This Day in Irish History

on the 24th of April

In the year: 1912
Irish novelist, historian and politician, Justin McCarthy, dies

In the year: 2002
The IRA is accused of being part of a global terrorist network after a US inquiry claims the group has sent up to 15 members to Colombia to train Marxist rebels

In the year: 2003
The United States backs British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s demand that the IRA should clarify its commitment to the peace process.

In the year: 1993
A massive IRA bomb rips through the City of London, killing one and injuring more than 40

In the year: 1906
Son of an Irish father, William Joyce aka 'Lord Haw-Haw'; fascist and broadcaster of Nazi propaganda in World War II is born in Brooklyn, New York