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1982 Irish Halfpenny Cufflinks

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Perfect 38th Birthday Gift. 1982 Irish Halfpenny Coin. These unique cufflinks are made from genuine old Irish Halfpenny Coins. The cufflinks feature an image of an ornamental bird , taken from the Book of Kells and also feature The Irish Harp, a symbol of the history, culture and heritage of the Emerald Isle. These cufflinks are made by hand not machine, the coins are inset into the cufflinks and come in a beautiful silver presentation box. You are covered with our 100% satisfaction guarantee on all our products. Give a piece of history as a gift today..

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1982 – INFORMATION AND EVENTS FROM 1982

Offaly won the All Ireland Senior Football Champions
Kilkenny won the All Ireland Senior Hurling Champions

BORN THAT YEAR WERE

Kelly Clarkson (Singer)
Ian Thorpe (Swimmer)
Andy Roddick (American Tennis Player)

INVENTIONS IN 1982 INCLUDED

Human growth hormone genetically engineered

FAMOUS IRISH MOVIES INCLUDED

Danny Boy
Harry’s Game
How Many Miles to Babylon?

ALSO THAT YEAR

Wave of Terrorist attacks in France by Carlos the Jackal
Argentina invades the Falkland Islands / Maldives on 19th March , and the UK sends the Royal Navy, RAF and the Army and retakes possession of the Falkland Islands during the conflict the Nuclear submarine HMS Conqueror sinks the Argentine cruiser General Belgrano.
HMS Conqueror sinks the Argentine cruiser General Belgrano.
Argentine Exocet missile sinks HMS Sheffield
Israeli forces invade Lebanon
Poland is a country under martial law. The government bans the ‘Solidarity’ trade union. The workers remain defiant. Their leader Lech Walesa is freed from detention.
As Ireland heads for another hung Dail, Charles Haughey survives a leadership challenge and becomes Taoiseach. Fianna Fail debates a motion of no confidence in the Taoiseach, Charles Haughey. His opponents want a secret ballot. Charles Haughey wins an open vote by 58 to 22.
In November, the government loses a vote of confidence and the country faces its third election in eighteen months. Fine Gael and Labour are back in power.
Independent TD Tony Gregory trades his vote in a deal worth £90m to Dublin’s inner city.
Ireland has the worst winter in over 50 years.
Belfast’s De Lorean car plant closes. Owner John DeLorean is arrested on drugs charges. After £80 million in British Government aid, 1500 jobs are lost.
In rugby, Ollie Campbell kicks Ireland to victory against Scotland and Ireland win the Triple Crown for the first time in 33 years
Save Your Love by Renee & Renato is Christmas number 1.

SONGS THAT YEAR

Tight Fit: The Lion Sleeps Tonight
Human League: Don’t You Want Me
Yazoo: Only You
Phil Lynott: Yellow Pearl
Clannad: Harry’s Game
Dexy’s Midnight Runners: Come On Eileen
Fun Boy Three: It Ain’t What You Do.
Dire Straits: Private Investigations
Irene Cara: Fame
De Danann: My Irish Molly O
The Clash: Should I Stay Or Should I Go
Tears for Fears: Mad World
Madness: House of Fun