November 25, 1999 |
The Irish government said Wednesday that it plans to deliver a candle to every home in the country, to be lighted as the last rays of 1999 fade on New Year's Eve. "The idea is that shortly after 4 p.m. on New Year's Eve, everybody in the country will light their candles in what we see as a very simple, very symbolic, secular ceremony to mark the end of the millennium," Tom Rowley of the government-appointed National Millennium Committee said.
July 14, 1986 |
Gangs of masked men wielding axes and cudgels smashed Catholic homes, gunmen shot two people and Protestants attacked police today during rioting in Northern Ireland. Police said 187 people--128 of them police officers--were injured and 81 homes, most of them occupied by Catholics, were the target of attacks or threatening telephone calls during the past weekend.
June 19, 1994 |
In the end, it was more than a game. It was a far-off place and, a time--yesteryear to come home to. They came in their thousands Saturday to a stadium from which they could see the shimmering towers of a great city immigrant ancestors had built. They came remembering. The Irish came from Dublin, yes, but joyous battalions trekked also from Queens, and Ohio, and with their pipes and their shamrock shirts from suburban New Jersey.