1992 in Ireland
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Other events of 1992
List of years in Ireland
- 20 January - Peter Brooke offers to resign as Secretary of State for Northern Ireland following criticism of his singing on The Late Late Show only hours after an IRA bomb explodes.
- 30 January - Charles Haughey resigns as Taoiseach and as leader of Fianna Fáil.
- 31 January - The Irish government sells the British and Irish Steam Packet Company (B+I Line) to the Irish Continental Group.
- 4 February
- 5 February - Loyalist gunmen kill five Catholics in an attack on a bookmaker's shop in Belfast.
- 6 February - Albert Reynolds is elected the fifth leader of Fianna Fáil.
- 11 February - Charles Haughey resigns as Taoiseach. Albert Reynolds collects his seal of office as his successor.
- 18 February - Taoiseach Albert Reynolds discusses the situation with other party leaders as the High Court prevents a 14-year-old rape victim from going to Britain for an abortion.
- 26 February - The Supreme Court lift the High Court ruling preventing a 14-year-old girl from going to Britain for an abortion; the abortion is performed in England.
- 15 March - Proinsias De Rossa leads a breakaway group from the Workers' Party to form what would shortly become Democratic Left. The majority of the breakaway group including De Rossa would later join the Labour Party.
- 13 April – 250 years after the first performance of Handel's Messiah in Dublin, the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields performs the oratario at the Point Theatre.
- 7 May - Bishop Eamon Casey of Galway resigns following the revelation that he is the father of a teenage boy.
- 9 May - Linda Martin wins the Eurovision Song Contest for Ireland with Why Me?, composed by previous winner Johnny Logan.
- 31 May - Christy O'Connor Jnr wins the British Masters golf tournament.
- 18 June - A referendum in the Republic approves the Maastricht Treaty on European Union: 69.1% in favour; 30.9% against.
- 8 July - President Mary Robinson addresses both houses of the Oireachtas.
- 23 September - The IRA destroys Belfast's forensic science laboratory with a huge bomb.
- 5 November - The government loses a confidence motion and the Dáil is dissolved. Two former Taoisigh, Charles Haughey and Garret FitzGerald, announce their retirement from politics.
- 25 November - Three referendums are held in the Republic on abortion-related issues: the right to travel and the right to (abortion-related) information is supported.
- 31 December - Unemployment reaches record levels: 290,000 people are out of work.
- An appearance by Christine Buckley on The Gay Byrne Show brings an "overwhelming response" from others who felt they had been victims of incarceration and abuse in industrial schools.
Arts and literature
- 23 September - The Irish Film Institute opens the Irish Film Centre in Dublin.
- Vincent Woods' play At the Black Pig's Dyke is performed by the Druid Theatre Company.
- Samuel Beckett's first novel, Dream of Fair to Middling Women, is finally published.
- Maeve Binchy's novel The Copper Beech is published.
- Eugene McCabe's novel Death and Nightingales is published.
- Patrick McCabe's novel The Butcher Boy is published.
- Colm Tóibín's novel The Heather Blazing is published.
- Donegal GAA beat Dublin GAA 0-18 to 0-14 to win their first All-Ireland Senior Football Championship.
- 8 August - Michael Carruth wins Ireland's first gold medal in 36 years at the Olympic Games in Barcelona. Wayne McCullough wins a silver medal.
- 13 January - Ryan Connolly, footballer.
- 16 January - Matt Doherty, footballer
- 25 January - Dean McCarthy, actor, dancer and model
- 27 January – Sam Barry, tennis player
- 11 February - Aidan Bissett, footballer.
- 7 May - Robbie Benson, footballer.
- 22 July - George Dockrell, cricketer.
- 27 July - Neil R. Barrett, rugby player.
- 24 November - Aaron Barry, footballer.
Full date unknown
- 9 January - Bill Naughton, playwright and author (born 1910).
- 20 March - Michael MacLaverty, novelist (born 1904).
- 28 April - Francis Bacon, painter (born 1909).
- 12 May - Joseph Raftery, archaeologist.
- 13 May - F. E. McWilliam, sculptor (born 1909).
- 20 May - James Tully, former Labour Party TD and Cabinet Minister (born 1915).
- 3 June - Patrick Peyton, the Rosary Priest (born 1909).
- 6 July - Bryan Guinness, 2nd Lord Moyne, lawyer and poet.
- 21 July - Aloys Fleischmann, composer and musicologist (born 1910).
- 17 August - Tom Nolan, Fianna Fáil TD, Minister of State and MEP (born 1921).
- 23 September - Ivar Ivask, Estonian poet and literary scholar (born 1927).
Full date unknown
- Benjamin Guinness, 3rd Earl of Iveagh, peer and Seanad member (born 1937).
- Aidan MacCarthy, doctor, RAF medical officer, captured by the Japanese during the Second World War (born 1914).
- Matt O'Mahoney, international soccer player (born 1913).
- Peter Rice, structural engineer (born 1935).
- Jim Young, Cork hurler (born 1915).
- Buckley, Christine (19 May 2009). "A long journey in search of justice for victims of abuse". The Irish Times. Retrieved 2009-12-12.
- "History". Irish Film Institute. Retrieved 2012-07-30.