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#30 Years On

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 'When HIV hit Ireland it had the same devastation it did in San Francisco' 30 Years On This post contains videos

'When HIV hit Ireland it had the same devastation it did in San Francisco'

Much has changed in the 30 years since HIV Ireland was established, but some of the same problems - like stigma – remain.

From TheJournal.ie Man arrested in connection with Meath hotel double murder in 1987 released without charge Rosnaree Hotel

Man arrested in connection with Meath hotel double murder in 1987 released without charge

On Tuesday 20 January 1987, INLA men Thomas “Ta” Power and John O’Reilly were shot dead in Meath.

From TheJournal.ie 'The sister and daughter we never had': Welcoming a child affected by Chernobyl into the family 30 Years On

'The sister and daughter we never had': Welcoming a child affected by Chernobyl into the family

The Chernobyl explosion was the biggest nuclear catastrophe of the 20th century.

From TheJournal.ie 30 years on: The impact of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster Fallout

30 years on: The impact of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster

Three decades on from the disaster, we take a look at the effect it had on Ireland – and how we’re facing a much greater threat to our health already.

From TheJournal.ie Man abandoned at airport toilet as a baby makes fresh appeal for his parents as he turns 30 Gatwick

Man abandoned at airport toilet as a baby makes fresh appeal for his parents as he turns 30

Steven Gary Hydes was abandoned as a baby on 10 April, 1986.

From TheJournal.ie "I saw little birds flying in and out of Mary's crown": When Irish statues moved, and the world came to stare Oh Mary

"I saw little birds flying in and out of Mary's crown": When Irish statues moved, and the world came to stare

It’s 30 years since Our Lady started ‘moving’ in Ballinspittle. Within days, the village was doing a roaring trade in ‘grotto burgers’.

From TheJournal.ie Haughey believed Jimmy Savile would be a good mediator for Thatcher dealings 1983

Haughey believed Jimmy Savile would be a good mediator for Thatcher dealings

A letter in the National Archives reveals details of a meeting between the pair at the Central Remedial Clinic in the 1980s.

From TheJournal.ie Changes to prison accommodation rules raised concerns about homosexuality 1983

Changes to prison accommodation rules raised concerns about homosexuality

There were “obvious objections to having two prisoners in one cell – the most common objection being that it facilitates homosexuality”.

From TheJournal.ie 1982 State Papers: 30 years on? 1982

1982 State Papers: 30 years on?

Has it really been 30 years? TheJournal.ie looks at how far we’ve come.