2014 in Ireland
This is a list of events that occurred during the year 2014 in Ireland.
|See also:||2014 in Northern Ireland|
Other events of 2014
List of years in Ireland
- 1 January
- New Year's Day (public holiday).
- The Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act 2013 came into effect, defining when abortions may be performed.
- The age of eligibility to receive the State pension rose to 66 years.
- The exceptionally stormy season begun in December continued with violent gales, heavy rain, high tides, and heavy flooding all over the country, with power supplies cut off to as many as 5,000 customers.
- 2 January – The Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces, Lieutenant General Conor O'Boyle, apologised to the President and Commander-in-Chief, Michael D. Higgins, following a call-in radio programme which discussed a Christmas Eve homily by the Army's head chaplain, Monsignor Eoin Thynne, who noted the absence of Christian remarks in the President's Christmas message, broadcast on 22 December.
- 3 January – during storm Anne The River Liffey in Dublin rose to its highest tide on record. It burst its banks near the Guinness Storehouse and Heuston Station. Some city quays were closed for an hour while pumping was performed. The East Link Bridge and Strand Road in Sandymount were also closed.
- 4 January – a very large Irish trade and diplomatic mission travelled to the Persian Gulf region. Over 80 firms sending 100 people on a five-day Enterprise Ireland mission to Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Dubai and Abu Dhabi were led by the Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, accompanied by the Minister for Enterprise, Jobs and Innovation, Richard Bruton.
- 6 January – Nollaig na mBan was celebrated on the last day of Christmas.
- 6–7 January – the most prolonged and destructive Irish storm in almost two decades, Superstorm Christine, struck Ireland and did considerable damage, particularly in western and southern coastal parts of the country, on the 175th anniversary of the Night of the Big Wind. The initial assessment of the value of destruction was up to €300m.
- 24 January – Mount Carmel Hospital in Dublin applied suddenly to the High Court to go into liquidation when National Asset Management Agency financial support was withdrawn. Over 300 jobs were to be lost as a result.
- 25–29 January – a large fire broke out after 3 am on 25 January in the recycling plant at the Merrywell Industrial Estate in Ballymount, Dublin. Fifteen units of the Dublin Fire Brigade and 75 firefighters responded. The blaze was visible in Blessington, 23 kilometres away. Smoke reduced visibility and affected traffic, while residents of surrounding suburbs were advised to shut their doors and windows because of poisons released into the air. The occurrence of a second fire at the same time in a nearby carpet centre raised the question of arson being the cause. The fire was finally extinguished after five days. Three investigations were conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency, by the Gardaí, and by the Fire Service.
- 30 January – An Coimisiún le Rincí Gaelacha, the Irish Dancing Commission, announced a ban effective from 1 March on the use of make-up, false eyelashes, and fake tan on the faces of Irish dancers aged under 10. Artificial carriage aids used to enforce a rigid posture were also banned for safety reasons. Wigs and the use of fake tan on legs were not prohibited.
- 31 January–1 February – Storm Brigid blew winds reaching 120 km/h and caused flooding along the west coast including in Tralee, Limerick, and Galway. Power supplies to thousands of homes were severed, flights from Dublin Airport were cancelled, as were ferry sailings from Rosslare.
- 1 February – a man in Ringsend was found dead after responding to a neck nomination drinking dare.
- 11 February – billionaire American property developer Donald Trump bought the five-star Doonbeg golf and hotel complex in County Clare, restyling it the Trump International Golf Links, Ireland.
- 12 February – Storm Darwin blew down between 5,000 and 7,000 hectares of forest, including as many as 7.5 million trees, according to the Department of Agriculture. This represents less than one per cent of Ireland's forest volume. Just over ten percent of Ireland is covered by forest.
- 12 February – a vehicle belonging to the Police Service of Northern Ireland drove across the border into County Donegal.
- 17 March – Saint Patrick's Day, the national holiday.
- 30 March – Mothering Sunday. Clocks went forward one hour when Irish Standard Time (IST) began.
- 7 April – President Higgins departed from Áras an Uachtaráin with full military honours as he and his wife left for London in preparation for his state visit to Britain.
- 8–11 April – Michael D. Higgins paid the first state visit by an Irish President to the United Kingdom.
