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Events during the year 2019 in Ireland.

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Events[edit]

January[edit]

  • 1 January
  • 2 January – New domestic violence legislation was enacted which included new crimes of coercive control.[4]
  • 3 January
    • The Luas website went offline after a message was posted to it threatening to "publish all data and send emails to your users" unless "1 bitcoin" was paid in five days.[5]
    • Contingency plans for a no-deal Brexit were discussed at the first Cabinet meeting of 2019.[6]
  • 4 January – Former Senator James Heffernan was found guilty of assaulting three gardaí after he was arrested outside the Indiependence Music Festival in August 2016.[7]
  • 5 January – Figures from Eurostat showed that the Irish police-to-population ratio was less than the European average with 278 Garda officers per 100,000 of the population.[8]
  • 6 January – Garda sources confirmed that a man named as having been captured in Syria by militias fighting against ISIS was a naturalised Irish citizen.[9]
  • 7 January – A Garda investigation began after skeletal remains were found by a passerby in a ditch in the townland of Ballyandrew, County Wexford.[10]
  • 9 January – The Government offered protection to five unaccompanied child migrants who had been seeking refuge in Malta after being rescued from the Mediterranean.[11]
  • 10 January – A fire broke out at the Shannon Key West Hotel in Roosky which had been due to open as an accommodation centre for asylum seekers.[12]
  • 11 January – 17-year-old Adam Kelly from Skerries Community College was named the 55th BT Young Scientist & Technologist of the Year.[13]
  • 12 January – One of the most senior figures in the Kinahan organised crime gang was arrested at Birmingham Airport in a joint operation between the Gardaí and the NCA.[14]
  • 13 January – Fianna Fáil announced plans to reintroduce a Bill to the Seanad which aims to protect and give official recognition to the National Anthem.[15]
  • 15 January – Galway-based Supermac's won its long-running case against fast food giant McDonald's to have the use of the Big Mac trademark cancelled.[16]
  • 16 January – The Finance Minister ordered a new economic assessment for the country after a parliamentary defeat for the British Government's Brexit withdrawal agreement.[17]
  • 17 January
    • Aer Lingus unveiled its new brand livery which included a new shamrock logo, a new font, and teal as the main colour on the undercarriage, tail and engines of its planes.[18]
    • The Dáil was told that a woman carrying a baby diagnosed with a fatal foetal abnormality was not granted a termination at the Coombe Hospital in Dublin.[19]
    • A 22-year-old man died after being shot in the head and chest in a car park outside a gym in Swords in Dublin.[20]
  • 18 January – A man is shot dead and a woman injured at a house in Warrenpoint, County Down.
  • 19 January –
    • Hundreds of young people attended a protest at Leinster House calling on the Government to do more to tackle climate change.[21]
    • A car bomb exploded outside a courthouse in Derry. The New IRA are believed to be responsible.[22]
  • 20 January – A commemoration was held to mark the 100th anniversary of the Soloheadbeg Ambush, which is considered to have started the War of Independence.[23]
  • 21 January – The centenary of the First Dáil was commemorated with a joint sitting of the Dáil and Seanad in the round room of the Mansion House in Dublin.[24]
  • 22 January – European Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas said Ireland would see a new "hard border" if the UK failed to approve a Brexit withdrawal deal.[25]
  • 23 January – Gardaí seized almost €1 million worth of cannabis in Drogheda.[26]
  • 24 January – The Government published legislation that would underpin Ireland's plan to deal with a no-deal Brexit.[27]
  • 25 January – The Taoiseach warned of the prospect of "a police presence, or an army presence" at the border in a worst-case Brexit.[28]
  • 26 January – Up to 1,500 people attended a protest on the old Dublin road near Carrickcaron, County Louth to demonstrate against a hard Brexit.[29]
  • 27 January – Four men in their early twenties were killed in a road accident near Gort an Choirce, County Donegal.[30]
  • 28 January – Former Sinn Féin TD Peadar Tóibín launched a new political party called Aontú.[31]
  • 29 January – The Cabinet agreed to hold a referendum which, if passed, would delete a Constitutional clause requiring a mandatory period of separation before divorce.[32]
  • 30 January – Hospital and community care services were severely disrupted by the first 24-hour nurses' strike in 20 years.[33]

February[edit]

  • 1 February – Skeletal remains and a ring fort, believed to date back to the Bronze Age, were discovered on land where former Taoiseach Liam Cosgrave lived in Dublin.[34]
  • 2 February – The chairman of the National Children's Hospital Development board Tom Costello resigned following the controversy over the spiralling costs of the project.[35]
  • 3 February – Damian Foxall made a 400-metre descent on skis from the summit of Ireland's highest mountain, Carrauntoohil.[36][37][38]
  • 4 February – The Central Bank announced that €674m was paid by banks in redress, compensation and costs to customers caught up in the tracker mortgage controversy.[39]
  • 5 February – Nearly 40,000 nurses and midwives undertook a second day of strike action in an ongoing dispute over pay and retention issues.[40]
  • 6 February – European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said Ireland will not be left alone and the EU is ready to assist Ireland in the event of a no-deal Brexit.[41]
  • 7 February – More than 35,000 nurses took to the picket line for the third time in nine days causing widespread chaos in hospitals and in the community.[42]
  • 8 February
  • 9 February
    • Tens of thousands of people took part in a rally in support of nurses and midwives who are involved in a dispute over pay and staffing levels.[46]
    • The SDLP voted by more than two to one to back a new partnership with Fianna Fáil.[47]
  • 10 February
    • The Health Minister Simon Harris and his family were trapped in their home as up to 20 people arrived outside, claiming to be "against austerity".[48]
    • It was later announced that Harris will apologise to the Dáil over information he provided on the cost of the new National Children's Hospital.[49]
  • 11 February
    • President Higgins began a three-day visit to England, during which he is expected to call for ties between Ireland and the UK to remain strong after Brexit.[50]
    • After discussions at the Labour Court, the INMO and the Psychiatric Nurses Association suspended their proposed three days of industrial action.[51]
  • 12 February – Health Minister Simon Harris apologised to the Dáil for not answering questions on the cost of the National Children's Hospital "more fully" last September.[52]
  • 13 February
  • 14 February – A woman in her early 70s died following a collision with a Luas tram in Tallaght.[55]
  • 15 February – The fifth plenary session of the All-Island Civic Dialogue on Brexit took place at Dublin Castle.[56]
  • 16 February – A controlled explosion was carried out on a hand grenade believed to date from the War of Independence in Lahinch, County Clare.[57]
  • 17 February – Ten members of the 'Fingal Battalion' group protested outside the home of Communications Minister Richard Bruton.[58]
  • 18 February – An investigation got under way after a medical centre on the outskirts of Longford town was daubed with anti-abortion graffiti overnight.[59]
  • 19 February – An Irish ticket holder won the EuroMillions jackpot worth €175,475,380.[60]
  • 20 February – A Sinn Féin-tabled no confidence motion in Health Minister Simon Harris was defeated in a Dáil vote by 58 votes to 53 with 40 abstentions.[61]
  • 21 February – All operations at Dublin Airport were suspended for 30 minutes after a pilot spotted a drone over the airfield.[62]
  • 22 February – Tánaiste Simon Coveney launched emergency measures to protect Ireland in the event of a "lose, lose, lose" no-deal Brexit.[63]
  • 23 February – At the 79th Fianna Fáil Ardfheis, party leader Micheál Martin said that the national interest demanded a general election be avoided because of Brexit.[64]
  • 24 February – The Taoisaech attended the inaugural EU-Arab League summit in Sharm El Sheikh.[65]
  • 25 February – A search began for the missing head of an 800-year-old Crusader after vandals broke into St. Michan's Church and decapitated his mummified remains.[66]
  • 26 February – The Government announced that was to make up to €428 million available to prepare the country for Brexit this year.[67]
  • 27 February – Newly released figures revealed that a record number of 9,987 people were homeless in January, including 3,624 children.[68]
  • 28 February
    • A 30-year-old Italian man was jailed for three-and-a-half years for the assault of Liverpool fan Seán Cox outside Anfield last April.[69]
    • A security alert was sparked at the Leinster House complex when Fine Gael TD Noel Rock was followed inside and confronted by a protester.[70]

March[edit]

