This Day the 3rd of December in Irish History.
In the year: 1887
Winifred Carney, trade unionist and revolutionary, is born in Bangor, Co. Down
In the year: 1996
Six officers are hurt as loyalists attack police with fireworks, bottles and stones in Portadown, Co Armagh
In the year: 2002
Ulster Unionist leader, David Trimble, says there is little point in proceeding with multi-party talks in the North if the IRA refuses to address the need to give up all paramilitary activity.
In the year: 1959
Birth of Paul McGrath, footballer for St Patrick's Athletic, Manchester United, Aston Villa, Derby County and the Republic of Ireland
In the year: 1918
Richard Bagwell, Irish historian, dies