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Zebo's wondrous flicker of skill feels inimitable eight years on
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Zebo's wondrous flicker of skill feels inimitable eight years on

Feb 2nd 2021, 8:15 AM 10,711 Views 19 Comments

At 22, the Corkman looked set to grace international fields for a decade, but almost four years have passed since his last cap.

On this day in 1972, one of the greatest defenders of his generation was born
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On this day in 1972, one of the greatest defenders of his generation was born

Jul 16th 2020, 4:44 PM 387 Views 0 Comments

Jaap Stam enjoyed a superb career at club and international level.

On this day in 2002, Middlesbrough smashed their club transfer record for an Italian striker
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On this day in 2002, Middlesbrough smashed their club transfer record for an Italian striker

Jul 2nd 2020, 5:22 PM 551 Views 1 Comment

Massimo Maccarone arrived from Empoli for £8.15m.

On this day in 2010, this future club captain joined Arsenal for £10m
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On this day in 2010, this future club captain joined Arsenal for £10m

Jun 18th 2020, 4:34 PM 109 Views 0 Comments

Thomas Vermaelen completed the move from Ajax to Arsenal.

The jaw, the mettle and the choke? 10 years on from Leinster's dramatic win over Clermont
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The jaw, the mettle and the choke? 10 years on from Leinster's dramatic win over Clermont

Apr 9th 2020, 8:17 AM 9,857 Views 11 Comments

Brock James performance was plagued by inconsistency, but the ‘choke’ label doesn’t sit well..

Today marks 70 years since Ireland became a republic
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Today marks 70 years since Ireland became a republic

Apr 18th 2019, 8:57 AM 30,024 Views 92 Comments

This meant that Ireland left the Commonwealth, and formally ended the statutory role of the British monarchy in Ireland.

RTÉ dug up this clip of Pierce Brosnan apologising to Irish people for the dodgy accents in Remington Steele
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# On This Day

RTÉ dug up this clip of Pierce Brosnan apologising to Irish people for the dodgy accents in Remington Steele

Aug 21st 2017, 12:14 PM 8,437 Views 1 Comment

What a throwback.

Dispelling the myths about the bombing of Nelson's Pillar
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Dispelling the myths about the bombing of Nelson's Pillar

Dec 22nd 2016, 6:10 PM 80,323 Views 97 Comments

No, it wasn’t blown up by the IRA… And no – the Defence Forces didn’t make a hames of clearing the site.

15 thoughts everyone has while scrolling through their cringey Facebook On This Day
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# The Way We Were

15 thoughts everyone has while scrolling through their cringey Facebook On This Day

Nov 15th 2016, 11:36 AM 4,816 Views 1 Comment

Regrets, I have a few…

'Heaps of wounded and dead. Showers of dust and earth and lead. Deafening explosions and blinding smoke'
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'Heaps of wounded and dead. Showers of dust and earth and lead. Deafening explosions and blinding smoke'

Jul 2nd 2016, 8:15 AM 8,575 Views 53 Comments

More than 3,500 Irish soldiers perished in the Battle of the Somme 100 years ago.

50 years later and the Nelson's Pillar bomber says he has no regrets
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50 years later and the Nelson's Pillar bomber says he has no regrets

Mar 8th 2016, 4:31 PM 33,288 Views 144 Comments

Liam Sutcliffe planted the bomb which destroyed the monument half a century ago.

This is how you can turn off Facebook's On This Day reminders
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This is how you can turn off Facebook's On This Day reminders

Jan 10th 2016, 11:00 AM 12,577 Views 15 Comments

There is no official way to turn them off, but there is a workaround.

Mortifying, embarrassing, shameful: My history in Facebook On This Day memories
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# Scarlet For Myself

Mortifying, embarrassing, shameful: My history in Facebook On This Day memories

Nov 15th 2015, 9:30 AM 8,165 Views 3 Comments

Or why On This Day can HEAD OFF for itself.

Here's how you can prevent awkward Facebook run-ins with your ex
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Here's how you can prevent awkward Facebook run-ins with your ex

Oct 14th 2015, 7:17 PM 16,161 Views 12 Comments

Facebook’s On This Day feature has a few filters you can

Here's how Facebook is about to prevent awkward run-ins with your ex
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Here's how Facebook is about to prevent awkward run-ins with your ex

Oct 14th 2015, 5:32 PM 5,089 Views 3 Comments

Nice one, Facebook.

