Improved Anglo-Irish relations are a lesson to all
Published 02/02/2012 | 05:00
Forty years ago today, furious protesters set fire to the British Embassy in Dublin, destroying the building.
Some sources say they numbered almost 30,000 and the embassy building in Merrion Square was besieged for almost three days.
The BBC reported at the time: "The mob threw hundreds of petrol bombs, as well as stones and other missiles. Fire engines which arrived to tackle the blaze were prevented from getting through for several hours."