  • 1 March – Businessman Denis O'Brien lost his High Court action alleging he was defamed in articles published in the Sunday Business Post.[71]
  • 2 March – A protest took place outside Dublin's GPO following a rise in the number of assaults and cases of racial abuse on foreign nationals.[72]
  • 3 March – Ulster Council delegate Jarlath Burns said the GAA should not remain neutral if there is to be a referendum on Irish unity after Brexit.[73]
  • 4 March – The Department of Health was evacuated after a package containing white powder, later revealed to be baking soda, was sent to Health Minister Simon Harris.[74]
  • 5 March – Gardaí began helping an investigation by London Metropolitan Police after three explosive devices, posted in Dublin, were sent to key transport hubs in London.[75]
  • 6 March – Transport Minister Shane Ross apologised after referring to Sinn Féin's transport spokeswoman Imelda Munster as a "donkey".[76]
  • 7 March – Aer Lingus confirmed that its female cabin crew will no longer be required to wear make-up or skirts as part of new uniform rules.[77]
  • 8 March – A former female member of the Irish Defence Forces was detained in Syria over alleged membership of ISIS.[78]
  • 9 March – Controlled drugs with an estimated street value of €865,000 were seized by Gardaí in County Meath.[79]
  • 10 March – 39-year-old Micheál Ryan was among the 157 people who were on board an Ethiopian Airlines flight which crashed while en route from Addis Ababa to Nairobi.[80]
  • 11 March – MMA fighter Conor McGregor was arrested and charged with robbery and criminal damage in Miami after allegedly smashing a fan's phone.[81]
  • 12 March – The Irish Aviation Authority suspended the operation of all Boeing 737 MAX aircraft into and out of Irish airspace after two recent accidents involving the aircraft elsewhere in the world.[82]
  • 13 March – New research revealed that Dublin entered the top five most expensive locations in Europe for rental accommodation for the first time.[83]
  • 14 March
  • 15 March – Thousands of students took part in school strikes and demonstrations around the country in protest at what they said was Government inaction on climate change.[86]
  • 16 March – At least eight people were taken to hospital following a collision between a Luas tram and a double-decker bus at Queen Street in Smithfield, Dublin.[87]
  • 17 March
  • 18 March – The FAI reiterated that the €100,000 bridging loan they received from chief executive John Delaney "was made in the best interests" of the association.[90]
  • 19 March
  • 20 March – The Cabinet approved a number of issues regarding the introduction of directly elected mayors in Cork, Limerick and Waterford.[93]
  • 21 March – The Department of Justice confirmed that a plan to provide an accommodation centre for asylum seekers at a disused hotel in Rooskey will not now go ahead.[94]
  • 22 March – The Army's Bomb Squad made safe the viable improvised explosive device recovered from a Limerick An Post office.[95]
  • 23 March – Eric Eoin Marques was extradited to the United States over allegations that he conspired to distribute and advertise child abuse images on the dark web.[96]
  • 25 March – A young mother died after a freak accident at Cork University Maternity Hospital. Her newborn baby died from injuries almost 36 hours later.[97]
  • 26 March – Average noise levels at Dublin Airport are to be kept below 45 decibels after TDs voted in favour of the restrictions.[98]
  • 27 March – The Department of Housing announced that the number of homeless people in emergency accommodation exceeded 10,000 for the first time.[99]
  • 28 March – The Eurosceptic Irish Freedom Party launched a nationwide billboard campaign calling for the country to leave the European Union.[100]
  • 29 March – A father who slapped his two-year-old daughter in a Cork supermarket, causing concerned witnesses to report him to Gardaí, was convicted and fined €700.[101]
  • 30 March – Border Communities Against Brexit organised a number of mass demonstrations on the border to mark the day after Brexit had been due to take place.[102]
  • 31 March – Minister of State Finian McGrath was criticised for suggesting Gardaí were involved in political policing and had an agenda implementing drink-driving laws.[103]

April[edit]

  • 1 April – Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney said a no-deal Brexit had shifted from a "remote possibility" to a "real possibility".[104]
  • 2 April
  • 3 April – It was announced that turbans and the hijab would be allowed to be worn by Sikh and Muslim members of the Garda Síochána.[107]
  • 4 April – German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with the Taoiseach in Dublin to discuss Brexit, and show solidarity with Ireland amid the Brexit negotiations.[108]
  • 5 April – An inquest found that a botched IRA warning call contributed to the deaths of 21 people unlawfully killed in the 1974 Birmingham pub bombings.[109]
  • 6 April – Irish-trained Tiger Roll won the 2019 Grand National, therefore becoming the tenth horse to win the race more than once.[110]
  • 7 April – An earthquake with a magnitude of 2.4 in Killybegs, County Donegal was detected by the Irish National Seismic Network.[111]
  • 8 April
    • Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald accused UK Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Karen Bradley of not having a "deep appreciation" of Irish politics.[112]
    • The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said the EU will "stand fully behind Ireland" regardless of what happens in the Brexit negotiations.[113]
  • 9 April – Sport Ireland decided to suspend and withhold future funding to the FAI after it emerged the association was to reveal it failed to obey State funding rules.[114]
  • 10 April – FAI executive vice-president John Delaney was accused of behaving "disgracefully" by not answering TDs' questions at an Oireachtas committee meeting.[115]
  • 11 April – Former INLA member Dessie O'Hare was jailed for seven years for his involvement in a gang which evicted a man and his family from their home.[116]
  • 12 April – Ireland's Ambassador to the UK accused the British political magazine The Spectator of making a "hostile" anti-Irish attack which should be consigned to the past.[117]
  • 13 April – President Higgins addressed an event to mark the 175th anniversary of the Society of St Vincent de Paul in Ireland.[118]
  • 15 April
    • The PSNI announced that a British soldier who shot and killed 15-year-old Daniel Hegarty in Derry in July 1972 is to be charged with murder.[119]
    • John Delaney stepped aside from his role as Executive Vice-President of the FAI pending the completion of an independent review.[120]
  • 16 April
  • 17 April
    • The Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi hailed the Good Friday Agreement as a "beacon to the world" during her address to Dáil Éireann.[123]
    • Katherine Zappone was criticised for suggesting the people of Tuam knew more about what happened to babies in the mother and baby home than they were sharing.[124]
  • 18 April – The 70th anniversary of Ireland becoming a Republic was commemorated.[125]
  • 19 April – Politicians and leaders, including the President and Taoiseach, united in their condemnation of the murder of journalist Lyra McKee in Derry.[126]
  • 20 April – Saoradh, a far left political party with links to the so-called New IRA, were criticised for holding a march on O'Connell Street.[127]
  • 21 April – President Higgins led a military commemoration of the Easter Rising at the GPO on O'Connell Street.[128]
  • 22 April
  • 23 April – New legislation was published which will allow up to 60,000 parents a year to gain new paid parental leave and benefit from November.[131]
  • 24 April
    • Consultants claimed that conditions are so bad at University Hospital Waterford that dead bodies have been left on trolleys, often leaking body fluids on to the floor.[132]
    • The President, the Taoiseach and the British Prime Minister Theresa May attended the funeral of Lyra McKee in Derry.[133]
  • 25 April – Three teenagers required medical attention for burns after they were splashed with a corrosive liquid during an altercation in Waterford.[134]
  • 26 April
    • A Status Red wind warning for County Clare was issued by Met Éireann in preparation for Storm Hannah.[135]
    • The Taoiseach and the UK Prime Minister confirmed the establishment of talks involving the main political parties in Northern Ireland in an effort to restore power-sharing.[136]
  • 27 April – Minister for Health Simon Harris announced that he wants to make children's vaccinations mandatory and has sought legal advice on the matter.[137]
  • 28 April – Members the Fingal Battalion Direct Action Group protested outside the home of Minister for Health Simon Harris for a number of hours in Greystones.[138]
  • 29 April – An earthquake with a magnitude of 2.1 was recorded about 15 km south east of Donegal and 15 km north east of Ballyshannon.[139]
  • 30 April – A memorial to the 49,000 Irishmen who died in Flanders was inaugurated in the Peace Garden in Dublin.[140]

May[edit]

