This Day the 1st of September in Irish History.
In the year: 1864
Roger Casement, British consular official and Irish nationalist, is born in Sandycove, Co. Dublin
In the year: 2000
The number of people out of work falls to an 18-year low
In the year: 1814
Birth of James O'Flanagan, author, in Fermoy, Co. Cork
In the year: 2002
Hugh Orde, Northern Ireland’s new chief constable vows to crack down on paramilitary "godfathers" who have orchestrated a series of unsolved sectarian murders.
In the year: 1870
Isaac Butt founds the Home Government Association; Home Rule is now the objective of constitutional nationalists