2007 in Ireland
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Other events of 2007
List of years in Ireland
- President – Mary McAleese
- Taoiseach – Bertie Ahern
- Tánaiste – Michael McDowell (to June), Brian Cowen
- Secretary of State for Northern Ireland – Peter Hain (to June), Shaun Woodward
- First Minister – office suspended (to May), Ian Paisley
- Deputy First Minister – office suspended (to May), Martin McGuinness
- 28 January – Dublin Port Tunnel opened to all traffic.
- 7 March – Elections take place for the suspended Northern Ireland Assembly.
- 12 March – Docklands railway station is opened in its temporary location, the first new station in Dublin's city centre since Tara Street Station in 1891.
- 17 March – Hundreds of thousands celebrate Saint Patrick's Day throughout the country – 650,000 alone line the streets in Dublin.
- 30 April – President Mary McAleese dissolves the 29th Dáil at the request of Taoiseach Bertie Ahern. The general election is fixed for 24 May.
- 8 May – Direct rule from Westminster is ended as the Northern Ireland Executive takes control of the affairs of Northern Ireland.
- 24 May – Irish general election, 2007.
- 14 June – First meeting of the 30th Dail and the formation of a FF/Green/PD government.
- 17 July – Meeting of the North/South Ministerial Council including the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) for the first time.
- Kevin Barry's short story collection There are Little Kingdoms is published and wins the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature.
- Ann Enright's novel The Gathering is published and wins the Man Booker Prize.
- Derek Landy's children's novel Skulduggery Pleasant is published and wins the Red House Children's Book Award (2008).
- 7 February – San Marino 1 – 2 Republic of Ireland
- 24 March – Republic of Ireland 1 – 0 Wales
- 28 March – Republic of Ireland 1 – 0 Slovakia
- 8 September – Slovakia 2 – 2 Republic of Ireland
- 12 September – Czech Republic 1 – 0 Republic of Ireland
- 13 October – Republic of Ireland 0 – 0 Germany
- 17 October – Republic of Ireland 1 – 1 Cyprus
- 17 November – Wales 2 – 2 Republic of Ireland
- Republic of Ireland finished third in the Group and failed to qualify.
- Liechtenstein v Northern Ireland (24 March)
- Northern Ireland v Sweden (28 March)
- Northern Ireland v Liechtenstein (22 August)
- Latvia v Northern Ireland (8 September)
- Iceland v Northern Ireland (12 September)
- Sweden v Northern Ireland (17 October)
- Northern Ireland v Denmark(17 November)
- Spain v Northern Ireland (21 November)
- FAI Cup
- Winners: Cork City
- 19 February – Reigning League of Ireland champions Shelbourne were demoted to the First Division by the FAI after having their Premier Division Licence revoked by the FAI's First Instance Committee . The club was issued a First Division Licence in place of the revoked licence.
- 2007 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final
- 2007 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final
- Pádraig Harrington finishes in the top 10 at the US Masters in Augusta, Georgia. Darren Clarke missed the cut.
- Pádraig Harrington wins the British Open in Carnoustie, Scotland. Rory McIlroy wins the silver medal for leading amateur. Darren Clarke missed the cut.
- Irish Open is won by Pádraig Harrington (Ireland).
- 2007 Six Nations Championship
- 2007 Rugby World Cup
- 2006–07 Heineken Cup
- January to March
- 3 January – Michael Yeats, Fianna Fáil Seanad member and MEP (born 1921).
- 23 January – Jimmy Murray, Roscommon Gaelic footballer and All-Ireland Senior Football Championship-winning captain (born 1917).
- 28 January – Bertie Troy, Roman Catholic priest and All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship-winning manager with Cork (born 1930).
- 5 February – John S. Beckett, musician, composer and conductor (born 1927).
- 8 February – Benedict Kiely, writer, broadcaster and journalist (born 1919).
- 17 February – Dermot O'Reilly, musician, producer and songwriter (born 1942).
- 25 February – Jackie Gilroy, former Dublin Gaelic footballer (born 1942).
- 11 March – Dave Creedon, former Cork hurler (born 1919).
- April to June
- 2 April – Emma Groves, blinded by a rubber bullet in 1971, leading campaigner for banning the use of plastic bullets, co-founder of the United Campaign Against Plastic Bullets (born 1920).
- 24 April – Kate Walsh, Progressive Democrats Senator (born 1947).
- 29 April – Con Murphy, Cork hurler and former President of the Gaelic Athletic Association (born 1922).
- 5 May – Michael ffrench-O'Carroll, Independent TD and Senator (born 1919).
- 22 May – Dermot O'Brien, 74, former Louth Gaelic footballer and entertainer.
- 30 May – Kieran Carey, Tipperary hurler (born 1933).
- 1 June – John Moriarty, writer and philosopher (born 1938).
- July to September
- 1 July – John Egan, former Dublin GAA County Chairman (born 1951).
- 9 July – John P. Wilson, Fianna Fáil TD and Cabinet Minister, former Cavan Gaelic footballer (born 1923).
- 15 July – Kieron Moore, actor (born 1924).
- 23 July – Joan O'Hara, actress (born 1930).
- 1 August – Tommy Makem, folk singer (born 1932).
- 3 August – Éamonn Young, Cork Gaelic footballer (born 1921).
- 10 August – Tom Cheasty, Waterford hurler (born 1934).
- 27 August – Tom Mulligan, Dublin Gaelic footballer (born 1977).
- 30 August – Tom Munnelly, folk-song collector (born 1944).
- 10 September – Joe Sherlock, Labour Party (Ireland) TD (born 1930).
- 26 September – Mick Holden, Gaelic footballer and hurler (born 1955).
- 28 September – Ciara Durkin, member of the Massachusetts National Guard who died under mysterious circumstances while deployed in Afghanistan (born 1977).
- October to December
- 2 October – Dan Keating, Ireland's oldest man and last surviving veteran of the Irish War of Independence (born 1902).
- 3 October – Tony Ryan, businessman and philanthropist, founder of Guinness Peat Aviation and one of founders of Ryanair (born 1936).
- 6 October – Tom Murphy, actor (born 1968.
- 19 October – Johnny Clifford, Cork hurler (born 1934).
- 22 October – Brendan McWilliams, meteorologist and science writer (born 1944).
- 28 October – Anthony Clare, psychiatrist and broadcaster (born 1942).
- 13 November – Alec Cooke, Baron Cooke of Islandreagh, businessman and politician (born 1920).
- 13 November – Hugh Gibbons, Roscommon Gaelic footballer and Fianna Fáil TD (born 1916).
- 15 November – Ned Power, Waterford hurler (born 1929).
- 6 December – Katy French, model and socialite (born 1983).
- 7 December – Mick Ryan, Tipperary hurler (born 1925).
- 11 December – Christie Hennessy, folk singer songwriter (born 1945).
- 14 December – Gene Fitzgerald, Fianna Fáil TD and MEP (born 1932).
- 15 December – Jimmy O'Neill, soccer player (born 1931).
- 26 December – Joe Dolan, singer (born 1939).
- 27 December – Kit Ahern, Fianna Fáil TD (born 1915).
- Full date unknown
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