2011 in Ireland

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Events during the year 2011 in Ireland.

Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

Content
January · February · March · April · May · June · July · August · September · October · November · December

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

  • 12–14 April – the Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso visited Ireland for the third time. He delivered a speech on the 13th to 2,000 people at a conference in Saggart and visited the town of Kildare. The following day, he gave an address to 3,100 people at the University of Limerick entitled "The Power of Forgiveness". He last visited Ireland in March 1991, and has also visited Northern Ireland three times.[27]

May[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

  • 1 July – the value added tax rate was lowered from 13.5% to 9% for a range of services connected to the hospitality and tourism sectors.[39]
  • 7 July – politician Avril Doyle withdrew from the race to be Fine Gael's presidential candidate.[40]
  • 13 July – the Cloyne Report was published, an investigation into how the Cloyne Diocese mishandled child sexual abuse allegations. The investigating commission stated that the greatest failure by the diocese was the failure to report all abuse cases to the Gardaí.[41]
  • 20 July – the Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, made a Dáil speech in response to the Cloyne Report strongly attacking the Vatican and the Catholic Church.[42]

August[edit]

September[edit]

October[edit]

Occupy Dame Street Camp in November 2011
Occupy Dame Street camp in November 2011
The entrance to the Occupy Dame Street "Tent Town" on 19 December 2011
The entrance to the Occupy Dame Street "Tent Town" on 19 December 2011

November[edit]

December[edit]

  • 1 December – Tommy Broughan TD was expelled from the Labour Party after voting to reject a government amendment to extend the bank guarantee[clarification needed] for another year.[86]
  • 1 December – Roscrea District Court solicitors walked out over the closure of the courthouse.[87]
  • 2 December – eight students from the National University of Ireland, Maynooth (NUIM), including the university's student union president Rob Munnelly, occupyied the Naas constituency office of Fine Gael TD Anthony Lawlor.[88] They brought sleeping bags, clothes, a chemical toilet and a week's supply of food.[89][90] During the occupation Munnelly debated with Lawlor live on Kildare TV, USI President Gary Redmond visited the students, and a banner with the slogan "Save the Grant" was erected at Lawlor's entrance.[91][92]
  • 3 December – hundreds of people from County Donegal assembled in Buncrana to protest against austerity and to tell the government that "Inishowen and Donegal says no to further cuts and austerity".[93]
  • 6 December – Patrick Nulty TD voted against the value added tax increase in the 2012 budget and lost the Labour Party whip as a result.[94]
  • 16 December – staff at the Vita Cortex plant in Cork began a sit-in after being told their jobs were eliminated and that they were to receive no redundancy payments.[95]
  • 19 December – the Criminal Law (Defence and the Dwelling) Act 2012 was signed by President Higgins. The new home defence law, which came into effect on 13 January 2012, allowed householders to defend their homes against intruders using reasonable force, including lethal force.[96][97]

The Arts[edit]

Sports[edit]

Cricket[edit]

Gaelic games[edit]

Football[edit]

Hurling[edit]

Rugby[edit]

Heineken Cup[edit]

2011 Six Nations Championship[edit]

Rugby World Cup[edit]

  • 11 September – Ireland 22–10 United States
  • 17 September – Ireland 15–6 Australia
  • 25 September – Ireland 62–12 Russia
  • 2 October – Ireland 36–6 Italy
  • 8 October – Ireland 10–22 Wales

Soccer[edit]

2011 Nations Cup[edit]

2012 UEFA European Championships Qualifiers[edit]

International friendly matches[edit]

League of Ireland[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Deaths[edit]

Gary Moore died in February.
Gary Moore died in February.
Garret FitzGerald died in April.
Garret FitzGerald died in May.

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