  • 1 May – After a 15-week trial and 20 hours of deliberations, the jury found 50-year-old farmer Patrick Quirke guilty of murdering his so-called love rival Bobby Ryan.[141]
  • 2 May – Three people were rescued after a fire on board a fishing vessel 29 miles east of Arklow.[142]
  • 3 May – Terminally ill Ruth Morrissey was awarded €2.1 million in damages over the misreading of smear tests and the failure to tell her about it.[143]
  • 4 May – The Taoiseach apologised unreservedly to anyone who feels he did not treat seriously the concerns raised about mortuary services at University Hospital Waterford.[144]
  • 7 May – The Cabinet approved the €3 billion National Broadband Plan (NBP) which aims to bring high-speed internet to more than 540,000 premises across rural Ireland.[145]
  • 8 May
    • Former Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams repeated his denial that he was a member of the IRA, but said he will never disassociate himself from the organisation.[146]
    • A memo from the Department of Public Expenditure revealed that it recommended the government not proceed with the preferred bidder for the National Broadband Plan .[147]
  • 9 May – Garda Commissioner Drew Harris said the system to ensure disqualified drivers do not use the roads is "not working" and has created issues around road safety.[148]
  • 10 May – Ireland became only the second country in the world to declare a climate and biodiversity emergency.[149]
  • 11 May
  • 13 May – Prosecutors in Florida dropped all charges against mixed martial artist Conor McGregor after he was accused of stamping on a fan's mobile phone.[152]
  • 14 May – Leading National Hunt owner Michael O'Leary announced that he was to phase out his racing team at Gigginstown House Stud over the next "four or five years".[153]
  • 15 May – United States sources revealed that President Donald Trump would visit Ireland "within weeks".[154]
  • 16 May – Three members of an Garda Síochána – a superintendent, an inspector and a detective – were arrested for alleged links with a Munster organised crime group.[155]
  • 17 May – Murdered journalist Lyra McKee was posthumously honoured with a special award for outstanding commitment and contribution to journalism.[156]
  • 18 May – The main runway at Cork Airport was closed temporarily after a light aircraft experienced difficulties with its landing gear.[157]
  • 19 May – The son of Sophie Toscan du Plantier appealed for witnesses to come forward and give evidence in the upcoming trial in France of Ian Bailey.[158]
  • 20 May – Britain's Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, began a two-day visit to Ireland.[159]
  • 21 May
    • A Drinkaware survey revealed that more than one in five Irish adults are classified as a hazardous drinker.[160]
    • The White House confirmed that President Donald Trump would visit Ireland on 5 June as part of a three-day visit to his Doonbeg resort.[161]
  • 22 May – King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden began a three-day state visit to Ireland.[162]
  • 23 May – Gardaí in Drogheda arrested 18 people and seized seven cars as part of an operation targeting feuding gangs in the town.[163]
  • 24 May – Elections to the European Parliament, local authorities and a divorce referendum were held across Ireland.[164]
  • 25 May – An off-duty Garda died in a freak diving accident several miles off Hook Head.[165]
  • 26 May – The referendum on divorce was passed by a large majority with a final result of 82.1% voting in favour, and 17.9% voting against.[166]
  • 27 May – The trial of Ian Bailey for the murder of French woman Sophie Toscan du Plantier in West Cork in 1996 started in Paris.[167]
  • 28 May – More than 20,000 passengers were affected by delays to rail travel after services in and out of Heuston Station were suspended following a major signal fault.[168]
  • 29 May – Fine Gael confirmed an internal review will be established to examine the facts surrounding Maria Bailey's civil case that was dropped earlier in the week.[169]
  • 30 May – A full recount was announced in the Ireland South constituency, which the returning officer saying it may cost up to €1 million, and could take up to 28 working days.[170]
  • 31 May – Ian Bailey was found guilty in absentia by a French court of the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier in 1996. Bailey's solicitors described proceedings as a "show trial."[171]

June[edit]

  • 1 June – Prominent Donegal county councillor Frank McBrearty Jnr resigned from the Fine Gael party just days after winning them a seat on the local council.[172]
  • 3 June – The Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin said violence in the capital has taken on an "unprecedented level of depravity".[173]
  • 4 June – Sinn Féin withdrew its request for a full recount in the European Parliament election for Ireland South after initial counting indicated no major ballot anomalies.[174]
  • 5 June
  • 6 June – Around 2,000 people protested in Dublin city centre against the ongoing visit of Donald Trump to Ireland.[177]
  • 7 June – 27-year-old Dubliner Fiona Geraghty was one of 17 people killed in a bus crash in Dubai.[178]
  • 8 June – Eleven people appeared in court charged with over 200 counts relating to the alleged rape, sexual exploitation and neglect of children.[179]
  • 9 June – The Scottish Government said Irish vessels could be boarded if they do not stop fishing in the waters around the disputed Rockall.[180]
  • 10 June – Former US Secretary of State John Kerry at an ocean summit in Cork criticised world leaders who have been lying about the climate crisis and have dismissed the scientific evidence.[181]
  • 11 June
    • A 39-year-old man was fatally stabbed on O'Connell Street in Dublin.[182]
    • The second report of the Scally Inquiry into the CervicalCheck scandal found wider outsourcing of screening tests, with 16 laboratories being used rather than six.[183]
    • There was major disruption on the 3.04pm rail service from Galway to Dublin Heuston when a woman went into labour and gave birth just outside Kildare.[184]
  • 12 June – A court in Paris, which last week found Ian Bailey guilty of the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier, has ordered him to pay €115,000 to reimburse her family.[185]
  • 13 June – Two men were killed after their light aircraft came down in a remote field near Athy, County Kildare.[186]
  • 14 June – A man was arrested following the discovery of the body of a woman at a house near Westport, County Mayo.[187]
  • 15 June – A formal apology was issued to former Garda Majella Moynihan, the woman who was found in breach of discipline after becoming pregnant out of wedlock in 1984.[188]
  • 17 June – The Government launched its climate action plan in an effort to "nudge people and businesses to change behaviour" in a bid to tackle climate change.[189]
  • 18 June – Two 14-year-old boys were found guilty of the murder of 14-year-old Ana Kriégel in Lucan in May 2018.[190]
  • 19 June – Ireland was awarded a road safety prize from the European Transport Safety Council for its "exemplary progress" in reducing road deaths in recent years.[191]
  • 20 June – Limerick was awarded the title of European Green Leaf 2020 for smaller cities.[192]
  • 21 June – An Post announced that deliveries to the Mac Uilliam Estate in Tallaght have been suspended following ongoing threats to its staff.[193]
  • 22 June – A grenade dating back to the Civil War was made safe by the Defence Forces army bomb disposal team after being found in Clontarf.[194]
  • 23 June
  • 24 June – The Fine Gael organisation in Waterford passed a unanimous motion of no confidence in its sitting TD, John Deasy.[197]
  • 25 June
    • The Summer Economic Statement revealed that a no-deal Brexit would leave the Government having to borrow almost €5bn Instead of running a €1.2bn surplus.[198]
    • The statue of musician Luke Kelly on Dublin's Sheriff Street was vandalised with black paint.[199]
  • 26 June – 10,000 HSE support staff at 38 hospitals took part in 24 hours of industrial action over pay.[200]
  • 27 June – Siptu accepted an invitation to attend a preliminary hearing at the Labour Court to discuss the dispute involving 10,000 health service workers.[201]
  • 28 June – The Taoiseach attended the 20th anniversary of the British-Irish Council in Manchester.[202]
  • 29 June – Tens of thousands of people turned out on the streets of the capital to celebrate Dublin Pride.[203]

July[edit]

