2014 in Ireland
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Other events of 2014
List of years in Ireland
Events during the year 2014 in Ireland.
- President: Michael D. Higgins (formerly Labour Party), since 2011.
- Taoiseach: Enda Kenny (Fine Gael), since 2011.
- 1 January
- New Year's Day (public holiday).
- The Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act 2013 came into effect, defining when abortions may be performed.
- The age of eligibility to receive the State pension rose to 66 years.
- The exceptionally stormy season begun in December continued with violent gales, heavy rain, high tides, and heavy flooding all over the country, with power supplies cut off to as many as 5,000 customers.
- 2 January – The Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces, Lieutenant General Conor O'Boyle, apologised to the President and Commander-in-Chief, Michael D. Higgins, following a call-in radio programme which discussed a Christmas Eve homily by the Army's head chaplain, Monsignor Eoin Thynne, who noted the absence of Christian remarks in the President's Christmas message, broadcast on December 22.
- 3 January – The River Liffey in Dublin rose to its highest tide on record. It burst its banks near the Guinness Storehouse and Heuston Station. Some city quays were closed for an hour while pumping was performed. The East Link Bridge and Strand Road in Sandymount were also closed.
- 4 January – A very large Irish trade and diplomatic mission travelled to the Persian Gulf region. Over 80 firms sending 100 people on a five-day Enterprise Ireland mission to Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Dubai and Abu Dhabi were led by the Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, accompanied by the Minister for Enterprise, Jobs and Innovation, Richard Bruton.
- 6–7 January – The most prolonged and destructive Irish storm in almost two decades, Superstorm Christine, struck Ireland and did considerable damage, particularly in western and southern coastal parts of the country, on the 175th anniversary of the Night of the Big Wind. The initial assessment of the value of destruction was up to €300m.
- 24 January – Mount Carmel Hospital in Dublin applied suddenly to the High Court to go into liquidation when National Asset Management Agency financial support was withdrawn. Over 300 jobs were to be lost as a result.
- 25–29 January – A large fire broke out after 3 am on 25 January in the recycling plant at the Merrywell Industrial Estate in Ballymount, Dublin. Fifteen units of the Dublin Fire Brigade and 75 firefighters responded. The blaze was visible in Blessington, 23 kilometres away. Smoke reduced visibility and affected traffic, while residents of surrounding suburbs were advised to shut their doors and windows because of poisons released into the air. The occurrence of a second fire at the same time in a nearby carpet centre raised the question of arson being the cause. The fire was finally extinguished after five days. Three investigations were conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency, by the Gardaí, and by the Fire Service.
- 30 January – An Coimisiún le Rincí Gaelacha, the Irish Dancing Commission, announced a ban effective from March 1 on the use of make-up, false eye lashes, and fake tan on the faces of Irish dancers aged under 10. Artificial carriage aids used to enforce a rigid posture were also banned for safety reasons. Wigs and the use of fake tan on legs were not prohibited.
- 31 January–1 February – Storm Brigid blew winds reaching 120 km/h and caused flooding along the west coast including in Tralee, Limerick, and Galway. Power supplies to thousands of homes were severed, flights from Dublin Airport were cancelled, as were ferry sailings from Rosslare.
- 1 February – A man in Ringsend was found dead after responding to a neck nomination drinking dare.
- 11 February – Billionaire American property developer Donald Trump bought the five-star Doonbeg golf and hotel complex in County Clare, restyling it the Trump International Golf Links, Ireland.
- 12 February – Storm Darwin blew down between 5,000 and 7,000 hectares of forest, including as many as 7.5 million trees, according to the Department of Agriculture. This represents less than one per cent of Ireland's forest volume. Just over ten percent of Ireland is covered by forest.
- 8–10 April – Michael D. Higgins will pay the first state visit by an Irish President to the United Kingdom.
- May 22–25 – Local government (city and county council) and European Parliament elections will be held on a day between 22 and 25 May.
- 26 October – Clocks go back one hour when Irish Standard Time (IST) ends and the country changes to Greenwich Mean Time for winter.
- 11 May – Stage 3 of the 2014 Giro d'Italia starts in Armagh, Northern Ireland and finishes in Dublin.
- 2 January – Patrick Heron, 61; author, cancer.
- 7 January – Joe O'Mahony, 65; former Limerick F.C. football player, illness.
