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Donegal won the All Ireland Senior Football Champions
Kilkenny won the All Ireland Senior Hurling Champions
The Smart Pill
The Crying Game
Far and Away
When Ireland Starved
In Technology the first Nicotine patch is introduced to help stop smoking and DNA Fingerprinting is Invented.
The continuing Balkan War for the next 3 years between Muslims, Serbs and Croats prompting UN intervention.
In The UK Rioting breaks out in Cities including Bristol and in France Euro Disney opens.
In the US Bill Clinton becomes president and the largest Mall in America Minnesota’s Mall of America is constructed spanning 78 acres
Yitzhak Rabin comes to power in Israel promising to pursue peace talks with PLO
US and UN intervention in Somalia with OPERATION RESTORE HOPE to end famine and civil war
Ross Perot announces he will run as an independent in the upcoming presidential race against Bill Clinton and President Bush
Bosnia Herzegovina declares independence . A 3 year war follows between Muslims, Serbs and Croats prompting UN intervention
Ireland’s High Court prevents a 14 year-old girl from travelling to Britain for an abortion.Although the Supreme Court overturns the ruling, the ‘X’ Case leads to bitter debate and a referendum on abortion.
Unemployment reaches record levels in 1992. 290,000 people are now out of work. Cork has one of the highest unemployment rates.
Britain’s Labour Party looks set for general election victory. John Major defies the opinion polls. He leads the Tory Party to it’s fourth successive win.
Joe Hendron of the SDLP takes the West Belfast seat from Sinn Fein’s Gerry Adams.
Los Angeles is hit by the Rodney King ‘race riots’. Four policemen accused of beating a black suspect are acquitted by an all-white jury. L.A. has two days of rioting, looting and murder.
RTÉ goes on strike in 1992. Normal service is resumed after six weeks.
Sean Doherty goes on ‘Nighthawks’. He implicates Charles Haughey in the 1982 phone-tapping scandal.
With the Progressive Democrats threatening to pull out of coalition government, Haughey resigns. Fianna Fail says goodbye to the man who has led the party for thirteen years.
Albert Reynolds is the new Taoiseach and Fianna Fail leader.
An American woman reveals her affair with Dr Eamonn Casey who is also the father of her 17 year-old son. Dr Casey admits giving £70,000 of diocesan funds to Annie and Peter Murphy. He flees to South America.
In Florida, Ben Dunne is arrested on drugs charges. He is freed after paying a $5,000 fine.
The Olympic Games open in Barcelona. Boxer Wayne McCullough takes silver for Ireland. Dubliner Michael Carruth takes gold. The Carruth family celebrates at home and abroad. It is Ireland’s first Olympic gold in 36 years.
In the new dance music culture, Ecstasy is the illegal drug of choice. Experts warn of dangerous side-effects.
Bill Clinton challenges George Bush for the U.S. presidency, fighting allegations of sleaze, drug-taking and draft-dodging. He is elected President on 3 November winning 43% of the vote.
Amid accusations of ‘dishonesty’ at the Beef Tribunal, The Progressive Democrats pull out of government. A general election fails to produce a clear result. 1992 closes with various political negotiations in progress.
After eleven years of marriage, Princess Diana and Prince Charles agree to separate. The Queen dubs the year “Annus Horribilis”.