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#30 Years On

# 30-years-on - Saturday 29 December, 2018

The 1988 closedown: How a legal loophole led to an explosion in Irish pirate radio
# 30 Years On
# 30 Years On

The 1988 closedown: How a legal loophole led to an explosion in Irish pirate radio

Dec 29th 2018, 10:00 PM 21,613 Views 36 Comments

“You had grown up guys, some crying”: Remembering the night the pirates called it a day.

# 30-years-on - Friday 1 December, 2017

'When HIV hit Ireland it had the same devastation it did in San Francisco'
# 30 Years On
# 30 Years On

'When HIV hit Ireland it had the same devastation it did in San Francisco'

Dec 1st 2017, 12:10 AM 11,787 Views 5 Comments

Much has changed in the 30 years since HIV Ireland was established, but some of the same problems - like stigma – remain.

# 30-years-on - Monday 4 September, 2017

Man arrested in connection with Meath hotel double murder in 1987 released without charge
# Rosnaree Hotel
# Rosnaree Hotel

Man arrested in connection with Meath hotel double murder in 1987 released without charge

Sep 4th 2017, 10:17 PM 36,215 Views 17 Comments

On Tuesday 20 January 1987, INLA men Thomas “Ta” Power and John O’Reilly were shot dead in Meath.

# 30-years-on - Sunday 1 May, 2016

'The sister and daughter we never had': Welcoming a child affected by Chernobyl into the family
# 30 Years On
# 30 Years On

'The sister and daughter we never had': Welcoming a child affected by Chernobyl into the family

May 1st 2016, 9:15 AM 16,109 Views 7 Comments

The Chernobyl explosion was the biggest nuclear catastrophe of the 20th century.

# 30-years-on - Tuesday 26 April, 2016

30 years on: The impact of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster
# Fallout
# Fallout

30 years on: The impact of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster

Apr 26th 2016, 6:45 AM 100,671 Views 43 Comments

Three decades on from the disaster, we take a look at the effect it had on Ireland – and how we’re facing a much greater threat to our health already.

# 30-years-on - Monday 11 April, 2016

Man abandoned at airport toilet as a baby makes fresh appeal for his parents as he turns 30
# Gatwick
# Gatwick

Man abandoned at airport toilet as a baby makes fresh appeal for his parents as he turns 30

Apr 11th 2016, 4:07 PM 36,280 Views 43 Comments

Steven Gary Hydes was abandoned as a baby on 10 April, 1986.

# 30-years-on - Sunday 26 July, 2015

"I saw little birds flying in and out of Mary's crown": When Irish statues moved, and the world came to stare
# Oh Mary
# Oh Mary

"I saw little birds flying in and out of Mary's crown": When Irish statues moved, and the world came to stare

Jul 26th 2015, 10:30 AM 53,455 Views 183 Comments

It’s 30 years since Our Lady started ‘moving’ in Ballinspittle. Within days, the village was doing a roaring trade in ‘grotto burgers’.

# 30-years-on - Saturday 28 December, 2013

Haughey believed Jimmy Savile would be a good mediator for Thatcher dealings
# 1983
# 1983

Haughey believed Jimmy Savile would be a good mediator for Thatcher dealings

Dec 28th 2013, 8:36 PM 27,121 Views 50 Comments

A letter in the National Archives reveals details of a meeting between the pair at the Central Remedial Clinic in the 1980s.

Changes to prison accommodation rules raised concerns about homosexuality
# 1983
# 1983

Changes to prison accommodation rules raised concerns about homosexuality

Dec 28th 2013, 8:45 AM 28,294 Views 85 Comments

There were “obvious objections to having two prisoners in one cell – the most common objection being that it facilitates homosexuality”.

# 30-years-on - Friday 28 December, 2012

1982 State Papers: 30 years on?
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# 1982

1982 State Papers: 30 years on?

Dec 28th 2012, 6:00 AM 4,564 Views 1 Comment

Has it really been 30 years? TheJournal.ie looks at how far we’ve come.