#OTD in Irish History – 22 April:

1365 – Lionel returns to England, leaving Ormond as his deputy. 1671 – An English Navigation Act prohibits direct importation of sugar, tobacco and other produce from the colonies to Ireland; act expires in 1681 but is renewed in 1685 and extended in 1696. 1717 – John Marshall, a successful attorney and father of Robert […]

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#OTD in Irish History – 22 April:

1365 – Lionel returns to England, leaving Ormond as his deputy. 1671 – An English Navigation Act prohibits direct importation of sugar, tobacco and other produce from the colonies to Ireland; act expires in 1681 but is renewed in 1685 and extended in 1696. 1717 – John Marshall, a successful attorney and father of Robert […]

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Sinéad O’Connor – Depression and the Stigma associated with it.

Sinéad O’Connor is in hospital after she uploaded an emotional video to her Facebook account on Tuesday, 8 August, 2017, where she said she felt “suicidal.” It went viral! Mental illness is like a war. You either win or die trying. Since breaking onto the scene in 1990 with her smash hit ‘Nothing Compares 2 […]

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#OTD in 1988 – Birth of professional mixed martial artist, Conor McGregor, in Crumlin, Dublin.

Conor ‘The Notorious’ McGregor is a mixed martial artist who competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Throughout his career, he has competed as a featherweight, lightweight and welterweight. McGregor is the current UFC Featherweight Champion. In 2008, McGregor started his mixed martial arts (MMA) career and, in 2012, he won both the Cage Warriors […]

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#OTD in Irish History – 22 April:

1365 – Lionel returns to England, leaving Ormond as his deputy. 1671 – An English Navigation Act prohibits direct importation of sugar, tobacco and other produce from the colonies to Ireland; act expires in 1681 but is renewed in 1685 and extended in 1696. 1717 – John Marshall, a successful attorney and father of Robert […]

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1988 – Birth of professional mixed martial artist, Conor McGregor, in Crumlin, Dublin.

Conor ‘The Notorious’ McGregor is a mixed martial artist who competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Throughout his career, he has competed as a featherweight, lightweight and welterweight. McGregor is the current UFC Featherweight Champion. In 2008, McGregor started his mixed martial arts (MMA) career and, in 2012, he won both the Cage Warriors […]

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#OTD in Irish History – 22 April:

1365 – Lionel returns to England, leaving Ormond as his deputy. 1671 – An English Navigation Act prohibits direct importation of sugar, tobacco and other produce from the colonies to Ireland; act expires in 1681 but is renewed in 1685 and extended in 1696. 1717 – John Marshall, a successful attorney and father of Robert […]

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1942 – Phil Coulter is born in Derry.

Coulter’s father, also called Phil, encouraged music in the house. He played the fiddle whilst his wife played the upright piano. The younger Coulter recalls this piano, made by Challen, as ‘the most important piece of furniture in the house. Coulter had written Free The People in anger following internment in Northern Ireland, when people […]

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#OTD in Irish History – 8 December:

In the Liturgical calendar, today is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. If it falls on a week day, Roman Catholic schoolchildren get a holiday and in recent times, it has become the custom to go Christmas shopping in the city. 1757 – Rotunda Hospital opened in Dublin. 1831 – Death of James Hoban, the […]

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1966 – Birth of Sinéad Marie Bernadette O’Connor.

Sinéad O’Connor ranked among the most distinctive and controversial pop music stars of the alternative era, the first and in many ways, the most influential of the numerous female performers whose music dominated airwaves throughout the last decade of the 20th century. Brash and outspoken — her shaved head, angry visage, and shapeless wardrobe a […]

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