- 8 April – Queen Elizabeth welcomed President Higgins to Windsor Castle as her guest. Later, Higgins addressed both Houses of Parliament in Westminster. In the evening, he was the guest of honour at a state banquet in Windsor Castle.
- 9 April – President Higgins viewed the Colours of the disbanded Irish Regiments at Windsor Castle with Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, visited University College London Hospital, and was the guest of Prime Minister David Cameron for lunch at 10 Downing Street.
- 21 April – Easter Monday (public holiday).
- 24 April – President Higgins received the Freedom of Cork in the City Hall from Lord Mayor Catherine Clancy.
- 5 May – May Day and Labour Day (public holiday).
- 6 May – the appointment of 36 new ambassadors, 12 of them women, was announced by the Government, including the appointment of an official of the Department of Foreign Affairs as Irish ambassador to the Vatican, an embassy due to reopen in the next few months, following its closure in 2011. This increased the number of Irish ambassadors to 80.
- 7 May – Minister for Justice and Equality and Minister for Defence, Alan Shatter, resigned as a result of the inquiry by Senior Counsel Séan Guerin into allegations of Garda Síochána malpractice.
- 8 May
- Frances Fitzgerald was appointed Minister for Justice and Equality to replace her colleague, Alan Shatter, and Charlie Flanagan replaced her as Minister for Children and Youth Affairs. Enda Kenny became interim Minister for Defence.
- President Higgins departed for a six-day, second official visit to the United States.
- 15 May – the Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan announced that Budget Day would probably be on 14 October, or else on the following day.
- 16 May – the Committee of Social Rights of the Council of Europe ruled that, for the first time since the formation of the police force, members of the Garda Síochána could join a labour union and would be allowed to strike.
- 20 May – the Rosie Hackett Bridge across the River Liffey in Dublin was opened to connect Marlborough Street and Hawkins Street. It is dedicated to public transport including buses and the Luas tram, as well as cyclists and pedestrians.
- 23 May – voting took place throughout the country from 7 am until 10 pm in European and local elections, as well as in two by-elections, in the Dublin West and Longford–Westmeath constituencies.
- 25 May – the story of the unrecorded burials of 796 children who died at the Bon Secours Mother and Baby Home in Tuam, County Galway between 1925 and 1961, which was reported by The Tuam Herald over the previous two years, gained sensational national and, later, international coverage following publication of a new article in a Sunday newspaper.
- 26 May – Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Eamon Gilmore, announced his intention to resign his position as leader of the Labour Party following the serious collapse of public support for his party in the local and European elections three days before. The resignation takes effect when his successor is chosen.
- 2 June – June public holiday.
- 3 June – the counties of North Tipperary and South Tipperary were amalgamated into one County Tipperary.
- 7 June – British viewers were amazed, confused, and impressed when Sky Sports broadcast a hurling match for the first time.
- 13 June – the Public Health (Standardised Packaging of Tobacco) Bill 2014 was published, making Ireland the first European Union (EU) country to introduce plain cigarette packaging legislation. Stiff tobacco industry resistance to the law is expected and United States business and political lobbies have approached the Taoiseach to warn that its enactment would affect foreign investment in Ireland. Some EU countries are also expected to fight the legislation.
- 15 June – Father's Day.
- 4 July – Joan Burton was elected leader of the Labour Party, succeeding Eamon Gilmore. She was also appointed Tánaiste by the Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, following Gilmore's resignation from that position. Burton is the first female Labour Party leader and the third female tánaiste. Alan Kelly was elected deputy Labour Party leader.
- 14 July
- Former President of Ireland, Mary Robinson was appointed as the United Nations Special Envoy for Climate Change.
- It was confirmed that planned concerts at Croke Park by the United States singer Garth Brooks were cancelled following the refusal to grant an event licence by Dublin City Council for a five-concert series owing to the existence of a binding signed agreement between local residents, the Gaelic Athletic Association, and the promoter, that concerts at the venue would be limited to three per year. This limit was already reached during a three-concert series earlier in the year.
- 4 August – August public holiday.
- 5 August – a state of emergency was declared at Letterkenny General Hospital as torrential rain caused flooding for the second consecutive year.
- 21 August – the post-mortem room of Letterkenny General Hospital was sealed off when the body of a man with suspected Ebola virus disease, who had been working in Sierra Leone, was brought there.
- 11 October
- 130,000 people marched from Parnell Square to Dáil Éireann in Dublin to protest against new water supply charges.
