November 25

Published in On this Day listing

  • 1921 In Belfast, 27 people were killed after a week of sectarian fighting. By the end of the year the death-toll in the city for the previous twelve months was 109.
  • 1969 The Electoral Law Act (NI) reduced the voting age to eighteen and extended the local government franchise to all parliamentary electors.
  • 1913 At a meeting in the Rotunda, Dublin, the Irish National Volunteers were established; 3,000 men immediately enrolled and Eoin MacNeill, co-founder of the Gaelic League (1893) and Professor of Irish at UCD, was elected commander.
  • 1987 Canon James McDyer, social campaigner and community leader associated with Gleann Cholm Cille, Co. Donegal, died.
  • 1987 Canon James McDyer (76), who pioneered successful co-operative enterprises in Glencolmcille, Co. Donegal (1951–71), died.
  • 1972 Seán MacStiofáin, Provisional IRA chief-of-staff, was sentenced to six months’ imprisonment for membership of an illegal organisation.

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