Today In Irish History
1840 - Repeal (of Union) Association founded.
1848 - On Abbey Street in Dublin, the tricolor national flag of Ireland is presented to the public for the first time by Thomas Francis Meagher and the Young Ireland Party
1912 - The Titanic sinks on her maiden voyage with the loss of 1,513 souls, many of them Irish; 732 survive
1941 - Free State fire brigades are sent to aid Belfast after Nazi raids cause numerous fires.
1972 - Sean McConville (17), a Catholic man, was shot dead by members of the UDA on the Crumlin Road, Belfast1990 - Gerry Adams, the President of Sinn Féin addressed an Easter Rising commemoration and stated that the 'struggle' in Northern Ireland would continue as long as there was a British presence in Ireland.