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On his first visit to Ireland Nelson Mandela gives a speech in Dáil Éireann on the continuing fight against apartheid and the desire to create a new South Africa,
Homes for senior citizens are being built under a new housing project on a Dublin site that was vacant for years.
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Repairs carried out on the telegraph cables at Valentia Island off the coast of County Kerry.
Traditionally the sanctuary of male nude bathers, the Forty Foot saw women show out to protest at their exclusion from the bathing zone.
Heaney appeared regularly on radio and television to talk about himself and his work and to read his poetry.
A selection of some of the oddities, quirky tales, curious stories, wonderful individuals and bizarre events from Irish life.
When international personalities came to Ireland in the 1960s the new TV station often sent a camera crew along.