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Berlin Wall

Crashing Checkpoint Charlie 1986

Attempting to escape communist East Berlin for the relative freedom of the West is nothing new. Coming up with new ways of doing it are but it has been some time since such a dramatic attempt was made.

Kilkenny Arts Festival (1986)

Welfare State Carnival 1986

In an effort to broaden the appeal of Kilkenny Arts Week to a wider audience, organisers have invited a carnival group 'The Welfare State' to provide street performances.

Classroom

Teachers Fail Literacy Test 1986

In the US the growing trend to make teachers more accountable for their work has meant it is back to the exam room for some. However, the results in the State of Texas have been embarrassing with over a thousand teachers failing a literacy test.

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Roy Keane Sunderland Manager

Roy Keane Sunderland Manager 2006

The Roy Keane footballing legacy continues with high expectations from fans as he is appointed manager of Sunderland.

EXHIBITIONS

Easter 1916

The 1956 radio series 'They Remember 1916'; interviews recorded for TV under the working title of 'The Survivors'; and colour footage of the 1966 Jubilee Commemorations.

Ireland and The Great War

Memories of The Great War with witness accounts.

Before They Were Famous

Irish celebrities, politicians, sports people, actors, singers and performers in the early years of their careers.