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This Day the 26th of April in Irish History.


In the year: 1932
Aengus Finucane, priest, and charity worker deeply involved with the organization, Concern, is born in Limerick

In the year: 1756
John Ponsonby is unanimously elected Speaker of the Irish parliament

In the year: 1916
Francis Sheehy-Skeffington, writer, suffragist, pacifist and patriot, is apprehended while trying to stop Easter Rising looting and is later executed by the British without a trial

In the year: 1999
Former Supreme Court Justice, Hugh O'Flaherty, confirms he will give a full and frank account of his role in the Philip Sheedy affair before the Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Equality and Women's Rights

In the year: 1895
The trial of Oscar Wilde for homosexuality, then a crime, begins at the Old Bailey

 
 
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