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1988 - Information and Events from 1988
Popular songs in 1988Morrissey- Everyday Is Like Sunday
Celine Dion - Ne Partez Pas Sans Moi
The Adventurers: Broken Land
Sinead O'Connor- Mandinka
Belinda Carlisle: Heaven Is A Place On Earth
The Pogues: Fiesta
Bobby McFerrin: Don't Worry, Be Happy
Enya: Orinoco Flow
Whitney Houston: One Moment In Time
The Primitives: Crash
Aslan: This Is
1988 SportsMeath won the All Ireland Senior Football Champions
Galway won the All Ireland Senior Hurling Champions
Inventions in 1988 includedDigital cellular phones (Ed. As if that will ever catch on !!)
Irish movies includedThe Courier
The Good Mother
The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne
Also that yearAfter 8 years and 1.5 million dead the Iran -- Iraq war ends
Suspected Libyan terrorist bomb explodes on Pan Am jet over Lockerbie in Scotland on December 21st killing all 259 on board and 11 on the ground
A 70ft giant is washed up in Dublin Bay. Eurovision: Pat Kenny and Michelle Rocca host a cliff hanger. Switzerland win by one point with an unknown singer called Celine Dion.
London: the Court of Appeal rejects a plea by the Birmingham Six. Controversial talks begin between Sinn Fein and the SDLP. John Hume defends his actions.
April 16 - The Irish National Lottery launches its national live draw.
June 19 - The Royal Canal officially reopens for leisure purpose between Leixlip and Maynooth.
July 10 - Dublin celebrates its official 1,000th birthday. Jonathan Swift's 'Gulliver' visits Dublin for the city's Millennium celebrations.
July 18 - Nelson Mandela, the jailed anti-apartheid leader, is awarded the freedom of Dublin City.
October 8 - A tax amnesty brings in over £500 million.