2014 in Ireland

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Events during the year 2014 in Ireland.

Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

January[edit]

  • 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.[9][10]
  • 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.[13][14][15]
  • 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.[18] 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.[19]
  • 30 January – An Coimisiún le Rincí Gaelacha, the Irish Dancing Commission, announced a ban effective from 1 March on the use of make-up, false eyelashes, 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.[20]
  • 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.[21]

February[edit]

  • 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.[24]

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

  • 6 May – The appointment of 36 new ambassadors, 12 of them women, was announced by the Government, including the appointment of an official of the Department of Foreign Affairs as Irish ambassador to the Vatican, an embassy due to reopen in the next few months, following its closure in 2011. This increased the number of Irish ambassadors to 80.[37]
  • 16 May – The Committee of Social Rights of the Council of Europe ruled that, for the first time since the formation of the police force, members of the Garda Síochána could join a labour union and would be allowed to strike.[43]
  • 20 May – The Rosie Hackett Bridge across the River Liffey in Dublin was opened to connect Marlborough Street and Hawkins Street. It is dedicated to public transport including buses and the Luas tram, as well as cyclists and pedestrians.[44]
  • 25 May – The story of the unrecorded burials of 796 children who died at the Bon Secours Mother and Baby Home in Tuam, County Galway between 1925 and 1961, which was reported by the Tuam Herald over the past two years, gained sensational national and, later, international coverage following publication of a new article in a Sunday newspaper.[46][47][48]

June[edit]

  • 2 June – June public holiday.[1][52]
  • 13 June – The Public Health (Standardised Packaging of Tobacco) Bill 2014 was published, making Ireland the first European Union (EU) country to introduce plain cigarette packaging legislation. Stiff tobacco industry resistance to the law is expected and United States business and political lobbies have approached the Taoiseach to warn that its enactment would affect foreign investment in Ireland. Some EU countries are also expected to fight the legislation.[58]

July[edit]

August[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

  • 22 November - The revised Irish Water charges were announced. The cap on charges will now be €60 for a one-adult household and €160 for all other households.[70]

December[edit]

  • 2 December – 350,000 second-level students were out of school as teachers placed pickets in the row over reform of the Junior Cert.[72]
  • 7 December – President Higgins began a nine-day state visit to China where he was scheduled to have meetings with the President, Xi Jinping, the Prime Minister, Li Keqiang, and the Chairman of the National People's Congress, Zhang Dejiang.[73][74]
  • 10 December - Between 30,000 and 100,000 people marched in Dublin to protest against water charges being introduced.[75][76]

Sports[edit]

Association football[edit]

International friendly matches
  • 3 September – Ireland 2–0 Oman.[84]
Euro 2016 qualifying matches

Cycling[edit]

Gaelic football[edit]

2014 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final
  • 21 September – Donegal 0–12 – 2–9 Kerry.[94]

Hurling[edit]

2014 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final
  • 7 September – Kilkenny 3–22 – 1–28 Tipperary.[95]
2014 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final Replay
  • 27 September – Kilkenny 2–17 – 2–14 Tipperary.[95]

Rugby union[edit]

