2006 in Ireland

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Events from the year 2006 in Ireland.



Rioting on the streets of Dublin in February 2006
Riots occurred on the streets of Dublin in February.
Dublin Port Tunnel
The Dublin Port Tunnel opened in December.

Arts and literature[edit]

Colm Tóibín
Colm Tóibín becomes the first Irish writer to win the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, with his novel The Master.


Main article: 2006 in Irish music


Association football[edit]

European Championship Qualifiers
Northern Ireland 0–3 Iceland (2 September)
Germany 1–0 Republic of Ireland (2 September)
Northern Ireland 3–2 Spain (6 September)
Denmark 0–0 Northern Ireland (7 October)
Cyprus 5–2 Republic of Ireland (7 October)
Northern Ireland 1–0 Latvia (11 October)
Republic of Ireland 1–1 Czech Republic (11 October)
Republic of Ireland 5–0 San Marino (15 November)


Gaelic games[edit]

All-Ireland Senior Football Championship 2006

               (Kerry 4–15 : 3–5 Mayo)

               (Louth 3–14 : 1–11 Leitrim)

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship 2006

               (Kilkenny 1–16 : 1–13 Cork)

               (Antrim 5–13 : 1-07 Carlow)

               (Derry 5–15 : 1–11 Donegal)



  • Ian McKeever climbed the 26 peaks of the island of Ireland in 98 hours.[7]

Olympic Games[edit]

Rugby union[edit]

Ireland claim the triple crown for the second time in 3 years.


Proinsias Ó Maonaigh died in March.
Proinsias Ó Maonaigh died in March.
Michael O'Riordan died in May.
Michael O'Riordan died in May.
January to March
April to June
July to September
October to December
Full date unknown


  1. ^ Reilly, Jerome (29 January 2006). "Cruel smear campaign by rivals won't beat me says gay FF councillor". Sunday Independent. Independent News & Media. Retrieved 2013-11-26. 
  2. ^ RTÉ report on St. Patrick's day parade.
  3. ^ "The Weather of 2006" (PDF). Met Éireann. 2007-01-02. Retrieved 2013-11-26. 
  4. ^ BBC article on Northern Ireland's Ranking
  5. ^ [1] Stormont attack devices defused (BBC news)
  6. ^ [2] Ahern welcomes further 'clarity' from Paisley (RTÉ news)
  7. ^ "The Irish Emigrant – Around the 32 Counties". Emigrant.ie. 18 January 2007. Retrieved 2013-01-20. 

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