This Week in the News

This Week in the News 18th May to 22nd May

A lot has happened this week through the years. Some events were signaled in the Irish newspapers, some failed to make the headlines. However, we have selected a few diverse facts and events for you to enjoy. Read below what happened this week in the news:

18th of May

A family favourite, Shrek, was launched 14 years ago today! The friendliest and funniest green ogre has its own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!

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19th of May

On this day in 1987, Oscar Wilde is released from jail after 2 years of hard labour for his homosexuality.  After being released, he left Britain and started writing again. He died just 3 years later, in Paris.

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20th of May

Happy Birthday to Cher! She is 69 today! What a legend!

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21st of May

Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to cross the Atlantic after a nonstop flight, when she lands in Ireland, on this day in 1932. Read about it here:

22nd of May

Brave Irish Men of the 1st Battalion Dublin Fusiliers from World War 1 - 1915.

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