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Events during the year 2017 in Ireland.

Incumbents[edit]

Title Holder(s) Political Party Notes
President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins Labour
An Taoiseach Enda Kenny (until 14 June)
Leo Varadkar (starting 14 June)
Fine Gael Varadkar became Taoiseach on 14 June.
Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald (until 28 November)
Simon Coveney (starting 28 November)
Fine Gael Coveney became Tánaiste on 28 November.
Minister for Finance Michael Noonan (until 14 June)
Paschal Donohoe (starting 14 June)
Fine Gael Donohoe became Minister for Finance on 14 June.
Chief Justice of Ireland Susan Denham (until 26 July)
Frank Clarke (starting 26 July)
N/A Clarke became Chief Justice of Ireland on 26 July,
Chief Whip Regina Doherty (until 14 June)
Joe McHugh (starting 14 June)
Fine Gael McHugh became Chief Whip on 14 June.

Dáil: 32nd

Seanad: 25th

Events[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

  • 1 March – Taoiseach Enda Kenny announces in the Dáil that the State will formally recognise Irish Travellers as an indigenous ethnic minority.[16]
  • 3 March – "Significant quantities" of human remains are discovered at the site of the former Bon Secours Mother and Baby Home in Tuam, County Galway. It comes after the Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation began test excavations at the site of the children's burial ground following allegations about the deaths of 800 babies in Tuam over a number of decades and the manner in which they were buried.[17]
  • 14 March – two crew members of the Coast Guard are killed and two more are missing after a search and rescue helicopter crashes off the coast of County Mayo.[18]
  • 15 March –
    • The British government rules out introducing Irish border posts after leaving the European Union.[19]
    • Irish woman Danielle McLaughlin is found dead in a Goa tourist resort. Her body was found in Canacona, a district in the south of the state.[20]
  • 16 March – the Taoiseach Enda Kenny meets US President Donald Trump at the White House. The two leaders discuss the election in Northern Ireland and the potential issues around the border due to Brexit. Trump also confirms that he will visit Ireland during his term of office.[21]
  • 21 March – Former deputy first minister of Northern Ireland Martin McGuinness dies in Derry aged 66.
  • 22 March – An Irish person is among the 40 injured during a terrorist attack in Westminster.[22]
  • 24 March – Bus Éireann began a nationwide strike.
  • 31 March – Iarnród Éireann and Dublin Bus services are stopped by Bus Éireann during morning rush hour. The wildcat strikes end at 10 am.

April[edit]

  • 2 April – Authorities at Rosslare Europort discover 14 people hidden in the back of a refrigerated truck that arrived from France.[23]
  • 9 April – The government announces that it will not oppose a bill put forward by a group of Independent Senators that proposes an end to the 90-year-old restriction on the sale of alcohol on Good Friday.[24]
  • 13 April – Dublin Bus workers vote to go on strike in solidarity with picketing Bus Éireann staff, a move which comes as the Bus Éireann strike is called off temporarily as the Labour Court issued its recommendations.[25]
  • 20 April – Taoiseach Enda Kenny becomes Fine Gael's longest serving Taoiseach, having surpassed the record of John A. Costello by completing his 2,234th day in office.[26]
  • 23 April – The Citizens' Assembly votes to recommend an extensive liberalisation of the grounds on which abortion is available in Ireland. The Assembly votes to recommend that terminations of pregnancy should be available in Ireland with "no restriction as to reasons" by a margin of 64% to 36%.[27]
  • 27 April –
    • Taoiseach Enda Kenny tells Fine Gael and the media he will deal with his future as Taoiseach before the end of May.
    • Dr. Peter Boylan resigns from the board of the National Maternity Hospital over a row that nuns will be running the new hospital.[28]
  • 28 April – Professor Chris Fitzpatrick resigns from the board of the National Maternity Hospital in support of Dr Peter Boylan who also resigned from the board over a row that nuns will the running the new maternity hospital.[29]
  • 29 April – At a special EU Brexit conference, there is a formal acknowledgement by EU leaders of the possibility for Northern Ireland rejoining the EU as part of united Ireland post-Brexit.[30]

May[edit]

June[edit]

Leo Varadkar (pictured), became the first openly gay Taoiseach elected by Dáil Éireann

July[edit]

  • 9 July – Two men drown off the coast of Donegal while on a fishing trip.
  • 26 July – Frank Clarke is named as the new Chief Justice by the government.

