December 10

Published in On this Day listing

  • 1920 Martial law was proclaimed in counties Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Tipperary.
  • 1998 John Hume, leader of the SDLP, and David Trimble, leader of the Ulster Unionist Party, were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
  • 1974  Four Protestant clergymen met with Provisional IRA leaders in Feakle, Co. Clare. Over a week later, the IRA declared a ceasefire.
  • 1948 The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly meeting in Paris.
  • 2013 An Irish delegation, which included President Higgins and the three Dunnes Stores anti-apartheid strikers, attended South Africa’s state memorial service in honour of Nelson Mandela.

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