2014 Six Nations Championship
2014 Summer Internationals
2014 Autumn Internationals

Deaths[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m All Holidays for 2014. Republic of Ireland Bank Holiday Dates for 2014. Retrieved: 2013-12-06.
  2. ^ New Year's Day in Ireland timeanddate.com. Retrieved: 2013-12-06.
  3. ^ Abortion law comes into effect - without guidelines Irish Independent, 2014-01-01.
  4. ^ State pension age increases to 66 The Irish Times, 2013-01-02.
  5. ^ a b "Tides and floods cause chaos across country". Irish Independent. 3 January 2014. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  6. ^ We can't ignore fact that winter storms are getting longer and more damaging Irish Independent, 2014-01-04.
  7. ^ Army apologises over remarks about Higgins The Irish Times, 2013-01-04.
  8. ^ Christmas and New Year Message from President Michael D. Higgins Áras an Uachtaráin, 2013-12-23. (Text and video)
  9. ^ Taoiseach heads to Gulf for trade and diplomatic mission The Irish Times, 2013-01-04.
  10. ^ Kenny to lead Middle East trade mission Irish Independent, 2014-01-04.
  11. ^ Christmas celebrations continue with Nollaig na mBan RTÉ, 2014-01-04.
  12. ^ Ireland is rather confused about Women’s Little Christmas The Journal, 2014-01-06.
  13. ^ Today marks 175th anniversary of Ireland's worst storm in 500 years Irish Independent, 2014-01-06.
  14. ^ Storm swells throw up needles, bottles and an old refrigerator Irish Independent, 2014-01-07.
  15. ^ Superstorm clean-up begins as State eyes aid from EU Irish Independent, 2014-01-08.
  16. ^ Three hundred jobs lost as liquidator appointed to Mount Carmel Hospital Irish Independent, 2014-01-24.
  17. ^ 'We found out we lost our jobs from relatives abroad' - Mount Carmel staff Irish Independent, 2014-01-24.
  18. ^ Fire services continue to battle Dublin recycling plant blaze Irish Times, 2014-01-25.
  19. ^ Fire at Oxigen recycling plant extinguished Irish Times, 2014-01-29.
  20. ^ Make-up and false lashes banned for child Irish dancers Irish Times, 2014-01-30.
  21. ^ Families evacuated as Storm Brigid wreaks havoc around country Irish Independent, 2014-01-01.
  22. ^ Young man (23) dies after reported 'neck nomination' Irish Independent, 2014-01-01.
  23. ^ Donald Trump buys Irish golf resort after losing Scotland court battle The Guardian, 2014-02-11.
  24. ^ Up to 7.5 million trees felled by Storm Darwin 2014-03-05.
  25. ^ ‘International incident’ as PSNI Land Rover ends up in Donegal Irish Independent, 2014-02-12.
  26. ^ St. Patrick's Day in Ireland timeanddate.com. Retrieved: 2013-12-06.
  27. ^ State Visit to the United Kingdom Áras an Uachtaráin, 2014-03-26.
  28. ^ a b c d State Visit to the United Kingdom – Programme Áras an Uachtaráin, 2014-03-26.
  29. ^ President Higgins to make historic first UK visit Sunday Independent, 2013-11-17.
  30. ^ 'A closeness and warmth that once seemed unachieveble': Higgins’ address to Westminster The Journal, 2014-04-09.
  31. ^ Easter Monday in Ireland timeanddate.com. Retrieved: 2013-12-06.
  32. ^ Michael D Higgins granted Freedom of the City of Cork Irish Times, 2014-04-24.
  33. ^ Engagements: Week beginning Monday, 21 April 2014 Áras an Uachtaráin, 2014-04-22.
  34. ^ Photo Gallery (Album 6: Gallery 265) Áras an Uachtaráin. Retrieved: 2014-05-10.
  35. ^ May Day in Ireland timeanddate.com. Retrieved: 2013-12-06.
  36. ^ Labor Day -- an 'Irish' holiday, as Irish created the union movement Irish Central, 2009-09-08.
  37. ^ Emma Madigan appointed as Irish ambassador to the Vatican Irish Independent, 2014-05-06.