August[edit]

  • 4 August – Taoiseach Leo Varadkar makes his 'bridges not borders' speech in Belfast.
  • 16 August – The UK publishes its Brexit plan regarding Northern Ireland and the plan states they wish not to go back to border posts.
  • 17 August – Two Irish people are injured in a terrorist attack in Barcelona.
  • 22-23 August – Massive storm hits Donegal causing major damage.

September[edit]

  • 5 September – Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams announces he will outline his plan from stepping down as leader in November.
  • 7 September – The government announces it will repay early, and in full, the outstanding €5.5 billion owed to the International Monetary Fund, Sweden and Denmark.
  • 10 September – Garda Commissioner Noirin O'Sullivan announces that she is standing down as Commissioner after 3 years of service.
  • 22 September – Taoiseach Leo Varadkar gives a "cautious welcome" to the British Prime Minister's keynote Brexit speech in Florence.
  • 25 September – Taoiseach Leo Varadkar meets British Prime Minister Theresa May in London as they discuss Brexit and Trade deals.
  • 26 September – Taoiseach Leo Varadkar confirms Ireland will hold 6 or 7 referendums between 2018 and 2019.

October[edit]

  • 4 October – Former Taoiseach Liam Cosgrave dies aged 97 at Tallaght Hospital.
  • 16 October – As the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia sweep across the island of Ireland, Four people are killed, one injured, the Department of Education and Skills closes all schools, all bus and train services are cancelled, most supermarkets close early, flights are cancelled and colleges close nationwide.
  • 18 October – The Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment voted not to retain Article 40.3.3 of the Constitution in full.
  • 24 October – Ibrahima Halawa arrives back in Ireland after four years of prison in Egypt.[39]
  • 27 October – University College Dublin student union president, Katie Ascough, was impeached by 69 percent of students in a vote following the prevention by Ascough of publication in the annual student guide of information about abortion.[40]

November[edit]

December[edit]

  • 8 December – The UK government and the Irish government agree on a Brexit deal which rules out a hard Border.[46]
  • 9 December – Luas Cross City starts operating to the public.[47]

Sports[edit]

Gaelic games[edit]

2017 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final
2017 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final

Association football[edit]

Group D[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Serbia 10 6 3 1 20 10 +10 21 Qualification to 2018 FIFA World Cup 2–2 1–1 3–2 1–0 3–0
2  Republic of Ireland 10 5 4 1 12 6 +6 19 Advance to second round 0–1 0–0 1–1 1–0 2–0
3  Wales 10 4 5 1 13 6 +7 17 1–1 0–1 1–0 1–1 4–0
4  Austria 10 4 3 3 14 12 +2 15 3–2 0–1 2–2 1–1 2–0
5  Georgia 10 0 5 5 8 14 −6 5 1–3 1–1 0–1 1–2 1–1
6  Moldova 10 0 2 8 4 23 −19 2 0–3 1–3 0–2 0–1 2–2
Source: FIFA
Denmark  0–0  Republic of Ireland
Report (FIFA)
Report (UEFA)
Attendance: 36,189
Republic of Ireland  1–5  Denmark
Report (FIFA)
Report (UEFA)
Attendance: 50,000

Denmark won 5–1 on aggregate and qualified for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.


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Rugby Union[edit]

Ireland finished second to England in the 2017 Six Nations Championship.