- Two by-election counts were performed following polls on the previous day. Paul Murphy of the Anti-Austerity Alliance won in Dublin South-West, while Independent candidate Michael Fitzmaurice won in Roscommon–South Leitrim.
- 14 October – the 2015 Budget was announced.
- 26 October – clocks went back one hour when Irish Standard Time (IST) ended and the country changed to Greenwich Mean Time for winter.
- 27 October – October public holiday.
- 31 October – Hallowe'en.
- 22 November
- Revised Irish Water charges were announced. The cap on charges will now be €60 for a one-adult household and €160 for all other households.
- The five-metre cross on the summit of Ireland's highest mountain, Carrauntoohil, was found by climbers to have been cut down with an angle grinder. The steel cross, erected by 100 people in 1976, replaced an older wooden one erected during the 1950s. The cross was re-erected by a large party a week later, on the 29th, against the objections of environmentalists and members of Atheist Ireland.
- 25 November – Nóirín O'Sullivan was appointed as the 20th Commissioner of the Garda Síochána.
- 2 December – 350,000 second-level students were out of school as teachers placed pickets in the row over reform of the Junior Cert.
- 7 December – President Higgins began a nine-day state visit to China where he was scheduled to have meetings with the President, Xi Jinping, the Prime Minister, Li Keqiang, and the Chairman of the National People's Congress, Zhang Dejiang.
- 10 December – between 30,000 and 100,000 people marched in Dublin to protest against water charges being introduced.
- 25 December – Christmas Day (public holiday).
- 26 December – Saint Stephen's Day (public holiday).
- April – Tramp Press launched in Dublin by Lisa Coen and Sarah Davis-Goff as an independent publisher specialising in Irish fiction with the publication of Oona Frawley's debut novel Flight.
- Emmet Kirwan's play Dublin Oldschool was produced.
- Niall Williams' novel History of the Rain was published.
|5 March 2014||Republic of Ireland||1 – 2||Serbia||Dublin, Ireland|
|19:45 UTC±0||Shane Long 7'||Report||James McCarthy 47' (o.g.)
Filip Đorđević 59'
|Stadium: Lansdowne Road|
Referee: Viktor Kassai (Hungary)
|25 May 2014||Republic of Ireland||1 – 2||Turkey||Dublin, Ireland|
|19:45 UTC+1||Jonathan Walters 78'||Report||Ahmet İlhan Özek 17'
Tarık Çamdal 75'
|Stadium: Lansdowne Road|
Referee: Ruddy Buquet (France)
|31 May 2014||Italy||0 – 0||Republic of Ireland||Fulham, England|
|19:45 UTC+1||Report||Stadium: Craven Cottage|
Referee: Michael Oliver (England)
|6 June 2014||Costa Rica||1 – 1||Republic of Ireland||Chester, USA|
|20:00 UTC-4||Celso Borges 64' (pen)||Report||Kevin Doyle 17'||Stadium: PPL Park|
Referee: Raúl Castro (Honduras)
|10 June 2014||Republic of Ireland||1 – 5||Portugal||East Rutherford, USA|
|19:45 UTC-4||James McClean 47'||Report||Hugo Almeida 3', 37'
Richard Keogh 20' (o.g.)