"Clawing at the earth, swelling as if with its regurgitation of all the life that it had consumed"
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"Clawing at the earth, swelling as if with its regurgitation of all the life that it had consumed"

Aug 9th 2015, 7:45 AM 11,516 Views 113 Comments

It’s 70 years to the day since the bomb was dropped on Nagasaki.

It has been 70 years since 70,000 people were killed in less than a minute
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It has been 70 years since 70,000 people were killed in less than a minute

Aug 6th 2015, 9:15 AM 132,884 Views 138 Comments

New scientific research has looked at the long-term impact that the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings have had.

There's a campaign to have a US military ship named after an Irishman from Ballyhaunis
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There's a campaign to have a US military ship named after an Irishman from Ballyhaunis

Jul 18th 2015, 2:53 PM 25,294 Views 48 Comments

On this day in 1966, Gallagher threw himself on top of a grenade in order to save his comrades.

CNN and Sky News would have loved the Flying Enterprise saga... It was the 'Chilean Mine Rescue' of its time
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CNN and Sky News would have loved the Flying Enterprise saga... It was the 'Chilean Mine Rescue' of its time

Jan 10th 2015, 6:30 PM 21,477 Views 26 Comments

The story of the stricken cargo ship and its hero captain had people flocking to cinemas to catch the latest newsreels. The saga kept the world gripped for 14 days.

QUIZ: These major news events all happened around Christmas ... But in what year?
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QUIZ: These major news events all happened around Christmas ... But in what year?

Dec 26th 2014, 11:00 AM 12,730 Views 3 Comments

How well do you know your news? And how far back?

Waterford gift shop has the most Irish 'on this day' trivia sign ever
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Waterford gift shop has the most Irish 'on this day' trivia sign ever

Aug 24th 2014, 2:53 PM 8,321 Views 1 Comment

It’s all we need to know, to be fair.

Photos: On this day in 1966 Nelson’s Pillar in O’Connell Street was blown up
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Photos: On this day in 1966 Nelson’s Pillar in O’Connell Street was blown up

Mar 8th 2014, 7:45 AM 41,375 Views 153 Comments

At approximately 1.30am on 8 March a bomb exploded on Dublin’s main thoroughfare.

Photos: On this day in 1993 a bomb exploded at the World Trade Center New York
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Photos: On this day in 1993 a bomb exploded at the World Trade Center New York

Feb 26th 2014, 10:00 AM 10,740 Views 13 Comments

A car bomb exploded underneath car park killing six people and injuring many more.

18 years ago: Northern Ireland as the IRA ceasefire began
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18 years ago: Northern Ireland as the IRA ceasefire began

Sep 1st 2012, 7:30 AM 13,902 Views 43 Comments

The Troubles were far from over on 1 September 1994, but for the first time in many decades, the people of Northern Ireland seemed optimistic about peace.

On this weekend in GAA history...
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On this weekend in GAA history...

Jun 9th 2012, 10:23 AM 346 Views 0 Comments

Tipperary footballers had their finest hour, the point was invented and so was a Kerry legend.

Action Replay: the day America's amateurs pulled off a sporting miracle
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Action Replay: the day America's amateurs pulled off a sporting miracle

Feb 22nd 2012, 3:27 PM 508 Views 0 Comments

On 22 Feburary 1980 – 32 years ago today – America won an unlikely ice hockey gold at the Winter Olympics. This is the story of “the Miracle on Ice”.

In pictures: The 20th anniversary of X Case protests
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In pictures: The 20th anniversary of X Case protests

Feb 9th 2012, 12:47 PM 4,557 Views 59 Comments

In February 1992 the case of a 14-year-old rape victim who wanted an abortion sparked off waves of demonstrations around the country. These photos from the time give an idea of just how divisive and emotive the case became.

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

Jan 28th 2012, 2:37 PM 4,067 Views 7 Comments

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.

Action Replay: the day Big Jack and the boys went giantkilling in Giants Stadium
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Action Replay: the day Big Jack and the boys went giantkilling in Giants Stadium

Jun 7th 2011, 3:28 PM 764 Views 8 Comments

Ireland take on Italy in Liège tonight – but how much can you remember about what was going on in the world on 18 June 1994?