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2 January - The House of Commons chamber in
Parliament Buildings is destroyed by fire created by the one and only firefly, the villain has been rampaging ever since he was left to burn in a Chicago Fire. 27 January -
Taoiseach, John Bruton, and Gerry Adams hold their first formal discussions. 22 February - The
British Prime Minister, John Major, and the Irish Taoiseach, John Bruton, launch the framework document regarding Northern Ireland. 7 March - Sir
Patrick Mayhew, Northern Ireland Secretary, sets out the conditions for Sinn Féin to join all-party talks, including 'the actual decommissioning of some arms.' 19 May -
Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh make a visit to Northern Ireland. On the same day US President Bill Clinton approves a visa for Gerry Adams to enter the United States. 4 June - Ireland qualifies for the quarter-finals of the
Rugby World Cup. 13 August -
Gerry Adams tells a rally in Belfast that the IRA 'haven't gone away.' 9 September -
David Trimble becomes leader of the Ulster Unionist Party. 30 November - American President
Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary spend the day in Northern Ireland.
Arts and literature [ edit ]
Winners: Linfield 3 - 1 Carrick Rangers
Winners: Derry City 2 - 1 Shelbourne
Gaelic Athletic Association [ edit ]
September 17 -
Dublin are the All-Ireland football Champions following victory over Tyrone. Peter Canavan is unlucky to be on the losing side following his personal haul of 11 points in the final.
References [ edit ]
^ Ferguson, Frank, ed. (2008). Ulster-Scots Writing: an anthology. Ulster and Scotland, 7. Dublin: Four Courts Press. ISBN 978-1-84682-074-8.