July 2005 in Britain and Ireland

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This page deals with events which occurred in July 2005 in the English-speaking places of Europe. These are England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, the Isle of Man, Jersey, Guernsey and Gibraltar.
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31 July 2005 (Sunday)[edit]

  • A mother-of-five from Limerick has won Europe's largest-ever lottery jackpot. Dolores McNamara, 46, from Garryowen will collect €113 million after winning the EuroMillions rollover jackpot.[1]

29 July 2005 (Friday)[edit]

  • Two of the suspects of the 21 July attempted bombings in London are arrested in north Kensington, the fourth is arrested in Rome.

28 July 2005 (Thursday)[edit]

  • The IRA formally orders an end to its armed campaign. The British and Irish governments welcome the statement in a joint communique.
  • 19 people are injured when a Tornado hits a residential area of Birmingham.

27 July 2005 (Wednesday)[edit]

  • A man suspected of being responsible for the attempted bombing near Warren Street Tube station on 21 July is arrested in Birmingham.
  • Granville Technology Group, producer of Tiny and Time personal computers, go into administration and closed all its shops.

25 July 2005 (Monday)[edit]

  • The Irish landline operator eircom agree to purchase the mobile operator Meteor for €420m.

24 July 2005 (Sunday)[edit]

22 July 2005 (Friday)[edit]

  • It is announced that a British woman in her 30s from Bury, Greater Manchester, died in hospital in Liverpool last Saturday from rabies. It is believed that she had been bitten by a dog while on holiday in Goa, India. The last case of fatal rabies acquired in the UK was in 2002, when a Scottish bat enthusiast died, the first such fatality since 1902. (BBC)

21 July 2005 (Thursday)[edit]

Steve Harmison takes five first-innings wickets as the Australians are bowled out for 190 before tea on the first day at Lord's, before Glenn McGrath replies for the Australians taking five wickets to reduce England to 21-5. (BBC)

20 July 2005 (Wednesday)[edit]

Sophia Gardens: Middlesex Crusaders (284 for 9) beat Glamorgan Dragons (173) by 111 runs (Cricinfo scorecard)
The County Ground, Derby: Durham Dynamos (224 for 4) beat Derbyshire Phantoms (223 for 8) by six wickets (Cricinfo scorecard)
  • UK Home Secretary Charles Clarke announces a global database of militants who are judged to use inflammatory language or behaviour to foment or provoke terrorism. Those on the list may be denied entry into the country or deported. [2]

19 July 2005 (Tuesday)[edit]

Old Trafford: Essex Eagles (156 for 2) beat Lancashire Lightning (154 for 8) by two wickets (BBC scorecard)

18 July 2005 (Monday)[edit]

Grace Road: Leicestershire Foxes (159 for 6) beat Middlesex Crusaders (140 for 7) by 19 runs
Old Trafford: Lancashire Lightning (189 for 7) beat Derbyshire Phantoms (170 all out) by 17 runs
The Oval: Surrey Lions (149 for 8, 20 overs) tied with Warwickshire Bears (117 for 8, 15 overs) on the Duckworth-Lewis method. Lions win 4-3 in bowl-off
The County Ground, Northampton: Somerset Sabres (155 for 6) beat Northamptonshire Steelbacks (154 for 8) by four wickets.

17 July 2005 (Sunday)[edit]

Division One:
New Road, Worcester: Glamorgan Dragons (274 for 5) beat Worcestershire Royals (270 for 3) by five wickets. (Cricinfo)
Southgate: Gloucestershire Gladiators (335 for 6) beat Middlesex Crusaders (333 for 4) by four wickets. (Cricinfo)
Trent Bridge: Nottinghamshire Outlaws (244 for 9) beat Hampshire Hawks (240 for 8) by one wicket. (Cricinfo)
Division Two:
Riverside Ground: Warwickshire Bears (148 for 5) beat Durham Dynamos (147 all out) by five wickets. (Cricinfo)
The Oval: Derbyshire Phantoms (264 for 5) beat Surrey Lions (260 for 8) by five wickets. (Cricinfo)

16 July 2005 (Saturday)[edit]

HampshireYorkshire (BBC)

15 July 2005 (Friday)[edit]

14 July 2005 (Thursday)[edit]

13 July 2005 (Wednesday)[edit]

12 July 2005 (Tuesday)[edit]

11 July 2005 (Monday)[edit]

10 July 2005 (Sunday)[edit]

9 July 2005 (Saturday)[edit]

8 July 2005 (Friday)[edit]

7 July 2005 (Thursday)[edit]

6 July 2005 (Wednesday)[edit]

5 July 2005 (Tuesday)[edit]

  • The Dublin Circuit Court ordered the return of memorabilia to the rock band U2. The items are currently in the possession of their former stylist, Lola Cashman, who has been instructed to return them within seven days. Judge Deery rejects Ms Cashman's claim that these proceedings were brought to stop her suit for defamation, filed in London's High Court, although he acknowledges that this outcome will have a bearing on it when it resumes. (BBC)

4 July 2005 (Monday)[edit]

3 July 2005 (Sunday)[edit]

2 July 2005 (Saturday)[edit]

1 July 2005 (Friday)[edit]

British and Irish events by month[edit]

(For earlier events in Britain and Ireland, see November 2004 and preceding months)