  38. ^ "Garda Whistleblower John Wilson: Alan Shatter's position had 'become untenable' and his decision to resign was 'the correct one'". Irish Independent. 7 May 2014. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 
  39. ^ Fitzgerald pays tribute to Garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe Irish Independent, 2014-05-08.
  40. ^ Engagements: Week beginning Monday 5 May 2014 Áras an Uachtaráin, 2014-05-06.
  41. ^ President Michael D Higgins to help US ties in Chicago Irish Independent, 2014-05-06.
  42. ^ Noonan to deliver next Budget on 14 October Irish Independent, 2014-05-15.
  43. ^ Gardai win right to go on strike and form their own trade union Irish Independent, 2014-05-17.
  44. ^ "Rosie Hackett Bridge to open at 6am tomorrow". Irish Times Newspaper. 20 May 2014. 
  45. ^ Voting under way in European, local and byelections The Irish Times, 2014-05-23.
  46. ^ Coughlan, Mark. RTÉ Prime Time, "Home Babies" report, broadcast on RTÉ One, 5 June 2014.
  47. ^ Committee and Sisters meet over unmarked mass grave Tuam Herald, 2014-06-04.
  48. ^ Explainer: What is happening with the possible mass grave of children in Tuam? TheJournal.ie, 2014-06-07.
  49. ^ Gilmore resigns as Labour leader in aftermath of elections RTÉ News, 2014-05-26.
  50. ^ Eamon Gilmore quits as Labour leader Irish Times, 2014-05-26.
  51. ^ Statement by Eamon Gilmore TD rasset.ie (RTÉ), 2014-05-26. (PDF)
  52. ^ June Bank Holiday in Ireland timeanddate.com. Retrieved: 2013-12-06.
  53. ^ Tipperary County Council Tipperary County Council, 2014-05-29. Quote: "Tipperary County Council will become an official unified authority on Tuesday, 3rd June 2014. The new authority combines the existing administration of North Tipperary County Council and South Tipperary County Council."
  54. ^ Local Government Reform Act 2014 Irish Statute Book, 2014-01-27.
  55. ^ O'Brien, Kevin (8 June 2014). "The Definitive Guide to the British Reaction to Hurling". Live Gaelic. Retrieved 8 June 2014. 
  56. ^ "Captivated but confused... British twitter users react to hurling on Sky Sports". Sunday Independent (Independent News & Media). 8 June 2014. Retrieved 8 June 2014. 
  57. ^ "11 British-based tweeters who can't believe that hurling is a thing". The Score. 8 June 2014. Retrieved 8 June 2014. 
  58. ^ Ireland leads EU on plain packaging of cigarettes Irish Times, 2014-06-16.
  59. ^ Need to govern with more heart, says Joan Burton RTÉ News, 2014-07-04.
  60. ^ Eamon Gilmore resigns as Tanaiste Irish Independent, 2014-07-04.
  61. ^ Mary Robinson appointed UN climate change envoy RTÉ News, 2014-07-14.
  62. ^ Garth Brooks confirms cancellation of five Croke Park concerts RTÉ News, 2014-07-14.
  63. ^ August Bank Holiday in Ireland timeanddate.com. Retrieved: 2013-12-06.
  64. ^ Maguire, Stephen (6 August 2014). "Letterkenny hospital flooded for second year running: Incident occurs one year after over €25m of damage caused in another flood". The Irish Times. Retrieved 6 August 2014. 
  65. ^ "Ebola outbreak: Suspected case in County Donegal". BBC News. 21 August 2014. Retrieved 21 August 2014. 
  66. ^ Tens of thousands protest against water charges in Dublin RTÉ News, 2014-10-11.
  67. ^ Michael Fitzmaurice wins in Roscommon/South-Leitrim by-election RTÉ News, 2014-10-11.
  68. ^ "Budget 2015: Noonan sets stage for more tax cuts". Irish Times. 14 October 2014. Retrieved 15 October 2014. 
  69. ^ October Bank Holiday in Ireland timeanddate.com. Retrieved: 2013-12-06.
  70. ^ "Tax cuts will cover the water charges - but failure to pay means penalties". The Independent. 20 November 2014. Retrieved 28 November 2014. 
