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#1988

From TheJournal.ie The 1988 closedown: How a legal loophole led to an explosion in Irish pirate radio 30 Years On

The 1988 closedown: How a legal loophole led to an explosion in Irish pirate radio

“You had grown up guys, some crying”: Remembering the night the pirates called it a day.

From TheJournal.ie Charlie Haughey was urged to pressure 'British arrogance' over Birmingham Six and Guildford Four State Papers

Charlie Haughey was urged to pressure 'British arrogance' over Birmingham Six and Guildford Four

The convictions of the nine men and one women were ultimately quashed.

From TheJournal.ie Charles Haughey asked Britain not to fly three IRA bodies through Dublin in 1988 1988

Charles Haughey asked Britain not to fly three IRA bodies through Dublin in 1988

The Taoiseach “made it clear that he would not admit to this request in public,” new documents show.

From TheJournal.ie Syndicate playing same Lotto numbers for 27 years wins €5.9 million Fancy That

Syndicate playing same Lotto numbers for 27 years wins €5.9 million

The group of seven will each take home €842,994.

From TheJournal.ie Lockerbie bombing victims remembered on 25th anniversary 1988 This post contains images

Lockerbie bombing victims remembered on 25th anniversary

“You have shown that terrorist acts cannot crush the human spirit. That is why terrorism will never prevail.”

From The42 It’s the 25th anniversary of Wim Kieft’s bizarre goal against Ireland Dutch Luck This post contains videos

It’s the 25th anniversary of Wim Kieft’s bizarre goal against Ireland

We caught up with a famous Dutch supporter who was at the Euro ’88 match in Gelsenkirchen.

9 things that are as old as Haley Joel Osment I See Dead People This post contains videos

9 things that are as old as Haley Joel Osment

The creepy kid from The Sixth Sense is 25 today.

Retro video alert! Homestead strawberry jam anyone? Brings Value Home This post contains videos

Retro video alert! Homestead strawberry jam anyone?

Okay Mrs Maguire?

From TheJournal.ie Woman charged over 1988 death of Christopher Payne Charged

Woman charged over 1988 death of Christopher Payne

The suspect was arrested in England today.

From The42 Sports Film of the Week: 9.79' Reel Stories This post contains videos

Sports Film of the Week: 9.79'

Remember Ben Johnson’s world record breaking gold medal in ’88? Not for long.

WATCH: Take a video tour of Dublin in 1988 Work Can Wait This post contains videos

WATCH: Take a video tour of Dublin in 1988

Lots has changed in the last 24 years…