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#50 years ago

# 50-years-ago - Thursday 22 December, 2016

Dispelling the myths about the bombing of Nelson's Pillar

No, it wasn’t blown up by the IRA… And no – the Defence Forces didn’t make a hames of clearing the site.

# 50-years-ago - Tuesday 9 February, 2016

David Attenborough turned down Terry Wogan for a job at the BBC because they already had an Irish announcer...

The then BBC 2 Controller of Programmes told Wogan that there was no room for a man of his “particular talents and experience”.