Fábio Coentrão 83'
|Stadium: MetLife Stadium|
Referee: Baldomero Toledo (USA)
|3 September 2014||Republic of Ireland||2 – 0||Oman||Dublin, Ireland|
|Kevin Doyle 20'
Alex Pearce 81'
|Report||Stadium: Lansdowne Road|
|18 November 2014||Republic of Ireland||4 – 1||United States||Dublin, Ireland|
|19:45 UTC±0||Anthony Pilkington 7'
Robbie Brady 55', 86'
James McClean 82'
|Report||Mix Diskerud 39'||Stadium: Lansdowne Road|
Referee: Paweł Raczkowski (Poland)
|7 September 2014 Group D||Georgia||1 – 2||Republic of Ireland||Tbilisi, Georgia|
|20:00 UTC+4||Tornike Okriashvili 38'||Report||Aiden McGeady 24, 90'||Stadium: Dinamo Arena|
Referee: Kevin Blom (Netherlands)
|11 October 2014 Group D||Republic of Ireland||7 – 0||Gibraltar||Dublin, Ireland|
|17:00||Robbie Keane 6', 14', 18' (pen)
James McClean 46', 53'
Wes Hoolahan 56'
|Report||Jordan Perez 52' (o.g.)||Stadium: Lansdowne Road|
Referee: Leontios Trattou (Cyprus)
|14 October 2014 Group D||Germany||1 – 1||Republic of Ireland||Gelsenkirchen, Germany |
|20:45||Toni Kroos 71'||Report||John O'Shea 90+4'||Stadium: Veltins-Arena|
Referee: Damir Skomina (Slovenia)
|14 November 2014 Group D||Scotland||1 – 0||Republic of Ireland||Glasgow, Scotland |
|19:45 UTC+1||Shaun Maloney 75'||Report||Stadium: Celtic Park|
Referee: Milorad Mažić (Serbia)
- 7 September – Kilkenny 3–22 – 1–28 Tipperary
- 27 September – Kilkenny 2–17 – 2–14 Tipperary
- 21 September – Donegal 0–12 – 2–9 Kerry
- 2 February – Ireland 28–6 Scotland.
- 8 February – Ireland 26–3 Wales.
- 22 February – England 13–10 Ireland.
- 8 March – Ireland 46–7 Italy.
- 15 March – France 20–22 Ireland.
- 2 January – Patrick Heron, 61; author, cancer.
- 7 January – Joe O'Mahony, 65; former Limerick F.C. football player, illness.
- 10 January – Anthony J. Hederman, 92, judge, Attorney General (1977–1981).
- 15 January – Liam Hogan, 74, former Limerick hurler, short illness.
- 19 January – Peadar Clohessy, 70, politician, TD for Limerick East (1981–1982 and 1987–1997).
- 20 January – John Mackey, 96, Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Auckland (1974–1983).
- 26 January –
- 27 January – Shane Hourigan, 44; hurling referee, road traffic accident.
- 28 January – Ted Nealon, 84; former journalist, broadcaster, and Fine Gael TD for Sligo–Leitrim, illness.
- 29 January – Paddy Whelan, 78; former Irish Times photographer, suspected heart attack.
- 30 January
- 1 February – Jonny Byrne, 19; Carlow under-21 hurler, drowning.
- 7 February – Ernie Lyons, 99, motorcycle racer.
- 8 February – Finbarr Dwyer, 67, accordion player.
- 11 February –
- 13 February – Tommy Cooke, 99; Limerick hurler and oldest living All-Ireland medallist.
- 14 February – Patrick Scott, 93; artist.
- 17 February – James McNaughton, 51; Antrim hurler.
- 18 February – Maigread Murphy, 94; teacher, patron of the arts and widow of sculptor Seamus Murphy.
- 20 February – Ted Joyce, 90; former Carlow Gaelic footballer.
- 24 February – Peadar Smith, 85; former Louth Gaelic footballer.
- 27 February – Raymond James Boland, 82, Irish-born American Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Birmingham in Alabama (1988–1993) and Kansas City-St Joseph (1993–2005), complications from lung cancer.
- 3 March – Gerry Collins, 57; former Dublin Gaelic footballer and face of Health Service Executive anti-smoking campaign, lung cancer.
- 4 March – Barrie Cooke, 83, artist.
- 6 March – Tony Herbert, 94, politician (14th & 16th Senator), and hurler (Limerick).
- 10 March – Eileen Colgan, 80; actress.
- 11 March – Christine Buckley, 67; institutional abuse survivor and campaigner, cancer.
- 13 March – Edward Haughey, Baron Ballyedmond, 70; entrepreneur and former politician, helicopter crash.
- 15 March – Paddy Cronin, 88; fiddler, short illness.
- 17 March –
- 20 March – Shane MacThomais, 46; historian, suddenly.
- 21 March – Oliver Maloney, 77; former Director-General of RTÉ, illness.
- 25 March –
- 3 April – John Ryan, 86; former Labour Party TD.
- 22 April – John Hannigan, 75; former Donegal Gaelic footballer and manager, short illness.
- 29 April – Daphne Pochin Mould, 93, author and photographer.
- 4 June – Martin Treacy, 78, retired hurler (Kilkenny).
- 15 June – Ambrose O'Gorman, 102, oldest priest in Ireland.
- 25 June – The Very Reverend Cyril Haran, 83, priest and Gaelic football manager (Sligo).