  71. ^ "Noirin O'Sullivan appointed as Garda Commissioner". The Independent. 25 November 2014. Retrieved 28 November 2014. 
  72. ^ "School's out for 350,000 pupils as teachers strike". Irish Independent. 2 December 2014. Retrieved 2 December 2014. 
  73. ^ Higgins begins state visit to China with tour of Forbidden City Irish Times, 2014-12-07.
  74. ^ President Higgins makes State Visit to China 7-15 December Áras an Uachtaráin, 2014-12-01.
  75. ^ "Capital grinds to a halt as tens of thousands stage mass anti-water charge protest". Irish Independent. 10 December 2014. Retrieved 11 December 2014. 
  76. ^ Bardon, Sarah (10 December 2014). "Irish Water: Furious protesters scream 'No More' as 100,000 march against the hated charge". Irish Mirror. Retrieved 11 December 2014. 
  77. ^ Christmas Day in Ireland timeanddate.com. Retrieved: 2013-12-06.
  78. ^ St. Stephen's Day in Ireland timeanddate.com. Retrieved: 2013-12-06.
  79. ^ Republic of Ireland 1-2 Serbia RTÉ Sport, 2014-03-05.
  80. ^ Republic of Ireland 1-2 Turkey RTÉ Sport, 2014-05-25.
  81. ^ Republic of Ireland 0-0 Italy RTÉ News, 2014-06-01.
  82. ^ Republic of Ireland 1-1 Costa Rica RTÉ Sports, 2014-06-07.
  83. ^ Sloppy Ireland punished by Portugal RTÉ Sport, 2014-06-11.
  84. ^ Ireland cruise to win over Oman RTÉ Sport, 2014-09-03.
  85. ^ Ireland smash four past USA RTÉ Sport, 2014-11-19.
  86. ^ Georgia–Republic of Ireland UEFA, 2014-09-07.
  87. ^ Aiden McGeady hands Ireland opening win with brilliant double RTE sport, 2014-09-07.
  88. ^ Republic of Ireland–Gibraltar UEFA, 2014-02-24.
  89. ^ O'Shea's 'fairytale ending' secures draw RTÉ Sport, 2014-10-14.
  90. ^ Germany–Republic of Ireland UEFA, 2014-02-24.
  91. ^ Scotland–Republic of Ireland UEFA, 2014-02-24.
  92. ^ Maloney strike gives Scotland victory in Glasgow RTÉ Sport, 2014-11-14.
  93. ^ "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. 
  94. ^ [1] RTÉ Sport, 2014-09-22.
  95. ^ a b [2] RTÉ Sport, 2014-09-27.
  96. ^ a b c d e [3] BBC Sport.
  97. ^ a b [4] Irish Rugby.
  98. ^ [5] RTÉ Sport, 2014-11-08.
  99. ^ [6] RTÉ Sport, 2014-11-17.
  100. ^ [7] RTÉ Sport, 2014-11-23.
  101. ^ The death has occurred of Patrick (Paddy) Heron
  102. ^ Phelan, Eugene (8 January 2014). "Tributes paid to Limerick soccer star Joe O’Mahony". Limerick Leader. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
  103. ^ HEDERMAN, Justice Anthony : Death notice
  104. ^ Tributes to Clohessy, founder of Progressive Democrats
  105. ^ Bishop who led school integration dies at 96
  106. ^ Sad passing of Posh legend Ollie Conmy
  107. ^ GAA mourns as referee and handball ace die in crashes Irish Independent, 2014-01-28.
  108. ^ GAA referee Shane Hourigan killed in car crash, leaving sporting community devastated Irish Independent, 2014-01-27.
  109. ^ Former journalist and politician Ted Nealon dies aged 84 Irish Times, 2014-01-28.
  110. ^ Irish Times photographer Paddy Whelan dies Irish Times, 2014-01-30.
  111. ^ Former FF TD Carty dies aged 63 Irish Independent, 2014-01-31.
  112. ^ ‘Irish Times’ journalist Seán Flynn dies, aged 56 Irish Times, 2014-01-30.
  113. ^ Business tycoon Jim Mansfield dies Irish Independent, 2014-01-30.
  114. ^ Style icon blazed a trail in fashion journalism Irish Independent, 2014-02-02.
  115. ^ Tragic death of young Carlow hurler
  116. ^ LYONS, Ernest : Death notice
  117. ^ The death has occurred of Finbarr DWYER
  118. ^ 'Rest in peace mam. Miss you': Aonghus tweets tribute to mother Ronnie
  119. ^ Founding Chieftains member Sean Potts passes away aged 83
  120. ^ Tributes paid to legendary Limerick hurler
  121. ^ Renowned Irish artist Patrick Scott has died, aged 93 Irish Independent, 2014-02-14.
