This Day the 12th of March in Irish History.
In the year: 2001
Department of Agriculture vets are investigating another suspected case of foot and mouth in the North. Tests are carried out on a sheep taken from a farm in Augher to an abattoir in Dungannon, Co. Tyrone, for slaughter.
In the year: 1689
James II lands at Kinsale and proceeds to Dublin
In the year: 1944
Britain bans all travel to and from Ireland in an effort to prevent news of Allied preparations for the invasion of France reaching the Germans
In the year: 1832
Birth of Capt. Charles Boycott, despised English estate manager in Ireland, from whose name the word 'boycott' is taken
In the year: 1930
Pat Taaffe, jockey and trainer, is born in Rathcoole, Co. Dublin