  • 1 July
  • 2 July – Barry's Tea withdrew its local sponsorship of an annual greyhound race following a Prime Time documentary on the sport in Ireland.[206]
  • 3 July – The inquest into the death of Denis Donaldson was told that proceedings had been instituted against a person for his murder.[207]
  • 4 July
    • The chief executive of the NTMA said that Ireland has a "mountain of debt" that currently stands at €205 billion, some four times higher than it was in the 2000s.[208]
    • Taoiseach Leo Varadkar apologised for his comments to Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin where he likened him to a "sinning priest".[209]
  • 5 July – A two-year-old girl died in Cork University Hospital after being found seriously injured in an apartment in the city.[210]
  • 8 July – The Irish Daily Mail was fined €25,000 for contempt of court arising from an article published during the trial of two teenage boys for the murder of Ana Kriégel.[211]
  • 9 July
    • The Taoiseach apologised on behalf of the State to people who were sexually abused in day schools before 1992.[212]
    • A new air traffic surveillance system - which can accurately pinpoint the location of any aircraft in distress - was launched at the IAA's control centre near Shannon.[213]
  • 10 July – Hundreds of farmers protested in Dublin to highlight their concerns about farm incomes and oppose the proposed Mercosur trade deal.[214]
  • 11 July – A ten-year-old boy died following a drowning incident at a house in Carlingford, County Louth.[215]
  • 12 July – Members of the Psychiatric Nurses Association deferred industrial action in a row over pay and working conditions.[216]
  • 13 July – A potential data breach at Google was being assessed after reports that their Home smart speaker may have been recording conversations among users.[217]
  • 14 July – Events were held around the country to mark the National Day of Commemoration.[218]
  • 15 July – The world's first dedicated plastic waste to wax factory opened in County Laois.[219]
  • 16 July – Gemma O'Doherty's YouTube account was permanently removed for breaching its policies on hate speech after posting a video which criticised ethnic minorities.[220]
  • 17 July – The Minister for Health confirmed the creation of six new regional health boards in the biggest restructuring of the HSE since it was founded 15 years ago.[221]
  • 18 July – ISIL bride Lisa Smith said she doesn't think she will ever be going back to Ireland and her decision to move to Islamic State (IS) "wasn't worth it".[222]
  • 19 July – France's Europe Minister Amelie de Montchalin said she had seen at first hand the importance of an ordered Brexit after visiting the Irish border.[223]
  • 20 July – Hundreds of protestors marched through the streets of Cork to protest the proposed closure of and the loss of 240 jobs at the Cork Mail Centre in Little Island.[224]
  • 21 July – A man was taken to hospital after being struck by a car that drove at a number of persons in a crowded St. Patrick's Cemetery in Dundalk.[225]
  • 22 July – An overtime ban involving 6,000 psychiatric nurses was to restart in 48 hours after talks between nurses and health-service management failed to reach an agreement.[226]
  • 23 July – Fine Gael TD Maria Bailey was removed as Chairperson of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Housing over the infamous swing case.[227]
  • 24 July – Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said comments made by new British Prime Minister Boris Johnson about the Irish backstop are "not in the real world".[228]
  • 25 July – The Gardaí began an investigation into the standard of care at Hyde & Seek creches after an RTÉ documentary revealed how children were roughly handled.[229]
  • 26 July – The Tánaiste described Boris Johnson's approach to Brexit as "unhelpful" after a meeting with new Northern Ireland Secretary Julian Smith in Belfast.[230]
  • 27 July – Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald said an all-Ireland forum on Irish unity should be convened without delay.[231]
  • 29 July – 18-year-old Fionn Ferreira, from Ballydehob, was named the Grand Prize winner at the 2019 Google Science Fair.[232]
  • 30 July – Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke by telephone for the first time since Mr Johnson took office almost a week ago.[233]
  • 31 July – The Central Bank warned that a no-deal Brexit would lead to a dramatic Irish economic slowdown and result in 34,000 fewer jobs.[234]

August[edit]

  • 1 August – A man whose leg got trapped on the Connemara shoreline during a rising tide was brought to safety in a multi-agency rescue.[235]
  • 2 August – It was confirmed that the Liffey Swim would go ahead as planned in spite of concerns over the result of water quality tests following a recent overflow into the river.[236]
  • 3 August – Taoiseach Leo Varadkar took part in Belfast's pride parade for the first time.[237]
  • 5 August – A 19-year-old man who was hospitalised over the weekend after taking a substance at the Indiependence music festival died.[238]
  • 6 August
    • The number of women identified as part of the CervicalCheck IT problem was revealed to be over 4,000, according to the Rapid Review report.[239]
    • A 15-year-old boy from Navan died after falling from a wall on the Spanish island of Lanzarote.[240]
  • 9 August – Former Taoiseach Enda Kenny won a yachting regatta alongside adventurer Bear Grylls in the Isle of Wight.[241]
  • 10 August – Met Éireann issued a yellow weather warning for parts of the midlands and north-east as heavy rain was expected.[242]
  • 11 August – The Sunday Telegraph in the UK claimed that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson had accepted an offer to meet the Taoiseach to discuss Brexit and the backstop.[243]
  • 12 August – A spokesperson confirmed that, contrary to some reports, Boris Johnson had no meeting scheduled with the Taoiseach to discuss Brexit.[244]
  • 13 August
    • Almost 59,000 students received the results of their Leaving Certificate examinations, a 3% increase on numbers sitting the exam compared to last year.[245]
    • A three-year-old Irish boy, who was in a critical condition following an incident at a swimming pool in Spain, died.[246]
    • A body found in a rain forest in Malaysia was confirmed to be that of missing Irish teenager Nora Quoirin.[247]
  • 18 August – Tipperary win the All Ireland Hurling final against Kilkenny.
  • 19 August
  • 26 August – New figures revealed that over 1,600 cars had been impounded from unaccompanied learner drivers since new legislation was introduced in December.[248]
  • 29 August – Sinn Féin was left a £1.5 million (€1.66m) donation in the will of London-born party supporter William E. Hampton.[249]
  • 30 August – Beef farmers protesting at the ABP meat-processing plant in Bandon agreed a "one-day" deal to allow a Chinese delegation to visit the facility.[250]
  • 31 August – Former Stormont education minister John O'Dowd signalled his ambition to replace Michelle O'Neill as Sinn Féin's vice president.[251]

September[edit]

  • 1 September – The Catholic Church claimed for the first time that a pilgrim experienced a "miraculous cure" in Knock.[252]
  • 2 September – Thomas Kavanagh, a senior figure in the Kinahan organised crime gang, was jailed in the UK for three years for possessing a disguised firearm.[253]
  • 3 September – US Vice-President Mike Pence met with the Taoiseach and President Higgins at the start of his visit to Ireland.[254]
  • 4 September – The EU's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, pulled out of a planned visit to Northern Ireland.[255]
  • 5 September – The World Health Organization revealed that Ireland has one of the highest levels of alcohol consumption and heavy drinking in Europe,[256]
  • 6 September – Aontú leader Peadar Tóibín said if his party's candidates are electorally successful in Northern Ireland, they will not take their seats in the British Parliament.[257]
  • 7 September – Over 180,000 cigarettes were seized after an Italian-registered merchant vessel was detained off the coast of Dublin by revenue officers.[258]
  • 8 September – Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin accused the Government of being far too passive in its planning for a no-deal Brexit.[259]
  • 9 September
  • 10 September – Up to 3,000 workers have been laid off at meat processing plants amid the ongoing dispute over beef prices, according to Meat Industry Ireland.[262]
  • 11 September – Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe ruled out any reductions in personal taxation in the next Budget.[263]
  • 12 September
    • Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said that May 2020 would be the "right moment" for a general election.[264]
    • President Higgins said members of the Defence Forces should have incomes that are sufficient to provide for themselves and their families.[265]
    • Independent TD Noel Grealish was criticised for comments he reportedly made at a public meeting in which he described African economic migrants as "spongers".[266]
  • 13 September – The Taoiseach conceded that his party would be willing to support a Fianna Fáil-led Government under a new confidence and supply agreement.[267]
  • 14 September – It was revealed that the Taoiseach decided not to remove the Fine Gael party whip from 'swing-gate' TD Maria Bailey following appeals from the Tánaiste.[268]
  • 15 September – An agreement was reached between beef farmers and meat processors after 36 hours of talks organised by the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed.[269]
  • 16 September – Researchers at NUI Galway made aviation history by using drone technology to deliver diabetes medication to the Aran Islands.[270]
  • 17 September – A former IRA member alleged that Gerry Adams "lied" by claiming he was never a member of the IRA.[271]
  • 18 September – Kevin Lunney, a director of Quinn Industrial Holdings was left with a broken leg after he was abducted near his Fermanagh home and assaulted.[272]
  • 19 September – Processing resumed at Slaney Meats, one of the meat plants that was at the centre of a month-long beef protest blockade.[273]
  • 20 September – Thousands of Irish students took part in what was described as the largest global climate protest in history.[274]
  • 21 September – The Irish Hospital Consultants' Association revealed that a million people are on waiting lists for acute hospital appointments.[275]
  • 22 September – The last remaining beef protest blockade was stood down as farmers who had been blockading the Liffey Meats plant in Ballinasloe voted to end their action.[276]
  • 23 September – The Taoiseach told the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York that the Government was planning to phase out oil exploration in 80% Irish waters.[277]
  • 24 September – The Taoiseach and the British Prime Minister held Brexit talks on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly.[278]
  • 25 September – Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin called for the establishment of a cross-border multi-disciplinary agency to tackle criminal activity in the border region.[279]
  • 27 September – The Finance Minister ruled out a supplementary budget in the event of a no-deal Brexit.[280]
  • 28 September – John Delaney resigned from his position of Executive Vice President of the Football Association of Ireland with immediate effect.[281]
  • 29 September – Gardaí recovered a very valuable 17th Century chalice that was stolen during a burglary in Ardee in 1998.[282]
  • 30 September – The UK proposed the creation of a string of customs posts along both sides of the Irish border as part of its effort to replace the backstop.[283]

October[edit]

