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This Day the 27th of May in Irish History.

In the year: 2003
Paul McCartney performs his first Irish show in 40 years at the RDS Arena. It's also his first solo concert in Dublin

In the year: 1798
Wexford rebels massacre Kingsborough's militiamen and yeomanry at Oulart

In the year: 2003
It is announced that the Royal Irish Regiment is to be scrapped as part of a major plan to cut troop numbers in the North. British military authorities plan to abolish all three Home Service battalions, comprising nearly 3,000 soldiers under a new deal to break the deadlock in the peace process

In the year: 1993
Mary Robinson, the first female president of Éire, becomes the first Irish head of state to meet with a British monarch when she visits Queen Elizabeth II

In the year: 1966
The UVF shoot and mortally wound John Scullion, a Catholic civilian, in the Clonard area of west Belfast

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