1975 in Ireland
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1975 in Northern Ireland|
Other events of 1975
List of years in Ireland
Events from the year 1975 in Ireland.
- January–June – Ireland holds the Presidency of the Council of the European Union for the first time.
- 7 January – Sinéad de Valera dies in Dublin aged 96.
- 30 January – Charles Haughey is brought back onto the Fianna Fáil front bench.
- 14 March – Pierre Trudeau, the prime minister of Canada, pays a brief visit to Ireland and bilateral talks are held at Dublin Castle.
- 17 April – Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, and Our Lady of Mercy College, Carysfort, become recognised colleges of the National University of Ireland.
- 18 June – Danny O'Hare is made acting director of the National Institute for Higher Education, Dublin; a day later, the governing body first meets.
- 31 July – Miami Showband killings: Three members of The Miami Showband, together with two paramilitaries, are killed in a Ulster Volunteer Force ambush in County Down as they return home to Dublin from playing at a dance in Banbridge.
- 29 August – former revolutionary, Taoiseach, and President of Ireland, Éamon de Valera dies in Dublin aged 92. The government announces a day of mourning.
- 3 October – Dutch industrialist and Limerick factory owner Tiede Herrema is kidnapped.
- 12 October – Oliver Plunkett, the 17th-century Archbishop of Armagh, is canonised by Pope Paul VI in Rome.
- 21 October – Tiede Herrema is located with his kidnappers in Monasterevin, County Kildare.
- 18 November – the Tiede Herrema kidnap siege ends.
- 28 December – George Best plays a League of Ireland match for Cork Celtic against Drogheda.
Arts and literature
- 14 May – Cork-born writer Patrick Galvin's We Do It For Love, a satire on The Troubles, opens at the Lyric Theatre, Belfast.
- 7 October – Tom Murphy's play The Sanctuary Lamp opens at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin to religious controversy.
- The Druid theatre company is founded in Galway by Garry Hynes, Mick Lally and Marie Mullen.
- The Irish Guild of Weavers, Spinners, and Dyers is founded by Lillias Mitchell.
- 1 January – Lorraine Pilkington, actress.
- 24 January – Marie McMahon, long-distance runner
- 12 February – Andrew Myler, soccer player.
- 1 March – Tara Blaise, singer.
- 17 April – Mark Foley, Limerick hurler.
- 19 April – Hugh O'Conor, actor.
- 25 April – Dara Ó Cinnéide, Kerry Gaelic footballer.
- 6 August – Willie Boland, soccer player.
- 28 August – Gareth Farrelly, soccer player.
- 15 September – Owen Butler, cricketer.
- 2 October – Girvan Dempsey, rugby player.
- 7 November – Ollie Moran, Limerick hurler.
- 16 December – Graham Lee, National Hunt jockey.
- 18 December – David O'Doherty, comedian.
- 20 December – Graham Hopkins, drummer.
- Full date unknown
- 7 January – Sinéad de Valera, writer and wife of third President of Ireland, Éamon de Valera (born 1878).
- 23 February – Ernest Blythe, writer, journalist and theatre manager, member of 1st Dáil and Cabinet Minister (born 1889).
- 27 February – John Vincent Holland, soldier, recipient of the Victoria Cross for gallantry in 1916 at Guillemont, France (born 1889).
- 21 April – James Kempster, cricketer (born 1892).
- 23 April – Michael Carty, Fianna Fáil TD (born 1916).
- 28 April – Tom Dreaper, horse trainer.
- 29 April – Arthur Blair-White, cricketer (born 1891).
- 10 May – Michael Tierney, Cumann na nGaedheal TD, Fine Gael member of Seanad Éireann and President of University College Dublin (born 1894).
- 27 May – William Robert Fitzgerald Collis, physician and writer (born 1900).
- 24 June – Frank MacDermot, barrister, soldier, banker and politician (born 1886).
- 31 July – Dan "Sandow" O'Donovan, Irish Republican Army member during the Irish War of Independence (b. c1895).
- 9 August – Maurice Gorham, journalist and broadcasting executive (born 1902).
- 10 August – Robert Barton, Sinn Féin MP, Cabinet Minister and signatory of Anglo-Irish Treaty 1921 (born 1881).
- 29 August – Éamon de Valera, former Taoiseach and President (born 1882).
- 2 October – Seamus Murphy, sculptor (born 1907).
- 25 October – Padraig Marrinan, artist (born 1906).
- 26 October – William Teeling, author, traveller and UK politician (born 1903).
- 25 November – Moyna Macgill, stage and film actress, mother of Angela Lansbury (born 1895).
- 14 December – George Harman, cricketer and rugby player (born 1874).
- Canadian Prime Minister, Pierre Trudeau arrives in Dublin Irish Photo Archive, 1975-03-14.
- 1975 - Pierre Trudeau visits Dublin Irish Photo Archive, 1975-03-14.
- "Playography Ireland". Dublin: Irish Theatre Institute. Retrieved 2015-04-08.