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  49. ^ 'An awful tragedy' - Shane MacGowan's mother Therese is first road victim of 2017, independent.ie
  50. ^ Family and friends mourn popular radio sports editor Kevin Casey, irishexaminer.com
  51. ^ Death of pioneering West Cork cheesemaker Veronica Steele, southernstar.ie
  52. ^ Irish athletics legend Frank Murphy dies at 69, rte.ie
  53. ^ Renowned public servant and economist TK Whitaker dies, aged 100, independent.ie
  54. ^ Derry GAA mourns the loss of 'pivotal figure' Mick Gribbin, irishnews.com
  55. ^ 'Dedicated priest' Dean Victor Griffin dies aged 92, rte.ie
  56. ^ Actor Barry Cassin has passed away, aged 92, rte.ie
  57. ^ Obituary: Des Cullen, independent.ie
  58. ^ Former department secretary general Dermot Gallagher dies, rte.ie
  59. ^ President Higgins leads tributes following death of noted historian Professor Ronan Fanning, independent.ie
  60. ^ Former Louth TD Eddie Filgate passes away aged 101, dundalkdemocrat.ie
  61. ^ Tributes paid to NUJ stalwart Eddie Barrett, nuj.org.uk
  62. ^ Property developer, Owen O'Callaghan, dies after short battle with illness, irishexaminer.com
  63. ^ Obituary: Prof Peter Woodman, irishtimes.com
  64. ^ Many Clouds dies after inflicting dramatic defeat on Gold Cup favourite Thistlecrack, rte.ie
  65. ^ Pat O'Malley - wife of Des O'Malley and the woman who 'almost scuppered the Progressive Democrats' - has died, independent.ie
  66. ^ Former Louth TD Brendan McGahon passes away, dundalkdemocrat.ie
  67. ^ GAA community in mourning following sudden death of hurler after training session, independent.ie
  68. ^ Multiple Group One winner Fame And Glory has died, independent.ie
  69. ^ Obituary: Samuel Poyntz, a Bishop of courage and vigour, belfasttelegraph.co.uk
  70. ^ Versatile sire Sulamani dies after short illness, racingpost.com
  71. ^ Down All-Ireland winner Leo Murphy remembered as 'finest full back of the era', irishnews.com
  72. ^ Cardinal Desmond Connell dies aged 90, independent.ie
  73. ^ Shock at sudden death of ‘natural leader’ Paul McCarthy, irishexaminer.com
  74. ^ ‘Gentleman’ business leader James O’Sullivan dies of cancer, 58, irishexaminer.com
  75. ^ Author and broadcaster Frank Delaney dies aged 74, rte.ie
  76. ^ Former This Morning presenter Stephen Rhodes dies from motor neurone disease, bbc.co.uk
  77. ^ Former TD Peter Mathews dies after battle with illness, independent.ie
  78. ^ Tipperary hurling legend Michael Maher dies irishexaminer.com
  79. ^ Outstanding sire Danehill Dancer dies at Coolmore Stud theirishfield.ie
  80. ^ Eamon Casey, former bishop of Galway, dies aged 89 irishtimes.com
  81. ^ 'On the same day, 39 years apart, we lost two children' - Tragedy strikes Fitzpatrick family for second time independent.ie
  82. ^ Mark Duffy: A native of Co Louth who secured ‘dream job’ irishtimes.com
  83. ^ Memorial mass to remember Paul Ormsby takes place this Saturday echo.ie
  84. ^ Hundreds attend memorial service for missing Rescue 116 crew member rte.ie
  85. ^ Derry GAA mourns former manager Gribbin independent.ie
  86. ^ 'Wonderfully warm and intelligent woman' Maureen Haughey passes away aged 91 independent.ie
  87. ^ Inspirational Irish actor John Rogan, who was paralysed after London Underground fall, dies aged 78 irishpost.co.uk
  88. ^ Martin McGuinness dies after short illness rte.ie
  89. ^ Fr Murphy’s hurling great Mick Butler passes away theirishworld.com
  90. ^ Former Derry hurler passes away hoganstand.com
  91. ^ Veteran communications consultant Tom Savage dies aged 76 independent.ie
  92. ^ Showband star Des Kelly dies following lengthy illness connachttribune.ie
