2001 in Ireland
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Events from the year 2001 in Ireland.
|See also:||2001 in Northern Ireland|
Other events of 2001
List of years in Ireland
- 22 March – Ireland confirmed its first case of foot-and-mouth disease.
- 7 June – Voters rejected the Treaty of Nice in a referendum.
- 9 September – The National Museum of Ireland's Museum of Country Life at Turlough, County Mayo, was officially opened.
- 14 September – Ireland held a national day of mourning following the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C. All sports, public functions, and entertainment were cancelled on orders of the government. Schools, businesses, and shops were closed, also on orders of the government. President Mary McAleese said the events are "an attack on the very foundations of human dignity" and left the people of Ireland "sad, shocked, sickened, grieving, disbelieving, outraged, frightened all at once."
- 14 October – The first multiple state funeral was held in honour of ten Irish Republican Army volunteers who were executed by the British for their part in the War of Independence.
- 4 November – The Police Service of Northern Ireland was established.
- 17 November – The Gaelic Athletic Association voted to abolish its controversial Rule 21 which previously prevented members of the British Army and the Police Service of Northern Ireland from playing.
- 14 December – Irish euro coins became available in An Post and bank branches. These "starter packs" contained nineteen coins worth €6.35 and could be purchased for IR£5.
Arts and literatureEdit
- February–April – Conor McPherson's play Port Authority premièred in London and Dublin.
- 26 June – Two Old Master paintings from the Alfred Beit collection were stolen from Russborough House.
- 8 August – Australian soap opera series Neighbours gets its first ever Irish transmission on Network 2.
- 1 October – First season of Bachelors Walk on Network 2.
- Publication of Julian Gough's novel Juno & Juliet.
- Publication of John McGahern's last novel That They May Face the Rising Sun.
- Publication of Kate Thompson's children's novel The Beguilers.
- Show jumping
- Kevin Babington, Peter Charles, Jessica Kurten and Dermott Lennon won the senior European Show Jumping Championships Team Gold medals.
January to JuneEdit
- 5 January – G. E. M. Anscombe, analytic philosopher (b. 1919)
- 21 February – Desmond Leslie, pilot, filmmaker and writer (b. 1921)
- 8 March – Ninette de Valois, founder of the Royal Ballet (b. 1898)
- 1 June – Peter Corr, international soccer player and father of The Corrs members (b. 1923)
- 27 June – Michael Moynihan, Labour Party Senator and TD (b. 1917)
July to DecemberEdit
- 4 July – Anne Yeats, painter and stage designer (born 1919).
- 1 August – Joe Lynch, actor (born 1925).
- 27 August – John Joe 'Purty' Landers, Kerry Gaelic footballer (born 1907).
- 31 August – Donal O'Sullivan, Cork Gaelic footballer (born 1930).
- 23 September – Kevin Boland, Fianna Fáil TD, served as Minister for Defence, Minister for Social Welfare and Minister for Local Government (born 1917).
- 24 October – Eamon Kelly, actor (born 1914).
- 27 October – Seán Condon, Cork hurler (born 1923).
- 4 November – Denis Gallagher, Fianna Fáil TD and Cabinet Minister (born 1922).
- 10 December – Freddie Anderson, playwright and socialist (born 1922).
- 12 December – Michael Torrens-Spence, held commissions in the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm, the Royal Air Force, the British Army, Ulster Special Constabulary and Ulster Defence Regiment (born 1914).
- 14 December – Eoin Ryan, Fianna Fáil Seanad Éireann member (born 1920).
- 23 December – Mark Clinton, Fine Gael TD, former Minister for Agriculture and MEP (born 1915).
- Donnellan, Eithne (10 September 2001). "Museum of Country Life opened in Castlebar". The Irish Times.
- "Address by President Mary McAleese on the National Day of Mourning". Irish Tribute. IrishAbroad. 2001. Archived from the original on 18 October 2006. Retrieved 20 May 2013.