1886 – Gladstone’s Home Rule Bill is defeated.

The Home Rule Bill is defeated in House of Commons despite a protracted and emotional effort by Prime Minister William Gladstone. The defeat provoked major rioting in Belfast between Catholic and Protestants which would continue intermittently for a number of months. The initial incidents occurred between celebrating Protestant Loyalists and police whom Loyalists believed was […]

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Today in Irish History – 7th June:

In the liturgical calendar, today is the feast day of St. Colman. 1420 – A parliament meets at Dublin. 1546 – England signs Peace of Andres with Ireland and Scotland. 1705 – Francis Flood, grandfather of Henry Flood, is expelled from the House of Commons for abuses against Agmondisham Cuffe MP, Cuffe’s tenants and others […]

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