05 September-Irish Press

Irish Press ltd was officially registered as a company by Éamon de Valera on September 4th 1928. The company went on to publish newspapers such as the Irish Press and the Sunday Press. de Valera travelled to the United States during the War of Independence to raise funds for the first Dáil. 60% of the money raised was used to establish Irish Press. In April 2017 Irish Press shareholders voted to wind up the company.

The first publication by Irish Press ltd was the Irish Press newspaper in 1931. The newspaper was controlled by Éamon de Valera and members of his family. It was published from 1931 to May 25th 1995. It gave consistent support to Fianna Fáil, the political party founded by Éamon de Valera. The paper had a circulation of 200,000 at its peak.

The Irish Press newspaper was first published in the year 1931 On This Day.

March 9, 1966

Irish Press Burgh Quay 1983



04 September- Beyoncé

Beyoncé is a singer and songwriter who is a native of the USA. She is also an actress and dancer who has had success both as a member of a girl group and as a solo artist. The recipient of numerous awards, Beyoncé is one of the world’s best-selling music artists.

Beyoncé Giselle Knowles was born in in Houston, Texas in 1981. She began performing at a young age and became lead singer of the R&B girl-group Destiny’s Child in 1996. The group was a major success selling 60 million records.

In 2006 Beyoncé began her solo career. With songs such as ‘Single Ladies’, ‘Drunk in Love’ and ‘Crazy in Love’ she has become one of the highest paid musicians in history and has won 22 Grammy awards. She has also starred in films such as ‘Austin Powers in Goldmember’ and ‘Dreamgirls’.

Beyoncé was born in Houston, Texas in the year 1981 On This Day.








03 September-Porsche

Ferdinand Porsche who was the founder of the Porsche car company was a native of Austria. He is best known for creating the Volkswagen Beetle and the Porsche sports car. He was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in 1999.

Ferdinand Porsche was born in Maffersdorf which was then in the Austrian Empire. Today it is called Vratislavice nad Nisou and is located in the Czech Republic. Porsche was interested in technology, particularly electricity, from a young age. He developed the first electric car, the C2 Phaeton, in 1898.

Porsche worked for several companies before establishing the Porsche motor company in 1931. In 1934 he was given a contract by Adolf Hitler to develop the ‘peoples car’ (Volkswagen). During World War II he was involved in the production of tanks and weapon systems for the Third Reich. In 1950 Porsche introduced the Porsche sports car. He died on January 30th 1951.

Ferdinand Porsche, automotive engineer, designer of the Volkswagen Beetle and the Porsche sports car was born in the year 1875 On This Day.

Ferdinand Porsche montando en un Escarabajo (Stuttgart, 1940)




02 September-William Rowan Hamilton

William Rowan Hamilton was a physicist and mathematician who was a native of Dublin, Ireland. He is best known as the inventor of Quaternions. On October 16th 1843 whilst walking with his wife along the banks of the Royal Canal in Dublin he realised that the solution to three-dimensional geometry was in quadruplets. He carved his equation (i2 = j2 = k2 = ijk = −1) onto a stone on Broom Bridge with his penknife. His invention is used in areas such as computer graphics and control theory.

William Rowan Hamilton, mathematician and astronomer died in Dublin at the age of 60 in the year 1865 On This Day.