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#1981

# 1981 - Wednesday 29 May, 2019

Families of Stardust victims to meet with Taoiseach today as part of fresh bid for new inquests

Campaigners submitted documents supporting their calls for new inquests to the Office of the Attorney General last month.

# 1981 - Wednesday 25 January, 2017

Independent person to review new details from Stardust fire tragedy

Families say new evidence has come to light and are calling for a new inquiry into the 1981 fire.

# 1981 - Sunday 17 July, 2016

'They set out to cause serious injury': 35 years since 200 were hospitalised in 'the Battle of Merrion Street'

Tomorrow marks the anniversary of a confrontation between gardaí and protesters on the doorstep of the British Embassy.

# 1981 - Monday 7 April, 2014

Gun used in attempted assassination on Pope John Paul II goes on exhibit

Italy’s justice ministry has loaned the museum the gun, a Browning 9mm, for three years.

# 1981 - Friday 14 February, 2014

Vincent Browne accepts Taoiseach's invitation to Castlebar - three decades later

In 1981 Kenny invited the journalist to spend a week with him to see the work he does in his constituency.

# 1981 - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

Taoiseach urged to meet Stardust campaigners

Deputy Tommy Broughan said he was disappointed that the Taoiseach has not yet committed to meeting them.

# 1981 - Friday 28 December, 2012

1982: Haughey, America and "The Troubles"

Newly released documents show Ireland’s attempts to engage American President Ronald Reagan on Northern Ireland and to counter British propaganda.

# 1981 - Sunday 23 September, 2012

From The42 Sports film of the week: Gregory’s Girl Reel Stories This post contains videos

Sports film of the week: Gregory’s Girl

This week’s flick is a heartwarming coming-of-age story featuring a lovestruck teenager/goalkeeper.

# 1981 - Saturday 31 December, 2011

World War III? No problem - half a million Irish will fight it

Secret document revealed under 30-year rule shows Ireland had been assessed for the help it could provide in the case of a nuclear war threat.

5 things that were bothering Charlie Haughey in 1981

State papers show that while he was only Taoiseach for half the year, Haughey found a number of issues to get riled up about.

Ireland fought off loss of summer weeks

EEC wanted us to put the clocks back on the second Sunday in October, sending us into dark winter evenings earlier.

# 1981 - Friday 30 December, 2011

In pictures: State papers reveal new details about hunger strikes and Stardust State Papers This post contains images

In pictures: State papers reveal new details about hunger strikes and Stardust

Gaddafi’s intervention in the hunger strikes, Thatcher’s concessions and an advisor to Charlie Haughey who wasn’t best pleased with the state broadcaster. All revealed today…