#OTD in 1980 – Kincora Scandal: ‘Boys suicide bids brought Kincora scandal to light’. Three staff members of the Kincora Boys Home, Belfast, were charged with acts of gross indecency.

The Kincora Boys’ Home was a boys’ home in Belfast, that was the scene of serious organised child sexual abuse, causing a scandal and attempted cover-up in 1980, with allegations of state collusion. The Northern Ireland Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry began examining allegations relating to the Home on 31 May 2016, including claims that there […]

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#OTD in 1766 – Four pirates were found guilty in Dublin of murdering on the high seas Captain Cochrane, Captain Glass and others.

On 1 March 1766, four pirates were tried in the Dublin Admiralty Court and found guilty of murdering on the high seas Captain Cochrane, Captain Glass and others; also of plundering and scuttling the good ship Lord Sandwich. On the following Monday they were executed in St Stephen’s Green. As the court, had ordered that […]

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#OTD in 1980 – Kincora Scandal: ‘Boys suicide bids brought Kincora scandal to light’. Three staff members of the Kincora Boys Home, Belfast, were charged with acts of gross indecency.

The Kincora Boys’ Home was a boys’ home in Belfast, that was the scene of serious organised child sexual abuse, causing a scandal and attempted cover-up in 1980, with allegations of state collusion. The Northern Ireland Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry began examining allegations relating to the Home on 31 May 2016, including claims that there […]

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#OTD in 1766 – Four pirates are found guilty in Dublin of murdering on the high seas.

On Saturday, 1 March 1766, four pirates were tried in the Dublin Admiralty Court and found guilty of murdering on the high seas Captain Cochrane, Captain Glass and others; also of plundering and scuttling the good ship Lord Sandwich. On the following Monday they were executed in St Stephen’s Green. As the court, had ordered […]

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