1662 – An “act for encouraging Protestant strangers and others to inhabit and plant in the kingdom of Ireland” is passed in the Irish Parliament under Charles II.
1725 – Patrick Darcy, scientist and soldier, is born in Kitulla, Co. Galway.
1891 – Charles Stewart Parnell makes his last public appearance at Creggs, Co. Galway.
1920 – Black and Tans burned the town centre of Trim, County Meath.
1922 – The Free State’s Provisional Government puts the “Public Safety Bill” before the Dáil, setting up military courts which allow for the execution of men captured bearing arms against the state and aiding and abetting attacks on state forces. It passes by 48 votes to 18. The Irish Labour Party oppose it.
1922 – About 500 Anti-Treaty IRA men attack Killorglin, County Kerry, led by Seán Hyde. However, they fail to dislodge a pro-treaty garrison of 60 men from Clare who hold the barracks in the town. British Intelligence reports that 23 Republicans are killed in the action and 30 wounded. Anti-Treaty soldier David Robinson admits to 2 killed, 15 wounded and 14 captured. The republicans disperse after 24 hours of fighting, when Free State troops arrive from Tralee.
1926 – Tim O’Keeffe, publisher, is born in Kinsale, Co. Cork.
1954 – One of the greats of Dublin Gaelic Football, Brian Mullins is born in Dublin. The tough as teak midfielder won four all Ireland’s with Dublin between 1974-1983.
1957 – Launch of the Royal Showband.
1971 – Heath, Lynch and Faulkner meet for talks at Chequers.
1973 – The first in an annual series of ecumenical conferences is held at Ballymascanlon, Co. Lout and is attended by representatives of al the main churches.
1998 – Tony Blair calls for a crisis meeting with David Trimble, Seamus Mallon and Gerry Adams to try to break the deadlock which has arisen over the decommissioning of arms.
1998 – Liam Neeson and Natasha Richardson announce they will donate a six-figure libel payout to a memorial fund for the victims of the Omagh bomb massacre.
1999 – The Tipperary Rural and Business Development Institute opens in Thurles, Co Tipperary.
2000 – Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams accuses David Trimble of attempting to manufacture another artificial crisis in Northern Ireland.
2000 – Thirty-three years after it was made, censors lift the ban on a film adaptation of James Joyce’s epic novel Ulysses.
2001 – British Airways announces it is to close its Belfast-Heathrow route with 160 job losses. BA’s decision also means it will suspend its daily service to Gatwick from Shannon and Cork.
2001 – Entrepreneur Denis O’Brien is ordered to leave the Oireachtas committee inquiring into the CIE rail. signalling project after telling Deputy Seán Doherty he is unfit to be its chairman.
2008 – Six nurses made history yesterday when they graduated from university and became the first in the HSE-South region to qualify to prescribe a specific range of drugs. Up until now, only doctors could prescribe the medications involved. But under a programme introduced in 2007, nurses working in midwifery, coronary care, A&E and other areas will be able to prescribe medications from a specific category list. Pictured at the ceremony yesterday in Cork University Hospital were, from left, Helen O’Callaghan from Ballincollig, Aine Hurley from Tower and Claire O’Brien from Ardfield.
Image | Clonmacnoise, Co Offaly | Fiachra Mangan Photography
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