- 27 June – Flor Hayes, 70: Gaelic footballer (Cork), short illness.
- 28 June – Joe Dooley, hurler (Offaly).
- 29 June – Dermot Healy, 66, novelist, playwright and poet.
- 3 July – Tim Flood, 87: former hurler (Wexford).
- 4 July – Packie McQuaid, former Gaelic footballer (Monaghan).
- 7 July – Denis Lyons, 78, former Fianna Fáil TD, short illness.
- 13 July – Jeremy Browne, 11th Marquess of Sligo, 75, hereditary peer.
- 20 July – Thomas Brennan, 74, equestrian.
- 22 July – Louis Lentin, 80, theatre, film and television director, sudden illness.
- 8 August – J. J. Murphy, 86, actor (Cal, Angela's Ashes, Game of Thrones)
- 10 August – Ann Rowan, 85, actress (The Riordans, Father Ted).
- 16 August – Liam Flood, 71, bookmaker and poker player.
- 20 August – Eric Barber, 72, footballer (Shelbourne).
- 21 August – Albert Reynolds, 81, politician, Taoiseach (1992–1994), TD for Longford–Roscommon (1992–2002).
- 2 September – James White, 76, politician and hotelier.
- 12 September – Ian Paisley, former First Minister and founder of the DUP
- 20 September – Billie Barry, dance instructor.
- 29 September – Hugh Doherty, 93, footballer (Celtic).
- 13 October – Gabrielle Reidy, 54, actress, cancer.
- 19 October – Gerard Parkes, 90, actor.
- 22 October – Barry McSweeney, Irish scientist, Chief Science Advisor (2004-2005).
- 4 November – Jack Fitzsimons, 84, architect and activist.
- 5 November – Séamus Heery, 87, Gaelic footballer (Meath).
- 8 November – Joe Walsh, 71, former Fianna Fáil TD and long serving Minister for Agriculture.
- 9 November – Luke Dolan, 108, Ireland's oldest man.
- 10 November – Brian Farrell, 85, political broadcaster and academic.
- 13 November –
- 14 November – Michael O'Brien, 81, former Cork senior hurling team coach, long illness.
- 16 November – Dessie Hughes, 71, racehorse trainer and former jockey, short illness.
- 19 November – Jeremiah Coffey, 81, Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Sale, Australia (1989–2008).
- 26 November – Anita Notaro, author and former television director, front-temporal dementia.
- 27 November – Jack Kyle, 88, rugby union player, long illness.
- 5 December – Jackie Healy-Rae, 83, former Independent TD, long illness.
- 6 December – Mick Barry, 95, road bowler regarded as the greatest of all time, long illness.
- 16 December – Andy Kettle, 68, chairman of the Dublin County Board, pneumonia.
- 26 December – Timothy Dowd, 99, detective who led Son of Sam manhunt.
- 27 December – Pat Gillen, 89, one of the last surviving Irish D Day veterans.
- 30 December – Desmond Fisher, 94, journalist, broadcaster and former head of current affairs with RTÉ.
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- Abortion law comes into effect - without guidelines Irish Independent, 2014-01-01.
- State pension age increases to 66 The Irish Times, 2013-01-02.
- "Tides and floods cause chaos across country". Irish Independent. 3 January 2014. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
- We can't ignore fact that winter storms are getting longer and more damaging Irish Independent, 2014-01-04.
- Army apologises over remarks about Higgins The Irish Times, 2013-01-04.
- Christmas and New Year Message from President Michael D. Higgins Archived 4 January 2014 at the Wayback Machine Áras an Uachtaráin, 2013-12-23. (Text and video)
- Taoiseach heads to Gulf for trade and diplomatic mission The Irish Times, 2013-01-04.
- Kenny to lead Middle East trade mission Irish Independent, 2014-01-04.
- Christmas celebrations continue with Nollaig na mBan RTÉ, 2014-01-04.
- Ireland is rather confused about Women’s Little Christmas The Journal, 2014-01-06.
- Today marks 175th anniversary of Ireland's worst storm in 500 years Irish Independent, 2014-01-06.
- Storm swells throw up needles, bottles and an old refrigerator Irish Independent, 2014-01-07.
- Superstorm clean-up begins as State eyes aid from EU Irish Independent, 2014-01-08.