  93. ^ Former Dublin captain Denis Mahony dies, aged 88 irishtimes.com
  94. ^ Former Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Imperial Commander dies of a heart attack independent.ie
  95. ^ Former US Ambassador to Ireland Dan Rooney dies aged 84 independent.ie
  96. ^ Tributes paid to Mary Immaculate College president who passed away following an illness independent.ie
  97. ^ Irish golf mourns death of former Union President Patrick Foley golfnet.ie
  98. ^ Tributes paid as Aslan keyboardist Pat 'Fitzy' Fitzpatrick dies following cancer battle independent.ie
  99. ^ Ireland's longest serving councillor dies in hospital, six months after holiday accident independent.ie
  100. ^ Sea The Stars' sire Cape Cross dies skysports.com
  101. ^ Tributes to late Judge O Buachalla independent.ie
  102. ^ Johnny Roe, former Irish champion jockey, passes away theirishfield.ie
  103. ^ Tributes paid to 'fearless' disability rights activist Donal Toolan independent.ie
  104. ^ Grand National winner Amberleigh House dies aged 25 racingpost.com
  105. ^ Leading Roscommon GAA figure Donie Shine Snr has died rte.ie
  106. ^ Sad passing of well-known Kilsheelan legend Dick Strang nationalist.ie
  107. ^ Walsh pays tribute to 'horse of a lifetime' Papillon racingpost.com
  108. ^ Joseph Barnes, Irish physician, Died at 102 deadobituary.com
  109. ^ Durrow Archbishop Thomas White was a pioneering representative of the Vatican leinsterexpress.ie
  110. ^ Death of Donegal sporting great, 'Busty' Blake donegaldemocrat.ie
  111. ^ Former Head of RTÉ Entertainment, Kevin Linehan, has died rte.ie
  112. ^ Northern Ireland's 'secret peacemaker' Brendan Duddy dies aged 80 independent.ie
  113. ^ Businesswoman Felicity Fox has died aged 49 independent.ie
  114. ^ Shock at death of prominent Limerick solicitor John Devane limerickleader.ie
  115. ^ Aidan Gillic: A Tribute from Carnaross GFC hoganstand.com
  116. ^ Sadness at passing of incoming Garryowen FC president Paul O'Byrne limerickleader.ie
  117. ^ Hugh McCabe: popular former Fermanagh player and manager with glint in eye and infectious smile irishnews.com
  118. ^ Cavan GAA pay tribute to the late Dominic Earley following road traffic accident independent.ie
  119. ^ Tributes to Queen's University professor Patrick Johnston who has died suddenly belfasttelegraph.co.uk
  120. ^ Kilkenny mourn great hurling servant Georgie Leahy hoganstand.com
  121. ^ 'I want to make history' - Irish biker who was killed at event independent.ie
  122. ^ Tributes paid to Concern co-founder Father Jack Finucane independent.ie
  123. ^ Former Fine Gael minister Austin Deasy dies after short illness rte.ie
  124. ^ Popular Irish poet dies after boat overturns off the coast of Spain independent.ie
  125. ^ Death of Galway Rowing Stalwart Paul Giblin (34) afloat.ie
  126. ^ Paul Muldowney independent.ie
  127. ^ 'Gentleman and giant of Irish sports broadcasting' Fred Cogley passes away at 82 independent.ie
  128. ^ Katherine Zappone's wife Ann Louise Gilligan dies irishexaminer.com
  129. ^ Tributes pour in as Waterways presenter Dick Warner dies after falling ill on Shannon boat trip independent.ie
  130. ^ Former Fianna Fáil senator Des Hanafin dies, aged 86 rte.ie
  131. ^ Tributes to larger-than-life LGBT activist irishexaminer.com
  132. ^ Death of actor and colleague Gerry Sullivan superannrte.ie
  133. ^ The late John McKnight hoganstand.com
  134. ^ Legendary Irish jockey Martin Molony has died aged 91 independent.ie
  135. ^ Irish jump racing in mourning after legendary Tommy Carberry dies aged 75 independent.ie
  136. ^ Prof. Anne Buttimer RIP
