This Day the 5th of December in Irish History.
In the year: 1976
A rally of twelve to fifteen thousand Peace People from both north and south takes place at the new bridge over the Boyne at Drogheda
In the year: 1998
The IRA Army Council and up to 60 Provisionals meet at a secret location near the border to debate arms decommissioning
In the year: 2001
Police and custom officers on both sides of the Border smash a multi-million pound smuggling operation with links to dissident paramilitary groups
In the year: 2002
Tesco's Premier Cru Brut NV comes out top in a blind tasting of 24 champagnes and 11 sparkling wines by British consumer magazine Which?
In the year: 1999
The Portmarnock Hotel in north Dublin wins the Gilbeys’ Gold medal in catering for the second year in a row