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#1987

From TheJournal.ie State Papers: RTÉ crew were 'somewhat cavalier' and acted 'on impulse' during US trip 1987

State Papers: RTÉ crew were 'somewhat cavalier' and acted 'on impulse' during US trip

The Irish Embassy had to rebook flights and arrange interviews for RTÉ when its crew visited in 1987.

From TheJournal.ie State Papers: Irish government on the PIRA's 'biggest propaganda coup since the 1981 hunger strike' 1987

State Papers: Irish government on the PIRA's 'biggest propaganda coup since the 1981 hunger strike'

The Irish government raised its concerns to the British over the RUC’s handling of Larry Marley’s funeral.

From TheJournal.ie A bizarre story about a 'stolen' lawnmower made it into official government records 30 years ago Important Business

A bizarre story about a 'stolen' lawnmower made it into official government records 30 years ago

A tale about a Qualcast Punch Lawnmower worth £210 made it all the way into official Irish government records.

From The42 'We couldn't afford to lose a third All-Ireland' - Galway legend reflects on famous win in stirring video Memory Lane This post contains videos

'We couldn't afford to lose a third All-Ireland' - Galway legend reflects on famous win in stirring video

Pete Finnerty looks back at a huge day in sport for the county.

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 Cold case: PSNI re-opens probe into murder of mother-of-two at loyalist club 1987

Cold case: PSNI re-opens probe into murder of mother-of-two at loyalist club

Police say Lorraine McCausland was “brutally raped” and “savagely beaten”.

Fairytale of New York breaks the one million mark Million Seller This post contains videos

Fairytale of New York breaks the one million mark

The 25-year-old song has now sold more than one million copies in the UK.

From TheJournal.ie In pics: Marking the 350th anniversary of Phoenix Park Phoenix Park 350 This post contains images

In pics: Marking the 350th anniversary of Phoenix Park

The pen and ink drawings by the Irish artist Sheelagh Duff are part of a free exhibition in the Phoenix Park until the end of November.

From The42 Olazabal says he won't play in Ryder Cup No Thanks

Olazabal says he won't play in Ryder Cup

The Spanish golfer says he would be unable to cope with the responsibility of playing and captaining the team at the same time.