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Miami Showband members Fran O'Toole, Tony Geraghty and Brian McCoy shot dead in a UVF ambush.
Despite the bad weather, traffic in and out of Ireland was up for the August bank holiday weekend in 1985.
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In 2005 Limerick woman Dolores McNamara became one of the richest women in Ireland after scooping the EuroMillions jackpot.
Fire destroys the 141 year old St Michael's Church in Dun Laoghaire.
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.