- 10 January – Anthony J. Hederman, 92, judge, Attorney General (1977–1981).
- 15 January – Liam Hogan, 74, former Limerick hurler, short illness.
- 19 January – Peadar Clohessy, 70, politician, TD for Limerick East (1981–1982 and 1987–1997).
- 20 January – John Mackey, 96, Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Auckland (1974–1983).
- 26 January –
- 27 January – Shane Hourigan, 44; hurling referee, road traffic accident.
- 28 January – Ted Nealon, 84; former journalist, broadcaster, and Fine Gael TD for Sligo–Leitrim, illness.
- 29 January – Paddy Whelan, 78; former Irish Times photographer, suspected heart attack.
- 30 January
- 1 February – Jonny Byrne, 19; Carlow under-21 hurler, drowning.
- 7 February – Ernie Lyons, 99, motorcycle racer.
- 8 February – Finbarr Dwyer, 67, accordion player.
- 11 February –
- 13 February – Tommy Cooke, 99; Limerick hurler and oldest living All-Ireland medallist.
- 14 February – Patrick Scott, 93; artist.
- 17 February – James McNaughton, 51; Antrim hurler.
- 18 February – Maigread Murphy, 94; teacher, patron of the arts and widow of sculptor Seamus Murphy.
- 20 February – Ted Joyce, 90; former Carlow Gaelic footballer.
- 24 February – Peadar Smith, 85; former Louth Gaelic footballer.
- 27 February – Raymond James Boland, 82, Irish-born American Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Birmingham in Alabama (1988–1993) and Kansas City-St Joseph (1993–2005), complications from lung cancer.
- 3 March – Gerry Collins, 57; former Dublin Gaelic footballer and face of Health Service Executive anti-smoking campaign, lung cancer.
- 10 March – Eileen Colgan, 80; actress.
- 11 March – Christine Buckley, 67; institutional abuse survivor and campaigner, cancer.
- All Holidays for 2014. Republic of Ireland Bank Holiday Dates for 2014. Retrieved: 2013-12-06.
- New Year's Day in Ireland timeanddate.com. Retrieved: 2013-12-06.
- Abortion law comes into effect - without guidelines Irish Independent, 2014-01-01.
- State pension age increases to 66 The Irish Times, 2013-01-02.
- "Tides and floods cause chaos across country". Irish Independent. 3 January 2014. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
- We can't ignore fact that winter storms are getting longer and more damaging Irish Independent, 2014-01-04.
- Army apologises over remarks about Higgins The Irish Times, 2013-01-04.
- Christmas and New Year Message from President Michael D. Higgins Áras an Uachtaráin, 2013-12-23. (Text and video)
- Taoiseach heads to Gulf for trade and diplomatic mission The Irish Times, 2013-01-04.
- Kenny to lead Middle East trade mission Irish Independent, 2014-01-04.
- Christmas celebrations continue with Nollaig na mBan RTÉ, 2014-01-04.
- Ireland is rather confused about Women’s Little Christmas The Journal, 2014-01-06.
- Today marks 175th anniversary of Ireland's worst storm in 500 years Irish Independent, 2014-01-06.
- Storm swells throw up needles, bottles and an old refrigerator Irish Independent, 2014-01-07.
- Superstorm clean-up begins as State eyes aid from EU Irish Independent, 2014-01-08.
- Three hundred jobs lost as liquidator appointed to Mount Carmel Hospital Irish Independent, 2014-01-24.
- 'We found out we lost our jobs from relatives abroad' - Mount Carmel staff Irish Independent, 2014-01-24.
- Fire services continue to battle Dublin recycling plant blaze Irish Times, 2014-01-25.
- Traffic restrictions as recycle plant continues to burn Sunday Independent, 2014-01-26.
- Fire services continue to battle recycling plant blaze Irish Times, 2014-01-26.
- Fire continues for third day at waste plant in south Dublin Irish Times, 2014-01-27.
- Dublin recycling centre fire 'believed to be arson' Irish Independent, 2014-01-27.
- Fire at Oxigen recycling plant extinguished Irish Times, 2014-01-29.
- Make-up and false lashes banned for child Irish dancers Irish Times, 2014-01-30.
- Families evacuated as Storm Brigid wreaks havoc around country Irish Independent, 2014-01-01.
- Young man (23) dies after reported 'neck nomination' Irish Independent, 2014-01-01.
