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May 10,

Bono. General Richard Mulcahy. Senator James Shields on this day in Irish History

May 10: TODAY in Irish History:

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Today in Irish History: Curated by Conor Cunneen IrishmanSpeaks

Chicago Motivational Humorous Business Speaker, Author and History buff.

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ON THIS DAY

Senator James Shields (d. 1879) is born in County Tyrone.  The Democrat Shields served as a U.S. Senator for three different states: Illinois, Minnesota and Missouri. In addition to his political career, he also fought in the Mexican-American War and also the Civil War where he led the 2nd Division of the V Corps, Army of the Potomac. Official Congressional bio of James Shields.

Senator James Shields

Senator James Shields

1886: General Richard James Mulcahy (d. 1971) is born in Waterford.  Mulcahy played a critical role during the War of Independence and the Civil War. He fought in the 1916 Easter Rising, served as Chief of Staff of the Irish Republican Army during the War of Independence and became commander of the pro-treaty forces in the Irish Civil War after the death of Michael Collins. He was a brutally effective leader. His order that anti-Treaty rebels (many of whom fought with him during the War of Independence) provoked bitter emotions, but hastened the end of the Civil War. After the Civil War, he was a prominent member of Fine Gael, leading the party between 1944-1948. He was Minister for Education 1948-1951.

Michael Collins with Richard Mulcahy

Michael Collins (center) with Richard Mulcahy at funeral of Arthur Griffith

 1960: Paul Hewson – Bono is born in Dublin. The U2 frontman and human rights activist started the band with three school friends, Adam Clayton, Dave (Edge) Evans and Larry Mullen. Bono’s effervescent personality and his songwriting partnership with guitarist Edge has made U2 one of the most successful bands in Rock history selling more than 100 million records worldwide.

His efforts to alleviate poverty and AIDS in Africa win him worldwide acclaim and audiences with the likes of Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, the Pope, Nelson Mandela. He has been particularly astute in maintaining good relations with both sides of the political divide in US politics.

Nelson Mandela and Bono

1972: Constitutional amendment is passed by public vote approving Ireland’s entry into the EU (then EEC – European Economic Community.)  The previous January, Taoiseach Jack Lynch signed  signed the Treaty of Accession ensuring that Ireland would join (after voter approval) what was then the European Economic Community.

Jack lynch signs EEC Treaty

Jack lynch signs EEC Treaty watched by Foreign Affairs Minister Patrick Hillery

Want to learn more about Ireland? See these images and more in the acclaimed For the Love of Being Irish
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For the Love of Being Irish written by Chicago based Corkman Conor Cunneen and illustrated by Mark Anderson which is an A-Z of all things Irish. This is a book that contains History, Horror, Humor, Passion, Pathos and Lyrical Limericks that will have you giving thanks (or wishing you were) For the Love of Being Irish

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Want to learn more about Ireland? See these images and more in the acclaimed For the Love of Being Irish
Irish gift ideas. Best selling Irish booksRonnie Drew and Luke Kelly - Musical Irish Gifts to the worldJoyce Image in For the Love of Being IrishMichael Collins: Image from For the Love of Being Irish

BUY Quality Quality Guinness and Ireland Rugby Shirts
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For the Love of Being Irish written by Chicago based Corkman Conor Cunneen and illustrated by Mark Anderson which is an A-Z of all things Irish. This is a book that contains History, Horror, Humor, Passion, Pathos and Lyrical Limericks that will have you giving thanks (or wishing you were) For the Love of Being Irish

Watch For the Love of Being Irish author Conor Cunneen – IrishmanSpeaks on his Youtube channel IrishmanSpeaks. Laugh and Learn.

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This history is written by Irish author, business keynote speaker and award winning humoristIrishmanSpeaks – Conor Cunneen. If you spot any inaccuracies or wish to make a comment, please don’t hesitate to contact us via the comment button.

Visit Conor’s YouTube channel IrishmanSpeaksto Laugh and Learn. Tags: Best Irish Gift, Creative Irish Gift, Unique Irish Gifts, Irish Books, Irish Authors, Today in Irish History

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February 14,

48 Die In Night Club Blaze. The Sullivan Brothers. Irish Rugby Grand Slam

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HAPPY St. Valentine’s Day. Did you know the remains of St. Valentine are enshrined in Whitefriar Church, Dublin? See “D” for Dublin in For the Love of Being Irish

1878: Author Daniel Corkery is born in Cork city.

1921: Three IRA prisoners Ernie O’Malley, Frank Teeling and Simon Donnelly escape from Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin. They had been arrested for involvement in the Bloody Sunday killings of the infamous Cairo gang.

1924: Dail Eireann (Irish Parliament in 1924) Written Dail answer:

TADHG O MURCHADHA asked the Minister for Defence whether he is aware that James Hunt, of Timoleague, Co. Cork, whose son was fatally shot by a member of the National Army on April 8th, 1923, has been offered a sum of £10 compensation, and whether, in view of the inadequate nature of the award, he will have the case reconsidered?

General MULCAHY (Minister for Defence): I regret that it is not practicable to increase the sum of £10 which has been paid to the father of the late James Hunt, not as compensation, for the loss of his son, but merely as an ex-gratia grant to cover funeral and incidental expenses. There is no legal liability on the military authorities to pay any compensation.

1942: The USS Juneau is commissioned at Brooklyn Navy Yard. The ship would become horribly famous as the vessel which carried the five Sullivan brothers to their death, November 13 1942 after it was hit by a Japanese torpedo at the Battle of Guadalcanal. Only 10 of the almost 700 crew survived. The Sullivan brothers were descendants of an Irish immigrant.

The Five Sullivan Brothers

1948: In rugby, Ireland defeats England 11-10 at Twickenham, London. Ireland would go on to win the Grand Slam (defeating England, Wales, Scotland and France) this year, a feat they would not repeat for another sixty-one years (2009). For video of the Irish victory.

Ireland 1948 Grand Slam team

1981: Forty-eight people die in a fire at the Stardust club in Artane Dublin. After sitting for 122 days and hearing evidence from three hundred and sixty three witnesses, a government report found that the fire was “probably started deliberately,” a finding long deemed contentious. The 2009 Report of Reopened Enquiry found that “on a prima facie basis:

(1) that neither the Tribunal nor the Committee have identified any evidence which can establish the cause of the fire;

(2) that the new and other evidence relied upon by the Committee at its highest merely establishes that the fire began in the roof space but does not establish its point of origin or cause.


Learn more about Ireland? See these images and more in the acclaimed For the Love of Being Irish

Irish gift ideas. Best selling Irish books Joyce Image in For the Love of Being Irish

Today in Irish History is edited by Chicago based business keynote speaker, author, award winning humorist and history buff Conor Cunneen – IrishmanSpeaks. As a Chicago based professional speaker, this Irishman’s client base ranges from Harley-Davidson to Helsinki, from Memphis to Madrid as he Energizes, Educates and Entertains his audience to grow their business, people, teamwork and productivity.

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