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This Day the 26th of January in Irish History.


In the year: 1998
Fears of a backlash heighten in the North due to the removal from the peace talks of the Ulster Democratic Party because of the recent spate of sectarian murders

In the year: 1998
The trial of a Dublin man accused of the murder of journalist, Veronica Guerin, is adjourned until June by the Special Criminal Court

In the year: 2000
Tánaiste Mary Harney announces that the new minimum pay rate of £4.40 per hour will apply from April 1

In the year: 1871
Sir Arthur du Cros, pioneer of pneumatic tyre industry, is born in Dublin

In the year: 1699
The second session of William III's second Irish parliament ends on this date

 
 
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