- Donald Trump buys Irish golf resort after losing Scotland court battle The Guardian, 2014-02-11.
- Up to 7.5 million trees felled by Storm Darwin 2014-03-05.
- St. Patrick's Day in Ireland timeanddate.com. Retrieved: 2013-12-06.
- President Higgins to make historic first UK visit Sunday Independent, 2013-11-17.
- Easter Monday in Ireland timeanddate.com. Retrieved: 2013-12-06.
- May Day in Ireland timeanddate.com. Retrieved: 2013-12-06.
- Labor Day -- an 'Irish' holiday, as Irish created the union movement Irish Central, 2009-09-08.
- June Bank Holiday in Ireland timeanddate.com. Retrieved: 2013-12-06.
- August Bank Holiday in Ireland timeanddate.com. Retrieved: 2013-12-06.
- October Bank Holiday in Ireland timeanddate.com. Retrieved: 2013-12-06.
- Christmas Day in Ireland timeanddate.com. Retrieved: 2013-12-06.
- St. Stephen's Day in Ireland timeanddate.com. Retrieved: 2013-12-06.
- Republic of Ireland 1-2 Serbia RTÉ Sport, 2014-03-05.
- Ireland to take on Turkey on May 25 Football Association of Ireland, 2014-02-07.
- Ireland to play Turkey in May friendly Irish Independent, 2012-02-08.
- Italy vs Republic of Ireland MSN Sport, 2014.
- Italy vs. Republic of Ireland Soccerway, 2014.
- Portugal, Ireland to meet at MetLife Stadium in June The Star-Ledger, 2014-02-14.
- Georgia–Republic of Ireland UEFA, 2014-02-24.
- Republic of Ireland–Gibraltar UEFA, 2014-02-24.
- Germany–Republic of Ireland UEFA, 2014-02-24.
- Scotland–Republic of Ireland UEFA, 2014-02-24.
- "Giro d’Italia announce route details for three stages in Ireland - The Irish Times - Mon, Oct 07, 2013". The Irish Times. 2013-10-07. Retrieved 2014-01-13.
- The death has occurred of Patrick (Paddy) Heron
- Phelan, Eugene (8 January 2014). "Tributes paid to Limerick soccer star Joe O’Mahony". Limerick Leader. Retrieved 9 January 2014.
- HEDERMAN, Justice Anthony : Death notice
- Tributes to Clohessy, founder of Progressive Democrats
- Bishop who led school integration dies at 96
- Sad passing of Posh legend Ollie Conmy
- GAA mourns as referee and handball ace die in crashes Irish Independent, 2014-01-28.
- GAA referee Shane Hourigan killed in car crash, leaving sporting community devastated Irish Independent, 2014-01-27.
- Former journalist and politician Ted Nealon dies aged 84 Irish Times, 2014-01-28.
- Irish Times photographer Paddy Whelan dies Irish Times, 2014-01-30.
- Former FF TD Carty dies aged 63 Irish Independent, 2014-01-31.
- ‘Irish Times’ journalist Seán Flynn dies, aged 56 Irish Times, 2014-01-30.
- Business tycoon Jim Mansfield dies Irish Independent, 2014-01-30.
- Style icon blazed a trail in fashion journalism Irish Independent, 2014-02-02.
- Tragic death of young Carlow hurler
- LYONS, Ernest : Death notice
- The death has occurred of Finbarr DWYER
- 'Rest in peace mam. Miss you': Aonghus tweets tribute to mother Ronnie
- Founding Chieftains member Sean Potts passes away aged 83
- Tributes paid to legendary Limerick hurler
- Renowned Irish artist Patrick Scott has died, aged 93 Irish Independent, 2014-02-14.
- "Former Antrim hurler James McNaughton passes away". RTÉ Sport. 18 February 2014. Retrieved 18 February 2014.
- "Obituaries: Maigread Murphy". Irish Independent. 2 March 2014. Retrieved 2 March 2014.
- Carlow great Joyce passes away Hogan Stand, 2014-02-22.
- Louth mourns 1957 hero Peadar Smith Hogan Stand, 2014-02-25.
- Missouri bishop dies in Ireland after cancer fight
- Face of anti-smoking campaign Gerry Collins dies aged 57
- Fair City and Glenroe actress Eileen Colgan dies
- Institutional abuse campaigner Christine Buckley dies