This Day the 24th of May in Irish History.
In the year: 1923
Actress, Siobhan McKenna is born
In the year: 1882
Creighton Hale, actor, is born in Cork
In the year: 1798
Archibald Hamilton Jacob conducts the Enniscorthy Yeomen Cavalry to the village of Ballaghkeen where they flog a man to death
In the year: 1987
A referendum in the Republic approves the Single European Act
In the year: 2003
Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern, and the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Brian Cowen, meet Sinn Féin's chief negotiators Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness in Dublin for talks.