  • 1 October
    • The Taoiseach insisted the British government should not "impose" customs checks "against the will of the people" north and south of the border.[284]
    • The developer of a hotel in Oughterard which was earmarked to open as a direct provision centre withdrew his tender and would not be proceeding with the development.[285]
  • 2 October – A whale, estimated to be 20 feet in length, was spotted in the River Liffey near the opening to Dublin Bay.[286]
  • 3 October – The full force of Storm Lorenzo was felt along the west and south west coasts over night with high winds, torrential rain and heavy seas.[287]
  • 4 October – Bailout funds amounting to some €450m to plug overspending in departments, most of which is in Health, were agreed by the Government.[288]
  • 5 October – A number of workers were brought to hospital after a chemical leak in West Dublin.[289]
  • 6 October – Two men were killed in a light aircraft crash in County Wexford.[290]
  • 7 October – A number of road blocks were mounted by climate change activists in a Dublin city centre demonstration as part of the Extinction Rebellion campaign.[291]
  • 8 October – Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe announced his budget which included a €6 increase in the carbon tax.[292]
  • 9 October – Fossilised bones from an amphibian-like creature that lived on the west coast 325 million years ago were found near Doolin.[293]
  • 10 October – The Taoiseach said a Brexit deal by the 31 October deadline was possible following talks with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in Liverpool.[294]
  • 11 October – Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin ruled out an autumn snap general election if a successful EU-UK deal is negotiated before the Brexit Halloween deadline.[295]
  • 13 October – The founding rector of Ireland's only Catholic university, precursor of University College Dublin, John Henry Newman was canonised by Pope Francis.[296]
  • 28 October – Sinn Féin TD Martin Kenny's car was set ablaze outside his family home after he spoke out against anti-immigrant elements in Irish society.[297][298]

November[edit]

  • 5 November – Two teenage boys received respective sentences of life and 15 years for the murder of 14-year-old Ana Kriégel last year.[299]
  • 12 November
    • A new law came into effect making the reckless overtaking of cyclists illegal, punishable by a fine of €120 and a minimum of three penalty points.[300]
    • The Immigrant Council said comments by Independent TD Noel Grealish that €10 billion had been sent abroad over the last eight years are "shameful" and "racist".[301]
  • 14 November – Controversial Fine Gael TD Maria Bailey was deselected as a candidate for the Dún Laoghaire constituency for the next general election.[302]
  • 23 November- A Protest Rally was held in Roscommon town against the proposed closure of a respite Holiday Centre in the county.
  • 26 November – Four men appeared in court charged with assault and false imprisonment of Quinn Industrial Holdings director Kevin Lunney.[303]
  • 28 November- It is revealed that the cost of the new Dáil printer for the Houses of the Oireachtas cost €1.6 million Euros
  • 29 November – By-elections were held in Dublin Mid-West, Cork North-Central, Dublin Fingal and Wexford to replace outgoing TDs.[304]
  • 30 November – Fine Gael TD Dara Murphy said he had been compliant "at all times" with Leinster House rules following criticism over his Dáil attendance.[305]

December[edit]

  • 1 December – Former member of the Defence Forces Lisa Smith was arrested on suspicion of terrorist offences after arriving at Dublin Airport on a flight from Turkey.[306]
  • 2 December – A new €22m white-water rafting facility in George's Dock was approved by Dublin City Council.[307]
  • 3 December – The Government survived a motion of no confidence in Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy by three votes.[308]
  • 4 December
    • Fine Gael's Dara Murphy resigned his seat as TD for Cork North-Central to take up a new role in the European Commission.[309]
    • Former Defence Forces member Lisa Smith appeared in court in Dublin charged with committing a terrorist offence between October 2015 and December 2019.[310]
    • Gardaí launched an investigation after eight migrants were discovered hiding aboard a bulk cargo ship by crew in Waterford.[311]
  • 5 December – Farmers mounted a 12-hour blockade of Aldi in Naas in protest over beef prices.[312]
  • 6 December – The publication of the Football Association of Ireland's accounts revealed liabilities of €55m.[313]
  • 7 December – The Taoiseach said imposing restrictions on TDs and senators from double-jobbing would "need consideration".[314]
  • 8 December – Storm Atiyah made landfall in Ireland bringing high winds and rough seas as it tracked eastwards across the country.[315]
  • 9 December – Kerry TD Michael Healy-Rae was treated for smoke inhalation after a fire broke out in his office/shop.[316]
  • 10 December – A recently discovered painting by the Jack Butler Yeats, which lay hidden in a bank vault for 52 years, sold for more than triple its guide price.[317]
  • 11 December – The Minister for Children announced that adopted people will not be given automatic access to their birth records under planned changes to legislation.[318]
  • 12 December – The Irish harp was inscribed on the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage.[319]
  • 13 December – It was reported that Ireland had been granted an enhanced role in how the Brexit agreement will be implemented.[320]
  • 14 December – The Taoiseach said an independent person may be appointed to examine the Dáil attendance record and expenses claims of former TD Dara Murphy.[321]
  • 15 December – It was revealed that Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin had written to the Taoiseach seeking agreement on a date for the next general election.[322]
  • 16 December – The High Court endorsed a European Arrest Warrant issued by the French Authorities who are seeking the extradition of Ian Bailey.[323]
  • 17 December – The Minister for Justice announced that Ireland is to accept up to 2,900 refugees over the next four years through resettlement and community sponsorship.[324]
  • 18 December – The Fine Gael Executive Council decided to deselect Verona Murphy as a candidate for the Wexford constituency for the next General Election.[325]
  • 19 December – Three men charged with false imprisonment and attacking Quinn Industrial Holdings (QIH) director Kevin Lunney were denied bail in the High Court.[326]
  • 22 December – Tesco Ireland withdrew Christmas cards from sale that were manufactured in a Chinese factory that is alleged to have used "forced labour".[327]
  • 23 December
    • The High Court rejected Ryanair's attempt to prevent operations chief Peter Bellew from joining rival EasyJet until 2021.[328]
    • The Taoiseach wrote to Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin to say the two men should meet in the first days of 2020 to discuss an agreed general election date.[329]
  • 28 December – Two people who were kayaking on Lough Derg near Garrykennedy were rescued by the RNLI after getting into difficulty.[330]
  • 29 December – The Football Association of Ireland board apologised to those involved in Irish football, the public and its staff for "mistakes of the past".[331]

