January 11

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  • 1970 During its Ard-Fheis in Dublin Sinn Féin splits over the issue of participation in the parliaments at Leinster House, Stormont and Westminster. The result was the establishment of Official Sinn Féin and Provisional Sinn Féin.
  • 1729 Edmund Burke, orator and political philosopher, was born at 12 Arran Quay, Dublin, the son of a Protestant solicitor and a Catholic mother.

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