- Three hundred jobs lost as liquidator appointed to Mount Carmel Hospital Irish Independent, 2014-01-24.
- 'We found out we lost our jobs from relatives abroad' - Mount Carmel staff Irish Independent, 2014-01-24.
- Fire services continue to battle Dublin recycling plant blaze Irish Times, 2014-01-25.
- Traffic restrictions as recycle plant continues to burn Sunday Independent, 2014-01-26.
- Fire services continue to battle recycling plant blaze Irish Times, 2014-01-26.
- Fire continues for third day at waste plant in south Dublin Irish Times, 2014-01-27.
- Dublin recycling centre fire 'believed to be arson' Irish Independent, 2014-01-27.
- Fire at Oxigen recycling plant extinguished Irish Times, 2014-01-29.
- Make-up and false lashes banned for child Irish dancers Irish Times, 2014-01-30.
- Families evacuated as Storm Brigid wreaks havoc around country Irish Independent, 2014-01-01.
- Young man (23) dies after reported 'neck nomination' Irish Independent, 2014-01-01.
- Donald Trump buys Irish golf resort after losing Scotland court battle The Guardian, 2014-02-11.
- Up to 7.5 million trees felled by Storm Darwin 2014-03-05.
- ‘International incident’ as PSNI Land Rover ends up in Donegal Irish Independent, 2014-02-12.
- St. Patrick's Day in Ireland timeanddate.com. Retrieved: 2013-12-06.
- State Visit to the United Kingdom Archived 6 April 2014 at the Wayback Machine Áras an Uachtaráin, 2014-03-26.
- State Visit to the United Kingdom – Programme Archived 6 April 2014 at the Wayback Machine Áras an Uachtaráin, 2014-03-26.
- President Higgins to make historic first UK visit Sunday Independent, 2013-11-17.
- 'A closeness and warmth that once seemed unachieveble': Higgins’ address to Westminster The Journal, 2014-04-09.
- Easter Monday in Ireland timeanddate.com. Retrieved: 2013-12-06.
- Michael D Higgins granted Freedom of the City of Cork Irish Times, 2014-04-24.
- Engagements: Week beginning Monday, 21 April 2014 Archived 24 February 2015 at the Wayback Machine Áras an Uachtaráin, 2014-04-22.
- Photo Gallery (Album 6: Gallery 265) Áras an Uachtaráin. Retrieved: 2014-05-10.
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- Labor Day -- an 'Irish' holiday, as Irish created the union movement Irish Central, 2009-09-08.
- Emma Madigan appointed as Irish ambassador to the Vatican Irish Independent, 2014-05-06.
- "Garda Whistleblower John Wilson: Alan Shatter's position had 'become untenable' and his decision to resign was 'the correct one'". Irish Independent. 7 May 2014. Retrieved 8 May 2014.
- Fitzgerald pays tribute to Garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe Irish Independent, 2014-05-08.
- Engagements: Week beginning Monday 5 May 2014 Archived 24 February 2015 at the Wayback Machine Áras an Uachtaráin, 2014-05-06.
- President Michael D Higgins to help US ties in Chicago Irish Independent, 2014-05-06.
- Noonan to deliver next Budget on 14 October Irish Independent, 2014-05-15.
- Gardai win right to go on strike and form their own trade union Irish Independent, 2014-05-17.
- "Rosie Hackett Bridge to open at 6am tomorrow". Irish Times Newspaper. 20 May 2014.
- Voting under way in European, local and byelections The Irish Times, 2014-05-23.
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- Committee and Sisters meet over unmarked mass grave Tuam Herald, 2014-06-04.
- Explainer: What is happening with the possible mass grave of children in Tuam? TheJournal.ie, 2014-06-07.
- Gilmore resigns as Labour leader in aftermath of elections RTÉ News, 2014-05-26.
- Eamon Gilmore quits as Labour leader Irish Times, 2014-05-26.
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- June Bank Holiday in Ireland timeanddate.com. Retrieved: 2013-12-06.
- Tipperary County Council Tipperary County Council, 2014-05-29. Quote: "Tipperary County Council will become an official unified authority on Tuesday, 3rd June 2014. The new authority combines the existing administration of North Tipperary County Council and South Tipperary County Council."
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- Ireland leads EU on plain packaging of cigarettes Irish Times, 2014-06-16.
