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Sun. 23 Oct. 2016

President Ó Dálaigh in 1976

President Ó Dálaigh Resigns 1976

Following a clash with the Liam Cosgrave led Government of the day, Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh became the first Irish President to resign from office.

The Goose Girl

Goose Girl Controversy Continues 1996

On the eve of the opening the exhibition 'William John Leech: an Irish painter abroad' at the National Gallery of Ireland, the debate over who painted 'The Goose Girl' continues.

Bill Golding as Michael William Balfe in 1970.

Wexford Opera Festival 1951

Norris Davidson visits the first Wexford Opera Festival in 1951, where he meets some of the principle cast members of the production of 'The Rose of Castille' by Irish composer Michael William Balfe.


Wexford Street Names

Wexford Street Names 1971

Following a plebiscite in 1932, Wexford Council changed the town's street names to honour those who took part in the Easter Rising of 1916. However, locals still use the original street names and are often unaware of the new ones.


Halloween Customs and Traditions

Leaving out food for the dead, making costumes and playing pranks on neighbours.

Look Who Visited Ireland in the 60s

When international personalities came to Ireland during the 1960s the new television station often sent a camera crew to cover their visit.

Before They Were Famous

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