1932 in Ireland
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Other events of 1932
List of years in Ireland
Events from the year 1932 in Ireland.
- 6 January - Sale of the pro-Fianna Fáil Derry Journal in Donegal is briefly prohibited.
- 29 January - Dáil Éireann is dissolved by the Governor-General, James McNeill, bringing ten years of Cumann na nGaedheal rule to an end.
- 16 February - Irish general election, 1932, results in formation of the first Fianna Fáil government under Éamon de Valera.
- 8 March - Members of the new Fianna Fáil government meet with members of the Labour Party to discuss unemployment, housing, the Oath and other issues.
- 9 March - Members of the 7th Dáil assemble.
- 10 March - One of the first actions of the new Fianna Fáil government is the release of 23 political prisoners.
- 18 March - The new government suspends the Public Safety Act, lifting the prohibition on a number of organisations including the Irish Republican Army. As a reaction to renewed IRA activity, former National Army Commandant Ned Cronin founds the Army Comrades Association, known as the Blueshirts.
- 31 March - Dublin Corporation is considering removing Nelson's Pillar from O'Connell Street, Dublin on the grounds that it is an obstruction to traffic.
- 19 May - The Constitution (Removal of Oath) Bill is passed in Dáil Éireann.
- 21 May - Amelia Earhart, the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, lands just outside Derry having taken 14 hours to cross the ocean.
- 9 June - Éamon de Valera and some members of his government leave for discussions with the British Government concerning the Ottawa Conference.
- 14 June - The first pictures of the atom-splitting apparatus are released. The machine was constructed by Dr. John Cockcroft and Dr. Ernest Walton of Trinity College, Dublin.
- 21 June - Ocean liners carrying thousands of pilgrims from the United States, Lapland and the Netherlands arrive in Irish ports for the Eucharistic Congress.
- 22 June - The 31st International Eucharistic Congress opens in Dublin Pro-Cathedral, the greatest gathering of Church digitaries that Ireland has ever seen.
- 23 June - 200,000 men attend mass at a High Altar in the Phoenix Park.
- 24 June - 200,000 women are addressed by the Archbishop of Edinburgh at mass in the Phoenix Park.
- 26 June - Almost a million worshippers attend Pontifical Mass in the Phoenix Park in the final ceremony of the Eucharistic Congress.
- 30 June - The Tailteann Games open in Croke Park, Dublin. The games were first organised in 632 BC.
- 1 August - At the Los Angeles Olympic Games, Bob Tisdall wins the 400-metre hurdles. Another Irishman, Dr. Pat O'Callaghan, wins gold in the hammer-throwing event.
- 18 August - Scottish aviator Jim Mollison takes off from Portmarnock Strand to become the first pilot to make an East-to-West solo transatlantic flight.
- 23 August - Cumann na nGaedheal leader W. T. Cosgrave criticises Fianna Fáil's policy of retaining the land annuities.
- 26 September - Éamon de Valera gives his inaugural speech as President of the League of Nations. He criticises complacent resolutions where the demand is for effective action.
- 9 October - At a Cumann na nGaedheal meeting in County Limerick batons are drawn and shots are fired as General Richard Mulcahy tries to address the crowd.
- 19 October - Unemployed Dubliners march through the streets of Dublin to Leinster House where they hand in a petition to Seán T. O'Kelly.
- 16 November - The Prince of Wales travels to Belfast for the first time to open the new parliament building at Stormont.
- 22 November - The new Northern Ireland Parliament building at Stormont is officially opened.
- 26 November - Domhnall Ua Buachalla succeeds James McNeill as Governor-General of the Irish Free State.
Arts and literature
- 7 March - Dublin Corporation demands the return of the Hugh Lane pictures from the Tate Gallery in London.
- Austin Clarke's first novel, The Bright Temptation: a romance, is prohibited in Ireland by the Censorship of Publications Board.
- Francis Stuart's novels Pigeon Irish and The Coloured Dome.
- W. B. Yeats leases Riversdale house in the Dublin suburb of Rathfarnham and publishes Words for Music Perhaps, and Other Poems.
- Seán Ó Faoláin publishes his first collection, Midsummer Night Madness and Other Stories, in London.
- Nineteen Irish writers led by Yeats and George Bernard Shaw form an Academy of Irish Letters primarily to oppose the Censorship of Publications Board.
- The first sound film made in Ireland, The Voice of Ireland, is directed by Col. Victor Haddick.
- American dancer Adele Astaire marries English aristocrat Lord Charles Arthur Francis Cavendish (9 May) and they settle at Lismore Castle, one of the Devonshire family seats.
- Winners: Shamrock Rovers
January to June
- 29 January - Bernard Cowen, Fianna Fáil TD and Minister of State (died 1984).
- 8 February - Raymond James Boland, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-Saint Joseph (died 2014).
- 28 February - Noel Cantwell, former international soccer player (died 2005).
- 10 March - Brigid Hogan-O'Higgins, former Fine Gael TD.
- 15 March - Paddy Crowley, soccer player (died 2006).
- 1 June - Michael Lipper, Labour Party politician and TD (died 1987).
- 5 June - Christy Brown, author, painter and poet (died 1981).
- 5 June - Ronnie Dawson, rugby player.
- 12 June - Alfred Cooper, cricketer.
July to December
- 7 July - Eileen Lemass, Fianna Fáil TD and MEP.
- 2 August - Peter O'Toole, actor (died 2013).
- 14 August - Denis Faul, monsignor, Northern Ireland civil rights activist, chaplain to prisoners in Maze Prison during 1981 Irish Hunger Strike (died 2006).
- 21 August - Gene Fitzgerald, Fianna Fáil TD and MEP (died 2007).
- 26 August - Dermot Curtis, soccer player.
- 3 November - Albert Reynolds, Taoiseach and leader of Fianna Fáil (died 2014).
- 15 December - Edna O'Brien, novelist.
- 29 December - Eileen Desmond, Labour Party TD, Cabinet Minister, MEP and Seanad Éireann member (died 2005).
Full date unknown
- Anne Madden, painter.
- Johnny McGovern, Kilkenny hurler.
- Breandán Ó Madagain, scholar and writer on traditional Irish song.
- 1 January - J. J. Clancy, Sinn Féin TD, member of 1st Dáil (b. c1891).
- 1 January - Margaret Pearse, Fianna Fáil politician, mother of Patrick Pearse and Willie Pearse (born 1857).
- 17 January - Louis Brennan, inventor (born 1852).
- 8 February - Mad Dog Coll, mob hitman in New York (born 1908).
- 26 February - Robert Donovan, cricketer (born 1899).
- 4 March - James Henry Reynolds, recipient of the Victoria Cross for gallantry in 1879 at Rorke's Drift, South Africa (born 1844).
- 11 March - Thomas Hunter, member of 1st Dáil representing Cork North East.
- 13 March - John Atkinson, Baron Atkinson, politician and judge, Attorney-General for Ireland and Law Lord (born 1844).
- 26 March - Horace Plunkett, politician, agricultural reformer and writer (born 1854).
- 22 May - Augusta, Lady Gregory, dramatist and folklorist (born 1852).
- 12 June - Catherine Coll, mother of Éamon de Valera (born 1858).
- 27 June - Arthur Godley, 1st Baron Kilbracken, civil servant, Permanent Under-Secretary of State for India (born 1847).
- 14 October - Katherine Plunket, botanical artist and oldest ever person both born and died in Ireland ever (born 1820).
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