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  165. ^ Garda dies after freak diving accident off Wexford coast Irish Independent, 2019-05-25.
  166. ^ Referendum on divorce passes with 82.1% voting 'Yes' RTÉ News, 2019-05-26.
  167. ^ Trial of Ian Bailey begins in Paris over Sophie Toscan du Plantier murder Irish Examiner, 2019-05-27.
  168. ^ 'Thousands and thousands' of commuters impacted by Irish Rail signal fault Irish Independent, 2019-05-28.
  169. ^ Fine Gael to undertake internal review into Maria Bailey swing case Irish Examiner, 2019-05-29.
  170. ^ Euro recount may cost €1m and expected to take 28 days; A price should not be put on democracy: SF Irish Examiner, 2019-05-30.
  171. ^ Bailey convicted in absentia in France of Toscan du Plantier murder RTÉ News, 2019-05-31.
  172. ^ Minister disappointed as newly-elected FG councillor leaves party just weeks after joining them Irish Examiner, 2019-06-01.
  173. ^ Archbishop Dr Diarmuid Martin tells gangland criminals they cannot 'exploit' funerals to 'enhance their image' Irish Independent, 2019-06-03.
  174. ^ Sinn Féin dramatically withdraws request for full recount in Ireland South Irish Independent, 2019-06-04.
  175. ^ Number of students sitting Leaving Cert surges to highest level in 15 years thanks to Millennium 'baby boom' Irish Independent, 2019-06-05.
  176. ^ Trump official visit to Ireland under way RTÉ News, 2019-06-05.
  177. ^ Demonstrators hit streets of Dublin to protest against Donald Trump’s visit Irish Examiner, 2019-06-06.
  178. ^ Latest: Dublin teacher, 27, among 17 killed in Dubai bus crash Breaking News, 2019-06-07.
  179. ^ 11 charged with more than 200 counts relating to alleged rape, sexual exploitation and neglect of children Irish Examiner, 2019-06-08.
  180. ^ Scottish minister warns Irish vessels fishing around Rockall could be boarded RTÉ News, 2019-06-10.
  181. ^ Kerry targets climate change denying world leaders at Cork conference Irish Examiner, 2019-06-10.
  182. ^ Victim of fatal O'Connell St attack was 39-year-old from Kilkenny Breaking News, 2019-06-11.
  183. ^ Latest CervicalCheck report reveals wider outsourcing of screening tests RTÉ News, 2019-06-11.
  184. ^ Woman gives birth to baby girl on packed Galway to Dublin train Irish Examiner, 2019-06-12.
  185. ^ Ian Bailey ordered to pay €115,000 to family of Sophie Toscan du Plantier Irish Examiner, 2019-06-12.
  186. ^ Two men who died in Kildare light aircraft crash are named Irish Examiner, 2019-06-13.
  187. ^ Man arrested following discovery of woman's body in Westport Irish Examiner, 2019-06-14.
  188. ^ Guard who became pregnant in 1980s speaks out about 'forced adoption' Irish Examiner, 2019-06-15.
  189. ^ Climate plan will ‘nudge people’ to change behaviour, says Varadkar The Irish Times, 2019-06-17.
  190. ^ Two teenage boys found guilty of the murder of Ana Kriegel Irish Independent, 2019-06-18.
  191. ^ Ireland wins European award for road safety initiatives RTÉ News, 2019-06-19.
  192. ^ Limerick awarded European Green Leaf Award alongside Belgian city Irish Examiner, 2019-06-20.
  193. ^ An Post suspend deliveries in Tallaght estate Irish Examiner, 2019-06-21.
  194. ^ Civil war-era grenade found and defused in Dublin Irish Examiner, 2019-06-22.
  195. ^ Bad weather forces cancellation of Ireland's first Ironman swim in Cork The 42, 2019-06-23.
  196. ^ Newly elected councillor Manus Kelly killed in Donegal rally; navigator injured Irish Examiner, 2019-06-23.
  197. ^ Waterford Fine Gael members pass unanimous no-confidence motion in TD John Deasy Irish Independent, 2019-06-25.
  198. ^ Govt could need up to €5bn to cushion impact of hard Brexit RTÉ News, 2019-06-25.
  199. ^ Community 'outraged' as Luke Kelly statue is vandalised Breaking News, 2019-06-25.
  200. ^ 10,000 health support staff to go on strike for 24 hours RTÉ News, 2019-06-26.
  201. ^ Siptu accepts invitation to Labour Court for talks on hospital support staff row Irish Examiner, 2019-06-27.
  202. ^ Varadkar regrets absence of N. Ireland at British Irish Council Irish Examiner, 2019-06-28.
  203. ^ Thousands turn out for Dublin Pride parade Irish Examiner, 2019-06-29.
  204. ^ Two males arrested on suspicion of murder after boxer is killed in hit-and-run The Journal, 2019-07-01.
  205. ^ New US ambassador meets President Higgins Irish Examiner, 2019-07-01.
  206. ^ Barry's Tea withdraws sponsorship of greyhound race in Cork Irish Examiner, 2019-07-02.
  207. ^ Man to be charged with the murder of former Sinn Féin worker Denis Donaldson Irish Independent, 2019-07-03.
  208. ^ Ireland has €205bn 'mountain of debt', committee hears RTÉ News, 2019-07-04.
  209. ^ Watch: Taoiseach apologises for comparing Michéal Martin to sinning priest Irish Examiner, 2019-07-04.
  210. ^ Two-year-old girl dies after being found with serious injuries at Cork apartment The Journal, 2019-07-05.
  211. ^ Editor found guilty of contempt and fined €4,500 over Ana Kriegel headline; publisher fined €25,000 Irish Examiner, 2019-07-08.
  212. ^ Abuse survivors call on Government to remove compensation obstacles Irish Examiner, 2019-07-09.
  213. ^ Emergency aircraft location service launches in Co Clare Irish Independent, 2019-07-09.
  214. ^ Angry farmers accuse Government of ‘throwing them under the bus’ Irish Examiner, 2019-07-10.
  215. ^ Boy dies following drowning incident in Co Louth RTÉ News, 2019-07-11.
  216. ^ Psychiatric nurses defer industrial action over pay and conditions Irish Examiner, 2019-07-12.
  217. ^ Data Protection Commission investigates potential data breach at Google Irish Examiner, 2019-07-13.
  218. ^ President leads National Day of Commemoration RTÉ News, 2019-07-14.
  219. ^ World's first dedicated plastic waste to wax factory opens in Laois Irish Examiner, 2019-07-15.
  220. ^ Google bans Gemma O'Doherty from holding YouTube accounts over hate speech breaches Irish Examiner, 2019-07-16.
  221. ^ Minister confirms HSE restructuring into six regional boards with 'majority of care delivered in the community' Irish Examiner, 2019-07-17.
  222. ^ 'I don't think I will be going back to Ireland, ever' - Irish Isil bride Lisa Smith Irish Independent, 2019-07-18.
  223. ^ French Minister urges Britain to sign up to Withdrawal Agreement during border trip Irish Examiner, 2019-07-19.
  224. ^ Hundreds protest in Cork city against closure of An Post mail centre Irish Examiner, 2019-07-20.
  225. ^ Man hospitalised after being hit by car in Dundalk cemetery RTÉ News, 2019-07-21.
  226. ^ Overtime ban to go ahead as Psychiatric Nurses Association and health-service management fail to reach agreement Irish Examiner, 2019-07-22.
  227. ^ Maria Bailey removed from Housing Committee role after swing case Irish Independent, 2019-07-23.
  228. ^ Boris Johnson's backstop comments 'not in the real world', says Varadkar Irish Examiner, 2019-07-24.
  229. ^ Gardaí begin investigation into issues raised by RTÉ creche documentary; Parents speak of 'devastation' Irish Examiner, 2019-07-25.
  230. ^ Tánaiste describes Boris Johnson approach to Brexit as 'very unhelpful' Irish Examiner, 2019-07-26.
  231. ^ Mary Lou McDonald urges rapid formation of all-Ireland forum on unity Irish Examiner, 2019-07-27.
  232. ^ Cork teen wins Grand Prize at prestigious Google Science Fair Irish Examiner, 2019-07-29.
  233. ^ Johnson promises 'frictionless trade at the border' following phone call with Varadkar Irish Examiner, 2019-07-30.
  234. ^ 34,000 fewer jobs after no-deal Brexit, Central Bank warns Irish Examiner, 2019-07-31.
  235. ^ Man rescued on Connemara shoreline after trapping leg during rising tide Irish Examiner, 2019-08-01.
  236. ^ Update: Liffey Swim to go ahead despite significant increase in bacteria found Irish Examiner, 2019-08-02.
  237. ^ Taoiseach Leo Varadkar joins thousands attending Belfast pride parade RTÉ News, 2019-08-03.
  238. ^ Tributes paid to teenager who died after taking drugs at Cork's Indiependence festival Irish Examiner, 2019-08-05.
  239. ^ More than 3,000 women identified in CervicalCheck IT report RTÉ News, 2019-08-06.
  240. ^ Irish teenager dies after fall in Lanzarote RTÉ News, 2019-08-06.
