Archive for November 26th, 2011

November 26,

Today in Irish History: Ireland Votes to Allow Divorce. Tony Blair Address Dail.

TODAY IN IRISH HISTORY (published by For the Love of Being Irish)

1995: In a constitutional vote, a tiny majority vote to revoke the ban on divorce in Ireland. The final tally showed 50.3% in favor. 49.7% opposed the change, a majority of 9,114 out of a total 1.6 million votes cast. Divorce had been banned in Ireland for fifty-eight years. While all the major political parties campaigned (although not very vigourously) for a “Yes” vote, the “No” vote was energized by support from Pope John Paul II and Mother Teresa.

1998: Tony Blair is first UK Prime Minister to address Dail Eireann. Blair whose mother was from Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal received an enthusiastic response from a packed house. Read Tony Blair’s remarks to Dail Eireann.
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