1993 in Ireland
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|See also:||1993 in Northern Ireland
Other events of 1993
List of years in Ireland
Events from the year 1993 in Ireland.
- 8–17 January – Braer Storm of January 1993 in the North Atlantic.
- 12 January – Albert Reynolds was elected Taoiseach in Dáil Éireann. A Fianna Fáil–Labour Party coalition government came to power.
- 10 March – the Gaelic Athletic Association received planning permission for the redevelopment of Croke Park.
- 25 March – Castlerock killings: four Catholics were shot dead by the Ulster Defence Association as they arrived for work in Castlerock, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland.
- 1 June – Mother Teresa met President Mary Robinson at Áras an Uachtaráin.
- 24 June – Dáil Éireann passed the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act, decriminalising consensual homosexual acts.
- 15 July – the Beef Tribunal ended after 226 days.
- September – the sale of land beside a Dublin convent and the consequent exhumation of at least 133 former residents of a Magdalene asylum from unmarked graves brought the existence of these institutions to wide public attention.
- 16 September – new green coloured £10 note with James Joyce.
- 23 October – Shankill Road bombing – Ten people were killed when a Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) bomb exploded at a fish shop on the Shankill Road in Belfast.
- 30 October – Greysteel massacre – the Ulster Defence Association shot 21 people in the Rising Sun Bar in Greysteel, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland, during a Hallowe'en party. They chose the pub as it was in a Catholic area.
- December – Brú na Bóinne became the first UNESCO World Heritage Site designated in the Republic.
- 15 December – Taoiseach Albert Reynolds and British Prime Minister John Major issued their joint Downing Street Declaration on the future of Northern Ireland.
- 25 December – Elizabeth II spoke of her hopes for peace in Northern Ireland in her Christmas Day speech to the U.K.
- 29 December – the IRA announced it would fight on against the British presence in Northern Ireland.
- New smaller 10p coin meant there was no longer a coin equivalent in size to a florin after 22 years.
Arts and literature
- 15 May – Niamh Kavanagh won the Eurovision Song Contest (staged at the Green Glens Arena in Millstreet, County Cork) for Ireland with In Your Eyes, the second of three consecutive Irish wins.
- 6 August – the television film, The Snapper, was released.
- 26–7 August – the band, U2, played two concerts at the RDS Showgrounds.
- 11 November – the final Jacob's Award ceremony took place in Dublin.
- 16 December – the world première of the film In the Name of the Father was held at the Savoy Cinema in Dublin.
- Roddy Doyle was awarded the Booker Prize for his novel, Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha.
- John Banville's novel, Ghosts, was published.
- The Irish Film Board was re-established as a funding body under the Chairmanship of Lelia Doolan.
- Runner Marcus O'Sullivan won the world indoor 1,500-metre championship for the third time, in Toronto.
- Derry GAA beat Cork GAA 1–14 to 2–8 to win the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship for the first time.
- Kilkenny GAA beat Galway GAA 2–17 to 1–15 to win their second consecutive All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship.
- Pat Falvey and Dawson Stelfox became the first Irish people to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
- Shelbourne defeated Dundalk 1–0 at Lansdowne Road to win the FAI Cup.
- Alan McLoughlin scored as Ireland drew 1–1 with Northern Ireland to qualify for the 1994 FIFA World Cup in the USA.
- They also went 6th in the world to be their lowest Fifa ranking up to date.
- 5 August – Patrick McBrearty, Donegal Gaelic football superstar
- 13 September – Niall Horan, a member of boy band One Direction
- 14 January – Jeremiah F. Dempsey, Chief Executive of Aer Lingus.
- 5 February – Seán Flanagan, Gaelic footballer, captain of winning Mayo All Ireland football teams in 1950s, Fianna Fáil TD, Cabinet Minister and MEP (born 1922).
- 11 February – Brian Inglis, journalist, historian and television presenter (born 1916).
- 15 February – Peter Kavanagh, soccer player (born 1910).
- 23 March – Denis Parsons Burkitt, surgeon (born 1911).
- April – Denis Hegarty, public servant.
- 3 May – Sir Patrick Macrory, barrister and military historian (born 1911).
- 5 May – Dermot Boyle, Marshal of the Royal Air Force (born 1904).
- 29 June – Patrick Lindsay, Fine Gael TD and lawyer (born 1914).
- 28 July – Stanley Woods, motor cycle racer, with 29 Grand Prix wins and 10 Isle of Man TT wins (born 1903).
- 14 September – Sheelagh Murnaghan, only Ulster Liberal Party Member of Parliament at Stormont (born 1924).
- 7 October – Cyril Cusack, actor (born 1910).
- 28 November – Joe Kelly, motor racing driver (born 1913).
- 1 November – Maeve Brennan, short story writer and journalist (born 1917).
- 15 November – Jimmy McAlinden, soccer player and manager (born 1917).
- 29 December – Marie Kean, actress (born 1918).
- O'Loughlin, Edward (8 September 1993). "Funeral ceremony sought for 'Magdalens'". The Irish Times. p. 4.
- Ryan, Carol (25 May 2011). "Irish Church's Forgotten Victims Take Case to U.N". The New York Times.
- "1993: Anglo–Irish pact paves way for peace". On This Day. BBC News. 15 December 1993. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-13.
- U2's ZOO TV 4th leg: Zooropa U2gigs.com. Retrieved: 2013-07-19.
- Siggins, Lorina (27 May 2010). "Latest climbs bring Irish Everest ascents to 19". The Irish Times. Retrieved 2010-12-20.