  241. ^ Enda Kenny wins yacht race with Bear Gryrlls, beating Prince William and Kate Middleton Irish Independent, 2019-08-09.
  242. ^ Status Yellow rainfall warning in place for midlands and north-east Irish Examiner, 2019-08-10.
  243. ^ Johnson ‘accepts offer’ to meet Taoiseach to discuss Brexit The Irish Times, 2019-08-11.
  244. ^ Boris Johnson has ‘no meeting scheduled’ with Leo Varadkar The Irish Times, 2019-08-12.
  245. ^ Almost 59,000 students receive Leaving Cert results RTÉ News, 2019-08-13.
  246. ^ Three-year-old Irish boy dies in Spain after being found unconscious in swimming pool The Journal, 2019-08-13.
  247. ^ Body found in Malaysia confirmed to be missing Irish teen Nora Quoirin Irish Independent, 2019-08-13.
  248. ^ 1,600 cars impounded from unaccompanied learner drivers - RSA RTÉ News, 2019-08-26.
  249. ^ Sinn Féin left €1.66m donation in will of English mechanic Irish Examiner, 2019-08-30.
  250. ^ Beef farmers agree one-day deal to allow Chinese delegation to visit Bandon facility Irish Examiner, 2019-08-30.
  251. ^ Michelle O'Neill to go head-to-head with O'Dowd in battle for Sinn Fein leadership Belfast Telegraph, 2019-08-31.
  252. ^ Church recognises woman's 'healing' at Knock RTÉ News, 2019-09-01.
  253. ^ Senior Kinahan figure Thomas Kavanagh jailed in UK on firearms charge RTÉ News, 2019-09-02.
  254. ^ 'Call me Leo' - Taoiseach welcomes Pence to Dublin as US Vice President faces criticism for staying in Doonbeg Irish Independent, 2019-09-03.
  255. ^ Barnier pulls out of Northern Ireland visit RTÉ News, 2019-09-04.
  256. ^ Ireland has one of the highest levels of alcohol consumption in EU Irish Examiner, 2019-09-05.
  257. ^ Aontú candidates will not take seats in Westminster if elected Irish Examiner, 2019-09-06.
  258. ^ Over 118,000 cigarettes seized and vessel detained off Dublin coast Irish Examiner, 2019-09-07.
  259. ^ Labour says Govt too passive for no-deal planning RTÉ News, 2019-09-08.
  260. ^ Common ground but gaps still remain, say Taoiseach and PM RTÉ News, 2019-09-09.
  261. ^ Report: Phil Hogan to become EU Trade Commissioner Breaking News, 2019-09-09.
  262. ^ Up to 3,000 temporarily laid off in beef dispute - Meat Industry Ireland RTÉ News, 2019-09-10.
  263. ^ No income tax cuts for workers due to Brexit threat, warns Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe Irish Independent, 2019-09-11.
  264. ^ May 2020 'is right moment for election' - Taoiseach Irish Independent, 2019-09-12.
  265. ^ Members of Defence Forces deserve 'exemplary' pay and conditions, says President Michael D Higgins Irish Independent, 2019-09-12.
  266. ^ Pressure on Noel Grealish to withdraw claim Africans 'sponge off the system' Irish Independent, 2019-09-12.
  267. ^ Taoiseach says party would support Fianna Fáil led Government under confidence and supply agreement Irish Examiner, 2019-09-13.
  268. ^ Coveney backed Bailey in swing scandal Irish Examiner, 2019-09-14.
  269. ^ Agreement reached in beef row as talks conclude between farmers and meat factories The Journal, 2019-09-15.
  270. ^ NUIG researchers use drone technology to deliver medication to Aran Islands Irish Examiner, 2019-09-16.
  271. ^ Former IRA member says Gerry Adams 'lied' about membership RTÉ News, 2019-09-17.
  272. ^ Quinn chief Kevin Lunney stabbed and tortured after car rammed Irish Independent, 2019-09-18.
  273. ^ Processing resumes at Slaney Meats in Wexford RTÉ News, 2019-09-19.
  274. ^ Tens of thousands across country rally over climate change RTÉ News, 2019-09-20.
  275. ^ Consultants reveal a million people are on Irish hospital waiting lists Irish Examiner, 2019-09-21.
  276. ^ Farmers vote to stand down final meat plant blockade RTÉ News, 2019-09-22.
  277. ^ Govt planning to phase out oil exploration in Irish waters - Varadkar RTÉ News, 2019-09-23.
  278. ^ 'More details' in meeting with Johnson but no agreements, says Varadkar RTÉ News, 2019-09-24.
  279. ^ Fianna Fáil calls for cross-border agency to tackle crime RTÉ News, 2019-09-25.
  280. ^ Finance Minister rules out additional budget to tackle no-deal Brexit fallout Irish Examiner, 2019-09-27.
  281. ^ John Delaney resigns from position in FAI Irish Examiner, 2019-09-29.
  282. ^ Gardaí recover 17th century chalice stolen 21 years ago RTÉ News, 2019-09-29.
  283. ^ Customs posts proposed by UK 'effectively a border with a buffer zone' Breaking News, 2019-09-30.
  284. ^ Taoiseach: British government should not 'impose' customs checks on border RTÉ News, 2019-10-01.
  285. ^ Oughterard asylum seeker centre tender is withdrawn The Irish Times, 2019-10-01.
  286. ^ Whale sighting in the River Liffey under investigation The Irish Times, 2019-10-02.
  287. ^ Storm Lorenzo: Met Eireann outlines counties that will have 'coastal damage' from the storm Breaking News, 2019-10-03.
  288. ^ Govt agrees €450m of bailout funds in Budget to plug departments' overspend Irish Examiner, 2019-10-04.
  289. ^ Several workers brought to hospital after chemical leak in Dublin Irish Examiner, 2019-10-05.
  290. ^ Two killed in Co Wexford plane crash The Irish Times, 2019-10-06.
  291. ^ Extinction Rebellion begins week of action with march through Dublin Irish Independent, 2019-10-07.
  292. ^ Budget 2020: Petrol and diesel prices to be hiked tonight Paschal Donohoe denies €6 carbon tax increase is a 'cash grab' Irish Independent, 2019-10-08.
  293. ^ Fossilised bones of 325 million-year-old amphibian found in Co Clare RTÉ News, 2019-10-09.
  294. ^ Varadkar 'confident' Brexit deal can be reached by deadline Irish Examiner, 2019-10-10.
  295. ^ Martin rules out autumn snap election if successful Brexit deal is negotiated before deadline Irish Examiner, 2019-10-11.
  296. ^ John Henry Newman canonised by Pope Francis The Irish Times, 2019-10-13.
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  298. ^ "Car of Sinn Féin TD who received death threats last week set on fire outside his home". TheJournal.ie. 28 October 2019. Retrieved 20 October 2019.
  299. ^ Teenage boys sentenced for murder of Ana Kriégel RTÉ News, 2019-11-05.
  300. ^ New cycling laws hailed as 'a step in right direction' RTÉ News, 2019-11-12.
  301. ^ Grealish cash transfer claims 'shameful' - Immigrant Council RTÉ News, 2019-11-12.
  302. ^ Maria Bailey could challenge Fine Gael's decision to drop her as election candidate Irish Independent, 2019-11-16.
  303. ^ Four men appear in court charged with assault and false imprisonment of Kevin Lunney Irish Independent, 2019-11-26.
  304. ^ Voters take to the polls in four byelections Breaking News, 2019-11-29.
  305. ^ 'I've been compliant at all times' - TD Dara Murphy breaks silence as he defends claiming full allowances despite Dáil absence Irish Independent, 2019-11-30.
  306. ^ Lisa Smith arrested on suspicion of terrorist offences upon arrival at Dublin Airport Breaking News, 2019-12-01.
  307. ^ White-water rafting attraction in Dublin gets go-ahead from councillors Irish Independent, 2019-12-02.
  308. ^ Government scrapes victory as Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy survives no confidence vote Irish Independent, 2019-12-03.
  309. ^ Fine Gael TD Dara Murphy formally resigns from the Dáil Irish Independent, 2019-12-04.
  310. ^ Lisa Smith walked toddler daughter, 'through bombs, poverty, and cesspit camps' to come home, lawyer tells court Breaking News, 2019-12-04.
  311. ^ Eight migrants believed to be from Eastern Europe found on ship in Waterford Irish Examiner, 2019-12-04.
  312. ^ Farmers blockade Aldi distribution centre over beef prices RTÉ News, 2019-12-05.
  313. ^ Accounts show FAI liabilities of €55m; €462,000 settlement to former CEO John Delaney Irish Examiner, 2019-12-06.
  314. ^ Restricting TDs and Senators from double-jobbing 'needs consideration', says Taoiseach Irish Examiner, 2019-12-07.
  315. ^ High winds, rough seas as Storm Atiyah batters country RTÉ News, 2019-12-08.
  316. ^ Michael Healy-Rae treated for smoke inhalation after fire in office Irish Examiner, 2019-12-09.
  317. ^ Jack Butler Yeats painting sells at auction for three-times its estimate Irish Examiner, 2019-12-10.
  318. ^ No automatic access to birth records for adopted people RTÉ News, 2019-12-11.
