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This Day the 26th of February in Irish History.

In the year: 1999
During talks in Bonn, the Taoiseach Bertie Ahern and British Prime Minister Tony Blair agree to push for implementation of the Good Friday peace deal by the March 10 deadline

In the year: 2001
The Government imposes a temporary ban on the country’s 120 livestock marts as the devastating foot and mouth disease spreads in Britain. Strict procedures are also implemented in airports around Ireland to keep the disease out of the country

In the year: 1797
The Bank of Ireland suspends gold payments

In the year: 2001
Blizzards, gale force winds and driving hail sweep the country, leaving many householders without electricity or heat.

In the year: 1983
Irishman Pat Jennings becomes the first footballer to play in 1,000 Football League matches

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