Irish drug baron and gangster George “The Penguin” Mitchell was arrested in Amsterdam on this day in 1998, after being caught stealing five million pounds worth of computer parts. A native of Ballyfermot in Dublin, he became involved with associates of the murdered gangland boss Martin “The General” Cahill, and participated in a number ofRead more..
Archive for March, 1998
The Kerry Bog Pony, an old Mountain and Mooreland breed (aka the “hobby”) originating in the south-west of Ireland, received its official “passport” from Weatherbys on this day in 1998. This breed of pony was traditionally used for light work on small farms. Its presence in Ireland began to wane during the famine, and thenRead more..