  319. ^ Unesco recognises Irish harping as living heritage to be safeguarded Breaking News, 2019-12-12.
  320. ^ Ireland granted enhanced role in EU's Brexit process RTÉ News, 2019-12-13.
  321. ^ Taoiseach says independent person 'may examine' Dara Murphy case RTÉ News, 2019-12-14.
  322. ^ Micheál Martin letter demands 'certainty' from Taoiseach on election date Irish Examiner, 2019-12-15.
  323. ^ High Court endorses warrant for Bailey extradition to France RTÉ News, 2019-12-16.
  324. ^ Ireland to accept 2,900 refugees over next four years Irish Independent, 2019-12-17.
  325. ^ Fine Gael confirms Verona Murphy has been removed from party's Wexford general election ticket Irish Independent, 2019-12-18.
  326. ^ No bail for Kevin Lunney kidnap accused Irish Examiner, 2019-12-19.
  327. ^ Tesco withdraws Christmas cards over alleged 'forced' labour at Chinese factory RTÉ News, 2019-12-22.
  328. ^ High Court rules Ryanair executive can move to rival EasyJet RTÉ News, 2019-12-23.
  329. ^ Taoiseach writes to FF leader to discuss general election date RTÉ News, 2019-12-23.
  330. ^ Kayakers rescued from Lough Derg RTÉ News, 2019-12-28.
  331. ^ FAI issues apology to 'all levels' of Irish football and its staff while Minister Shane Ross says liquidation 'not a viable option' Irish Independent, 2019-12-29.
  332. ^ Arts Council withholds €300k in funding from Abbey RTÉ News, 2019-01-08.
  333. ^ Dolores O'Riordan's honorary doctorate presented to her mother in UL Irish Examiner, 2019-01-18.
  334. ^ 'An absolute legend' - Jon Bon Jovi and Brendan O'Carroll lead tributes to Larry Gogan as he leaves 2FM Irish Independent, 2019-01-31.
  335. ^ 2fm turns 40: What’s next for RTÉ’s youth radio brand? Irish Independent, 2019-05-31.
  336. ^ Doyle, Martin (26 November 2019). "Edna O'Brien wins the 'UK and Ireland Nobel award' for lifetime achievement". The Irish Times. Retrieved 26 November 2019.
  337. ^ 'A man of great decency' - former Fianna Fáil TD Peter Kelly dies aged 74, independent.ie
  338. ^ The late Joe McCabe was a Laois minor for five years, hoganstand.com
  339. ^ The late John Nallen played for four different counties, hoganstand.com
  340. ^ Tributes paid to Cork journalist Jim Horgan who passed away aged 63, irishexaminer.com
  341. ^ Tributes pour in for RTE DJ Alan McQuillan who has died aged 37, independent.ie
  342. ^ Harris 'deeply sad' after death of CervicalCheck campaigner Orla Church
  343. ^ President pays tribute to poet Padraic Fiacc, who has died aged 94
  344. ^ RTÉ presenter Arthur Murphy has died aged 90
  345. ^ Death of former racing journalist and broadcaster Noel Reid
  346. ^ Meath GAA great Frankie Byrne passes away aged 94l
  347. ^ Former Ireland midfielder Mick Kennedy dies aged 57
  348. ^ Tributes paid to award-winning French artist and children’s book author (87) who died in Cork
  349. ^ Tributes paid at passing of political activist and pro-life campaigner, Nora Bennis
  350. ^ Influential University of Limerick academic and former Senator Noel Mulcahy passes away
  351. ^ Distinguished Irish architect Kevin Roche dies aged 96
  352. ^ Death of Roscommon great Liam Gilmartin
  353. ^ Eddie Collins, former Fine Gael minister and TD, dies aged 78
  354. ^ Irish actor Pat Laffan has died
  355. ^ Letterkenny stunned at sudden death of Dessie Larkin
  356. ^ Former Minister for Finance Richie Ryan dies aged 90
  357. ^ Death of Westmeath football legend Mick Carley
  358. ^ Former GILLAN And OZZY OSBOURNE Guitarist BERNIE TORMÉ Dead At 66
  359. ^ Former Fianna Fáil TD Jackie Fahey dies aged 91
  360. ^ HPV vaccine campaigner Laura Brennan dies aged 26
  361. ^ Former midwife and pioneering campaigner Philomena Canning has died
  362. ^ Irish stuntman Anthony 'Bronco' McLoughlin has died
  363. ^ Former Fine Gael TD John Browne passes away
  364. ^ Long time Galway councillor Michael Fahy passes away
  365. ^ 'The civil servant who became a millionaire' - tributes to Pádraig Ó hUiginn who has died aged 94
  366. ^ Prof Terence Dolan dies following long illness The Irish Times, 2019-04-06.
  367. ^ Superquinn founder and former senator Feargal Quinn has died aged 82
  368. ^ Legendary All-Ireland-winning Offaly manager Eugene McGee has died
  369. ^ Tommy O'Connell RIP
  370. ^ Dublin legend Anton O'Toole passes away, aged 68
  371. ^ Howard Kilroy, best known for Smurfit role, dies aged 83
  372. ^ Death of former Meath Fianna Fail TD and senator, Michael Lynch
  373. ^ Irish actress Pegg Monahan has died
  374. ^ Jailed Real IRA leader Seamus McGrane has died in custody
  375. ^ Death of former Roscommon footballer
  376. ^ Death of Wexford hurling legend Ned Wheeler
  377. ^ Mayo mourns the 'Flying Doc'
  378. ^ Thin Lizzy frontman Phil Lynott's mother Philomena has died, aged 88
  379. ^ 1956 Galway All-Ireland winner Tom 'Pook' Dillon passes away
  380. ^ Athletics pioneer Jimmy Reardon dies aged 93
  381. ^ 'It's heartbreaking' - tearful mayor recalls bid to save tragic father-of-five Manus Kelly after rally crash
  382. ^ Former Tipperary hurler John Dillon passes away
  383. ^ Special tribute to Irish cricket great Alfie Linehan
  384. ^ Tributes paid to late Fair City actor Tom Jordan
  385. ^ Passing of Iar-Uachtarán Brídín Uí Mhaolagáin
  386. ^ Ireland's oldest person dies aged 108
  387. ^ Penneys founder Arthur Ryan dies aged 83
  388. ^ FG councillor John Bailey dies
  389. ^ Noel Whelan dies aged 50 after short illness
  390. ^ Comedian Brendan Grace has died
  391. ^ Cavan 1952 All-Ireland winner passes away
  392. ^ DCU President offers condolences following the death of Professor Robert Elgie
  393. ^ Fair City actor Karl Shiels dies suddenly
  394. ^ Tributes paid after death of former Fianna Fail councillor Tommy Byrne
  395. ^ Former Longford Senator Eddie Bohan passes away
  396. ^ Nika McGuigan, daughter of former boxer Barry, dies aged 33
  397. ^ Former Galway hurling star PJ Qualter passes away
  398. ^ Shock at death of Ballyhale's Brendan Fennelly
  399. ^ Folk singer Danny Doyle has died, aged 79
  400. ^ Passing of Tipperary hurling legend John Coffey (aged 102) - the oldest All-Ireland medal winner
  401. ^ Billy Purcell RIP
  402. ^ Gillian Hanna obituary
  403. ^ Irish Eurovision singer Sandie Jones dies, aged 68
  404. ^ Former Bishop of Derry Seamus Hegarty dies at 79
  405. ^ Noted Irish theologian and ecumenist Gerard Mannion dies at 48
  406. ^ Irish Olympic sprinter McAdorey (45) loses cancer battle
  407. ^ Musician Dessie O’Halloran has died aged 79
  408. ^ Death of two-time Kilkenny All-Ireland winner Sean Clohessy
  409. ^ President pays tribute after 'well-loved' Ulick O'Connor dies aged 91
  410. ^ 'You were a true son of Down' - Two-time All-Ireland champion Eamonn Burns dies aged 55
  411. ^ Retired Auxiliary Bishop Thomas Flanagan, 89, dies
  412. ^ Death of legendary Wexford goalkeeper Art Foley
  413. ^ Death of a Kerry Footballing Legend
  414. ^ Death of Dublin scoring machine Johnny Joyce
  415. ^ Playwright Tom MacIntyre dies aged 87
  416. ^ Bishop Daniel J. Mullins R.I.P.
  417. ^ Veteran RTÉ broadcaster Gay Byrne dies aged 85
  418. ^ Cecil Pedlow, Lions and Irish star who also excelled at squash and tennis
  419. ^ Actor and comedian Niall Tóibín dies at age 89
  420. ^ Family of Niall Toibin say he was living with dementia in years before he died
  421. ^ Writer, programme-maker Muiris Mac Conghail dies
  422. ^ 'Highly respected' retired Superintendent and Cork hurler has passed away
  423. ^ Tributes paid as well-known barrister Paul Anthony McDermott dies, aged 47
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  425. ^ "Billy was one of the greatest we had ever seen". Hogan Stand. 15 December 2019. Retrieved 15 December 2019.
  426. ^ "The death has occurred of Barbara Wright (née Robinson)". rip.ie. 16 December 2019. Retrieved 17 December 2019.
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  428. ^ "Cavan GAA pay tribute to the late Frankie Kennedy". Hogan Stand. 22 December 2019. Retrieved 22 December 2019.
  429. ^ "Fair City actress Jean Costello dies, aged 76". RTÉ News. 28 December 2019. Retrieved 28 December 2019.