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#1986

From The42 Stunning scenes as USA sensationally fail to reach World Cup for first time since 1986 Upset This post contains videos

Stunning scenes as USA sensationally fail to reach World Cup for first time since 1986

Bruce Arena’s side suffered a shock 2-1 defeat to Trinidad and Tobago.

From TheJournal.ie The night Peter Robinson and a gang of masked loyalists invaded a Co Monaghan village The Clontibret Affair

The night Peter Robinson and a gang of masked loyalists invaded a Co Monaghan village

The incursion terrorised a village – and later criminal charges threatened to derail the future first minister’s career.

From TheJournal.ie 1938 Ireland: Post office clerk fired after £10 disappeared and he bought new suits and a bicycle State Papers

1938 Ireland: Post office clerk fired after £10 disappeared and he bought new suits and a bicycle

Pearoid was paid £2.5.6 a week, with his lodging costing £1.2.6 a week.

From TheJournal.ie The government brought in word processors in the 1980s - and civil servants weren't too happy Word Processing Problems

The government brought in word processors in the 1980s - and civil servants weren't too happy

One civil servant had to routinely work through lunch and late in the day to catch up on work.

From TheJournal.ie Irish ambassador said Russians blaming Chernobyl staff was a 'typical Soviet tactic' Taking Responsibility

Irish ambassador said Russians blaming Chernobyl staff was a 'typical Soviet tactic'

Nuclear fallout and Soviet scepticism feature in official Irish state papers on the Chernobyl disaster.

From TheJournal.ie The Government opposed giving any special money to help people left devastated by Hurricane Charley 1986 State Papers

The Government opposed giving any special money to help people left devastated by Hurricane Charley

Hurricane Charley swept across numerous counties in 1986 but Wicklow suffered the most.

The secret songs, pleading letters, and big name snubs of Ireland's plans to entertain Ronald Reagan

Brendan Grace and Phil Coulter both wanted a piece of the pie.

From TheJournal.ie 'Doomed to live alone': Mother pleads with Garret FitzGerald for divorce referendum Divorce Referendum

'Doomed to live alone': Mother pleads with Garret FitzGerald for divorce referendum

The 27-year-old woman said Irish people should be given the opportunity to have a say in “their own destiny”.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's death penalty was a 'quaint throwback' but not everyone wanted to get rid of it 1986 State Paprs

Ireland's death penalty was a 'quaint throwback' but not everyone wanted to get rid of it

Thirty years ago, there were some political considerations.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland risked a PR disaster by billing for post mortems following the Air India 747 bombing Flight 182 This post contains videos

Ireland risked a PR disaster by billing for post mortems following the Air India 747 bombing

The bombing of Air India Flight 182 off the coast of Cork in June 1985 dropped Ireland into the middle of a humanitarian disaster recovery operation.

From TheJournal.ie 1984: Letters from UK praise Irish people for their 'warm humanity' and generosity after Band Aid State Papers

1984: Letters from UK praise Irish people for their 'warm humanity' and generosity after Band Aid

One woman in England said it was a shame that FitzGerald was not their Prime Minister.

From TheJournal.ie 'Play your war games somewhere else': Anger as submarines caused havoc for Irish fishing industry in 1986 War Games

'Play your war games somewhere else': Anger as submarines caused havoc for Irish fishing industry in 1986

A number of incidents involving Irish trawlers and foreign submarines were reported in 1986.

From TheJournal.ie 30 years ago most Irish people wanted garda killers to be executed Getting Rid Of The Gallows

30 years ago most Irish people wanted garda killers to be executed

The death penalty wasn’t abolished in Ireland until 1990.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland tried to ban smoking in public in 1986 - and Big Tobacco was not impressed Lovely Fags Ban

Ireland tried to ban smoking in public in 1986 - and Big Tobacco was not impressed

1986 saw government health warnings introduced on tobacco products in Ireland for the first time.

From TheJournal.ie Government urged to help free priest charged with murder of Filipino mayor Padre Free-o

Government urged to help free priest charged with murder of Filipino mayor

Fr Niall O’Brien was arrested in 1983 over the death of a local politician.

