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This Day the 28th of August in Irish History.


In the year: 1998
The Real IRA and the 32 County Sovereignty Committee are to be placed on an international terrorist list by the US Government. An FBI clampdown on American supporters of both groups is also planned

In the year: 1860
Napier's and Deasy's Land Acts are passed

In the year: 1998
One of the largest passing-out parades for the Defence Forces in recent years takes place; 86 recruits receive their two-star private rating at a ceremony in Gormanston Army Camp, Co Meath

In the year: 1710
A board of trustees for linen manufacture is established

In the year: 2000
Finance Minister Charlie McCreevy faces calls for his resignation as former judge Hugh O’Flaherty withdraws his controversial nomination for vice-presidency of the European Investment Bank.

 
 
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