June 03

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  • 1970 Former minister Kevin Boland was expelled from the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party following his refusal to withdraw remarks about Taoiseach Jack Lynch’s ‘unparalleled treachery’.
  • 1970 Ex-minister Kevin Boland was expelled from the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party following his refusal to withdraw remarks about Taoiseach Jack Lynch’s ‘unparalleled treachery’.
  • 1974 Michael Gaughan, an IRA prisoner in Pankhurst prison, Isle of Wight, died after a 65-day hunger strike, the first known Irish hunger-striker to die in an English prison since Terence MacSwiney in 1920.
  • 1918 Lord Lieutenant French called for ‘50,000 Irish recruits before October to replenish the Irish Divisions in the field, and to subsequently raise 2,000 to 3,000 recruits per month to maintain those divisions’.
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