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A campaign to promote Irish goods was officially opened at an exhibition in Cork by Minister for Transport and Power Peter Barry.
On the eve of the release of 78 prisoners from the Maze Prison in Belfast, Sharon Ní Bheoláin takes a look back at the history of the Maze Prison. The prisoners were being released under the provisions of the Good Friday Agreement.
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In July 1985 Dublin Street Traders marched through Dublin city centre to Mountjoy Jail in protest at the imprisonment of two traders for non-payment of fines.
In 1984 18 Woolworths stores throughout the Republic of Ireland closed their doors for the last time.
When international personalities came to Ireland during the 1960s the new television station often sent a camera crew to cover their visit.
Moments both significant and minor from RTÉ's past.
From the housewives who washed their husbands' socks by hand in 1960s Dublin to the era of Ireland's first female President in the 1990s.