From TheJournal.ie Aran sweaters, Avoca rugs and Waterford Crystal Statue of Liberty: Gifts Taoiseach gave Ronald Reagan There You Go

Aran sweaters, Avoca rugs and Waterford Crystal Statue of Liberty: Gifts Taoiseach gave Ronald Reagan

Reagan said the Waterford Crystal Statue of Liberty would be displayed permanently in the Statue of Liberty Museum.

'It outsold U2' - an album of Bosco songs was one of RTÉ's biggest hits in 1984

Did you have Bosco Sings in your house?

From TheJournal.ie 'Sell water to Saudi Arabia and turf to England': A Londoner's advice to Garret FitzGerald What's The Big Idea?

'Sell water to Saudi Arabia and turf to England': A Londoner's advice to Garret FitzGerald

William Long, from Essex, wrote to the then Taoiseach with his plans for Irish trade.

From TheJournal.ie 1986: The levels of radioactive material in Irish water, milk and vegetables following Chernobyl Sudden Spike

1986: The levels of radioactive material in Irish water, milk and vegetables following Chernobyl

Arrangements were made to impound any produce which showed unacceptable levels of contamination.

From TheJournal.ie 1986: Mother of four abused by husband writes letter to Taoiseach outlining need for divorce State Papers

1986: Mother of four abused by husband writes letter to Taoiseach outlining need for divorce

“God never intended continual punishment for one mistake.”

From TheJournal.ie Irish politicians really wanted Bob Geldof to win the Nobel Peace Prize 1986

Irish politicians really wanted Bob Geldof to win the Nobel Peace Prize

It didn’t happen for Bob though.

A Donegal child wrote a letter to Garret FitzGerald in 1984 having a sly dig at Charlie Haughey

“I don’t like the way Charlie is doing it”.

From TheJournal.ie Government investigated whether Josef Mengele spent time in Ireland after World War II 1986 State Papers

Government investigated whether Josef Mengele spent time in Ireland after World War II

The Nazi war criminal was suspected to have spent six weeks in Ireland under an assumed name

From TheJournal.ie 'A punishment from God's own hand' - the Irish got Biblical in their objections to 1985's contraception law Divine Argument

'A punishment from God's own hand' - the Irish got Biblical in their objections to 1985's contraception law

The 1985 Family Planning Act saw contraceptives made legal for over-18s without a prescription from selected outlets for the first time.

From TheJournal.ie Government considered using 'AIDS argument' in David Norris gay rights case Norris V Ireland

Government considered using 'AIDS argument' in David Norris gay rights case

In battling David Norris’ claims that Irish homosexuality laws were in breach of his human rights, the government was considering all kinds of defences.

From TheJournal.ie Enda fan wrote to 1986 Taoiseach to say people in the west happy with Kenny's latest appointment Well Pleased
From TheJournal.ie Take 4: Homes for every budget around Ireland Cutting Your Cloth

Take 4: Homes for every budget around Ireland

Here is our pick of properties from €250,000… up to €1 million.

From TheJournal.ie So just how young is the country's youngest junior minister?... The Edge has hats that are older Simon Harris

So just how young is the country's youngest junior minister?... The Edge has hats that are older

At 27, Simon Harris is now our most senior junior minister. Makes you wonder what you’ve been doing with your life, doesn’t it?

From The42 5 memorable past Germany-Argentina clashes Looking Back

5 memorable past Germany-Argentina clashes

This is the third consecutive World Cup in which the sides have met.

From TheJournal.ie On this date: Challenger space shuttle explodes after take-off Anniversary This post contains images

On this date: Challenger space shuttle explodes after take-off

It was on this day in 1986 that the space shuttle exploded just 73 seconds into its launch from the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida. All seven crewmembers were killed.

From The42 A Bluffer's Guide to ... Uruguay Who Are Ya

A Bluffer's Guide to ... Uruguay

We give you a few tidbits on Ireland’s opposition so that you won’t be stuck for something intelligent to say in the pub tomorrow evening.