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This Day the 1st of May in Irish History.

In the year: 1998
Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern, urges Gerry Adams, to get the IRA to accept that there would have to be arms decommissioning if progress in implementing the Good Friday agreement was to be made

In the year: 1169
A small party of Normans arrives at Baginbun and establishes a bridgehead for further invasions

In the year: 1919
Birth of Dan O'Herlihy, actor; film credits include Fail Safe, Last Starfighter, Robocop

In the year: 2000
Nobel Laureate and SDLP leader John Hume is awarded the freedom of Derry at a reception in the city’s Guildhall

In the year: 1794
Catholics are enabled by law to attend Trinity College

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