- 1998 in Northern Ireland
9 January- British Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Mo Mowlam, visits loyalistprisoners in the Maze prison. Afterwards loyalists agree to attend the Stormont talks.
20 February- Sinn Féinis excluded from the Northern Irelandtalks for two weeks. Protests in Belfastfollow.
10 April- Good Friday: the British and Irish governments and all the political parties in the Northern Ireland (except the Democratic Unionist Partysign the Belfast Agreement.
19 May- John Humeand David Trimblejoin U2on stage in Belfastas they make a direct appeal to young voters in Northern Ireland to vote 'yes' in the referendum on the Good Friday Agreement.
22 May- The Belfast Agreementis endorsed in a referendum by people north and south of the border.
25 June- The people of Northern Irelandgo to the polls to elect a new Assembly.
June- Crumlin Road Courthouseis closed and the site is eventually sold to a private developer.
12 July- Three young children are killed in a loyalist arson attack in Ballymoney.
15 August- 29 people die in a bomb explosion near the centre of Omagh, County Tyrone, caused by the Real IRA.
3 September- President Clinton of the United Statesvisits Omagh and views the bomb damage.
16 October- John Humeand David Trimbleare announced as the winners of the Nobel Peace Prize.
10 December- John Humeand David Trimbleare presented with the Nobel Peace Prizeat a ceremony in Oslo, Norway.
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*Irish League::Winners: Cliftonville
Robert Dunlopwins the Ultra-Lightweight race at the Isle of Man TT.
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