- Eight-year jail term for breaking planned law on plain packaging for tobacco Irish Times, 2014-06-16.
- Cigarette firms lobbying retailers over plain packaging Irish Times, 2014-06-16.
- Reilly's cigarette pack ban at least three years away Irish Independent, 2014-06-16.
- Need to govern with more heart, says Joan Burton RTÉ News, 2014-07-04.
- Eamon Gilmore resigns as Tanaiste Irish Independent, 2014-07-04.
- Mary Robinson appointed UN climate change envoy RTÉ News, 2014-07-14.
- Garth Brooks confirms cancellation of five Croke Park concerts RTÉ News, 2014-07-14.
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- Tens of thousands protest against water charges in Dublin RTÉ News, 2014-10-11.
- Michael Fitzmaurice wins in Roscommon/South-Leitrim by-election RTÉ News, 2014-10-11.
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- Iconic cross on Carrauntoohil cut down RTÉ, 2014-11-22.
- The 5-metre tall steel cross on Carrauntoohil has been cut down The Journal.ie, 2014-11-22.
- Steel cross re-erected on Ireland's highest mountain RTÉ, 2014-11-29.
- Resurrection: The five-metre cross on Carrauntoohil has been put back up The Journal.ie, 2014-11-29.
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- GAA referee Shane Hourigan killed in car crash, leaving sporting community devastated Irish Independent, 2014-01-27.
- Former journalist and politician Ted Nealon dies aged 84 Irish Times, 2014-01-28.
- Irish Times photographer Paddy Whelan dies Irish Times, 2014-01-30.
- Former FF TD Carty dies aged 63 Irish Independent, 2014-01-31.
- ‘Irish Times’ journalist Seán Flynn dies, aged 56 Irish Times, 2014-01-30.
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- Style icon blazed a trail in fashion journalism Irish Independent, 2014-02-02.
- Tragic death of young Carlow hurler
- LYONS, Ernest : Death notice
- The death has occurred of Finbarr DWYER
- 'Rest in peace mam. Miss you': Aonghus tweets tribute to mother Ronnie
- Founding Chieftains member Sean Potts passes away aged 83
- Tributes paid to legendary Limerick hurler
- Renowned Irish artist Patrick Scott has died, aged 93 Irish Independent, 2014-02-14.
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- Missouri bishop dies in Ireland after cancer fight
- Face of anti-smoking campaign Gerry Collins dies aged 57
- Abstract expressionist artist Barrie Cooke dies in Co Carlow
- Limerick’s last 1940 All-Ireland winner passes away
- Fair City and Glenroe actress Eileen Colgan dies
- Institutional abuse campaigner Christine Buckley dies
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- Traditional music mourns the loss of fiddle virtuoso Paddy Cronin, 88
- FAI saddened by death of Charlie O'Mahony RIP Archived 8 April 2014 at the Wayback Machine
- Ballad songwriter Paddy McGuigan died on St Patrick's Day
- Well-known historian Shane Mac Thomáis has died
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- Death of former Nenagh TD
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- Death of Offaly great Greg Hughes
- Martin Treacy RIP
- Oldest living priest dies aged 102
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- The Late Joe Dooley (St Rynagh's & Offaly) Archived 13 October 2014 at the Wayback Machine
- Irish writer Dermot Healy has died aged 66
- Wexford great Tim Flood passes away
- The late Packie McQuaid
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- The death has occurred of Jeremy Browne Altamont
- Legendary Irish eventer Tommy Brennan dies at 74
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- Obituary: Liam Flood, poker player and tournament organiser
- Shelbourne mourn Irish football legend Eric barber
- Former Irish Prime Minister Albert Reynolds dies
- Former Fine Gael TD Jim White dies
- Billie Barry, legend of Irish stage, dies
- Condolences to family of Hugh Doherty
- Gabrielle Reidy obituary
- Gerard Parkes, Fraggle Rock actor, dead at 90
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- Former senator and architect Jack Fitzsimons dies
- Death of Séamus Heery of Meath's 49ers
- Former Fianna Fáil minister Joe Walsh dies aged 71
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- Former RTE broadcaster Brian Farrell has died at 85
- Gus Cremin RIP Archived 10 December 2015 at the Wayback Machine
- Death of Paddy MacHugh (Former RTÉ Weather Forecaster)
- