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

Jan 3rd 2017, 6:30 AM 10,915 Views 18 Comments

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

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

Jan 1st 2017, 4:00 PM 16,603 Views 10 Comments

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

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

Jan 1st 2017, 1:00 PM 13,442 Views 22 Comments

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

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

Dec 31st 2016, 10:00 PM 15,656 Views 4 Comments

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

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

Dec 31st 2016, 8:15 PM 13,851 Views 16 Comments

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

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

Dec 31st 2016, 7:30 PM 9,968 Views 2 Comments

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

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

Dec 31st 2016, 3:00 PM 11,336 Views 12 Comments

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