1922 Arthur Griffith was elected president of Dáil Éireann. 1920 The League of Nations held its first meeting in Geneva. It was superseded by the United Nations on the same […]

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1980 Taoiseach Charles J. Haughey gave his infamous ‘as a community, we are living beyond our means’ television address. Unknown to the public at the time, he owed the AIB […]

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1922 Dáil Éireann approved the Anglo-Irish Treaty (64–57). 1928Francis Ball, historian, author notably of The Judges in Ireland, 1221–1921 (1926), an important source since the documents on which it was […]

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1821 William Putnam McCabe (c. 46), a United Irishman noted for his ability to elude arrest by his powers of disguise and mimicry, who later settled in France and founded […]

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1922 Sir Ernest Shackleton (47), explorer, died suddenly in South Georgia as he prepared to lead a fourth expedition to the Antarctic. 1989 John A. Costello (84), taoiseach in the […]

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