  122. ^ "Former Antrim hurler James McNaughton passes away". RTÉ Sport. 18 February 2014. Retrieved 18 February 2014. 
  123. ^ "Obituaries: Maigread Murphy". Irish Independent. 2 March 2014. Retrieved 2 March 2014. 
  124. ^ Carlow great Joyce passes away Hogan Stand, 2014-02-22.
  125. ^ Louth mourns 1957 hero Peadar Smith Hogan Stand, 2014-02-25.
  126. ^ Missouri bishop dies in Ireland after cancer fight
  127. ^ Face of anti-smoking campaign Gerry Collins dies aged 57
  128. ^ Abstract expressionist artist Barrie Cooke dies in Co Carlow
  129. ^ Limerick’s last 1940 All-Ireland winner passes away
  130. ^ Fair City and Glenroe actress Eileen Colgan dies
  131. ^ Institutional abuse campaigner Christine Buckley dies
  132. ^ Dan Keenan. "NI's richest man Eddie Haughey dies in helicopter crash - The Irish Times - Fri, Mar 14, 2014". The Irish Times. Retrieved 2014-03-14. 
  133. ^ Traditional music mourns the loss of fiddle virtuoso Paddy Cronin, 88
  134. ^ FAI saddened by death of Charlie O'Mahony RIP
  135. ^ Ballad songwriter Paddy McGuigan died on St Patrick's Day
  136. ^ Well-known historian Shane Mac Thomáis has died
  137. ^ "Oliver Maloney, former Director-General, RTÉ". RTÉ News (RTÉ). 21 March 2014. Retrieved 11 February 2015. 
  138. ^ "Nicky McFadden death". Retrieved 25 March 2014. 
  139. ^ The Late Frank O'Keeffe, Polo Grounds player
  140. ^ Death of former Nenagh TD
  141. ^ Death of Donegal's John Hannigan
  142. ^ Death of Offaly great Greg Hughes
  143. ^ Martin Treacy RIP
  144. ^ Oldest living priest dies aged 102
  145. ^ "Tribute to the late Flor Hayes". Clonakilty GAA website. 10 July 2014. Retrieved 14 July 2014. 
  146. ^ The Late Joe Dooley (St Rynagh's & Offaly)
  147. ^ Irish writer Dermot Healy has died aged 66
  148. ^ Wexford great Tim Flood passes away
  149. ^ The late Packie McQuaid
  150. ^ "Former FF minister of state Denis Lyons (78) dies". The Irish Times. 7 July 2014. 
  151. ^ The death has occurred of Jeremy Browne Altamont
  152. ^ Legendary Irish eventer Tommy Brennan dies at 74
  153. ^ 'Dear Daughter' producer Louis Lentin dies
  154. ^ The Riordans actress Ann Rowan has died
  155. ^ Obituary: Liam Flood, poker player and tournament organiser
  156. ^ Shelbourne mourn Irish football legend Eric barber
  157. ^ Former Irish Prime Minister Albert Reynolds dies
  158. ^ Former Fine Gael TD Jim White dies
  159. ^ Billie Barry, legend of Irish stage, dies
  160. ^ Condolences to family of Hugh Doherty
  161. ^ Gabrielle Reidy obituary
  162. ^ Gerard Parkes, Fraggle Rock actor, dead at 90
  163. ^ Finbarr McSweeney
  164. ^ Former senator and architect Jack Fitzsimons dies
  165. ^ Death of Séamus Heery of Meath's 49ers
  166. ^ Former Fianna Fáil minister Joe Walsh dies aged 71
  167. ^ Ireland's oldest man dies at the age of 108
  168. ^ Former RTE broadcaster Brian Farrell has died at 85
  169. ^ Gus Cremin RIP
  170. ^ Death of Paddy MacHugh (Former RTÉ Weather Forecaster)
  171. ^ Tributes paid to former Cork hurling manager Archdeacon Michael O’Brien
  172. ^ Racehorse trainer Dessie Hughes dies aged 71
  173. ^ Bishop Jeremiah Joseph Coffey
  174. ^ Irish author Anita Notaro dies after long illness
  175. ^ Ireland rugby legend Jack Kyle dies aged 88
  176. ^ Former TD Jackie Healy-Rae dies aged 83
  177. ^ Barry the greatest bowler of all time
  178. ^ Death of Dublin GAA County Board chairman Andy Kettle
  179. ^ Kerryman who captured Son of Sam serial killer has died
  180. ^ Irish D-Day hero, 89, dies just weeks after bravery honour
  181. ^ Former RTÉ broadcaster Desmond Fisher has died