President Ronald Reagan and Ms Nancy Reagan during their visit to Ireland. President Reagan is drinking a pint of Guinness in the Ronald Reagan pub in Ballyporeen, Co Tipperary. File photograph: Pat Langan/The Irish Times

Key events from 30 years ago as State papers are about be released

Danny O’Donoghue from The Script busking on Grafton Street. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Damien Rice, Mundy among musicians bringing shopping street to standstill

A woman is being treated at Cavan General Hospital for serious stab wounds. Image: Google Street View

Victim in her 40s treated in hospital for serious wounds resceived during incident

 Santa Claus waves to the crowd from his flying sleigh. Photograph: Jean-Christophe Bott/EPA

Good weather conditions for Santa Claus’s arrival in Ireland to be tracked by Norad

Gardai in Waterford are investigating a robbery in an elderly woman’s home. Image: Google Street View

Two men broke into house at 3am on Christmas Eve and threatened pensioner

Members of the Coast Guard and the Civil Defence form a guard of honour as RNLI Dun Laoghaire crew members Daragh Brady and Eamon O’Leary conduct a ceremony on the East Pier to remember the 15 volunteers that died on service in 1895 on Christmas Eve . Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Volunteers died on Christmas Eve 1895 when lifeboat capsized during rescue

An Irishman in his 20s has died in Mumbai, India. File photograph: Thinkstock

Brother of Brendan Devanney concerned about foul play in death of Westmeath native

Darryle McClurkin on a quad bike in a snow covered field in the Belfast hills on Friday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Weather tonight will be milder as temperatures stay close to zero and rain spreads

The body of a fisherman has been transferred to Cork University Hospital for postmortem examination. File photograph: Google Street View

Emergency services pronounce man dead at the scene near Castletownbere

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