  137. ^ Mary Turner, Labour party executive and president of GMB union, dies after long illness telegraph.co.uk
  138. ^ Low-key millionaire truck importer 'Pino' Harris dies independent.ie
  139. ^ Galway legend Tony Keady passes away aged 53 hoganstand.com
  140. ^ Tipperary hurling legend Liam Devaney has died aged 82 independent.ie
  141. ^ Cork mourns as Michael Twomey of Cha & Miah fame passes away irishexaminer.com
  142. ^ Ryanair director and former INM chair James Osborne dies rte.ie
  143. ^ IRA informer and author Sean O'Callaghan dies aged 62 independent.ie
  144. ^ Ireland rugby legend Willie Duggan passes away, aged 67 independent.ie
  145. ^ Celebrated actor Peadar Lamb dies at the age of 87 rte.ie
  146. ^ Former RTÉ newscaster Don Cockburn dies rte.ie
  147. ^ JP Donleavy: Literary giant who made Ireland his home independent.ie
  148. ^ Louth GAA stunned by Benny's death hoganstand.com
  149. ^ 'Memory Man' Jimmy Magee, veteran of 11 Olympics and 12 World Cups, dies aged 82 independent.ie
  150. ^ Former Irish rugby international Neville Furlong dies at 49
  151. ^ Death of Meath All-Ireland winner Jimmy Walsh hoganstand.com
  152. ^ Louth 1957 All-Ireland winner Jimmy McDonnell passes away talkofthetown.ie
  153. ^ Liam Cosgrave, former taoiseach and Fine Gael leader, dies aged 97 irishtimes.com
  154. ^ Obituary: Martin Crotty independent.ie
  155. ^ http://www.mayonews.ie/news/30941-shock-sadness-at-sudden-death-of-neill-o-neill
  156. ^ Hugely-popular Irish comedian and actor Sean Hughes dies aged 51 independent.ie
  157. ^ Tributes paid to Dubliners legend Eamonn Campbell independent.ie
  158. ^ Death of Donegal goalkeeping coach Pat Shovelin hoganstand.com
  159. ^ Mayo mourn 'Jinkin' Joe Corcoran hoganstand.com
  160. ^ Gordon Elliott 'devastated' after Cheltenham winner Fayonagh was put down after leg break independent.ie
  161. ^ Greystones-based film-maker Simon Fitzmaurice dies irishtimes.com
  162. ^ Tyrone pay tribute to former All-Ireland final referee irishnews.com
  163. ^ Obituary, irishtimes.com; accessed 11 November 2017.
  164. ^ Former RTÉ commissioning editor, TV producer and journalist Kevin Dawson has died rte.ie
  165. ^ Country's oldest editor Father Ronan Drury dies aged 93 rte.ie
  166. ^ Jimmy 'Maxie' McCann RIP shamrockrovers.ie
  167. ^ Scotstown legend Stirrat left his mark irishnews.com
  168. ^ Derry GAA in mourning following passing of former intercounty manager Frank Kearney independent.ie
  169. ^ Tributes paid as Fine Gael veteran Donal Creed passes away at 93 independent.ie
  170. ^ Tributes pour in for Biddy White Lennon who has passed away independent.ie
  171. ^ Cork hurling legend Willie John Daly passes away hoganstand.com
  172. ^ Death announced of former chief justice Thomas Finlay, irishtimes.com
  173. ^ Ireland international Robin Waters has died
  174. ^ Kerry mourns death of 'Mr Golf' Paddy O'Looney
  175. ^ Last link with Donegal's first minor team passes away at 100, hoganstand.com
  176. ^ Shelbourne confirm death of Under-16 player Izzy Dezu, rte.ie
  177. ^ Tributes following the death of former Sinn Fein MLA Pat O'Rawe
  178. ^ Racing in mourning following the death of Noel O'Brien, independent.ie
  179. ^ Former senior civil servant and GAA figure Dr Maurice Hayes dies age 90
  180. ^ Ruby Walsh leads tributes to 'tough as nails' Nichols Canyon after fatal fall
  181. ^ Peggy Cummins, Gun Crazy's iconic femme fatale, dies aged 92
  182. ^ Former Dundalk, Monaghan United and Ireland underage manager Seán McCaffrey dies at age of 58
  183. ^ Jackie Mooney RIP
  184. ^ Coronation Street's first barmaid Doreen Keogh dies at 91