December 15

Published in On this Day listing

  • 1930 Edna O’Brien, novelist, most famous for her first, The country girls (1960), born in Tuamgraney, Co. Clare, the daughter of a farmer.
  • 1920 Canon Thomas Magner and a local man, Tadhg Crowley, were shot dead by an Auxiliary officer in Dunmanway, West Cork.
  • 1994  John Bruton, leader of Fine Gael, was elected taoiseach in succession to Albert Reynolds.
  • 1930 Edna O’Brien, novelist and short-story writer, was born at Tuamgraney, Co. Clare.
  • 1917 The Bolsheviks under Lenin signed an armistice with Germany and the other Central Powers.
  • 1993 The Downing Street Declaration, signed by Taoiseach Albert Reynolds and British Prime Minister John Major, reaffirmed Northern Ireland’s constitutional guarantee and aimed to foster agreement and reconciliation leading to a new political framework within Ireland.

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