1920 – Éamon de Valera returns from America.

Éamon de Valera had presented himself as ‘President of Ireland’ during his trip although he was not recognised in this capacity by the US government. De Valera evoked generous financial, emotional and political good will for Ireland during his eighteen month trip. He spoke at Madison Square Garden and Fenway Park drawing audiences in some […]

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‘The Notorious’ and Victorious, Conor McGregor.

Conor McGregor ‘immortalised’ securing a second title belt at UFC 205 at Madison Square Garden, NYC, making history by becoming the first man to hold two UFC belts simultaneously. Conor McGregor knocks out Eddie Alvarez in the second round! Conor McGregor, the featherweight titleholder, stepped up to challenge Eddie Alvarez’s lightweight title in the first […]

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1919 – Éamon de Valera begins his tour of the USA to raise money and support for the IRA’s war against England.

Éamon de Valera, the American-born president of Ireland’s revolutionary government, was smuggled out of a war-torn country on an ocean liner and into the United States of America where he launched a whirlwind, coast-to-coast tour that brought crowds numbering in the hundreds of thousands onto the streets of several major American cities. The Irish political […]

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