This Day in Irish History

on the 23rd of July

In the year: 1834
St. Vincent’s Hospital, established by the Sisters of Charity, opens in Dublin

In the year: 2002
According to the United Nations report, Ireland is regarded as one of the least corrupt countries in the world.

In the year: 1889
Birth in Chicago of writer Raymond Chandler, creator of Philip Marlowe. He was born to Irish Quaker and Irish Catholic parents

In the year: 1998
Irish under-18 squad defeat Cyprus to reach final in European Football Championship

In the year: 2001
Under heavy garda surveillance, the gangland funeral of Seamus "Shavo" Hogan takes place at St Agnes' Church, Crumlin, Dublin