BY AODHAN CREALEY MARCH 03/1947 Carol Reed’s film noir Odd Man Out, set in post-war Belfast with James Mason in the title role, opened in the city’s Classic cinema, off […]

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1992 President Mary Robinson became the first Irish president to visit Belfast. 1177 John de Courcy and his legendary ‘twenty-two mailed horsemen’, fellow knights in Henry II’s Dublin garrison, set […]

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1670 John Toland, deist and writer on political philosophy and philosophy of religion whose best-known work, Christianity not mysterious (1696), was considered atheistic and subversive by the Irish parliament and ordered to […]

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1939 Charlotte Despard, née French (95), suffragette, socialist and philanthropist, died when she fell down the stairs in her home in Whitehead, Co. Antrim. Considering that they were polar opposites […]

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1987 Eleven people were killed and over 60 injured when an IRA bomb exploded during a service at the war memorial in Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, on Remembrance Day.

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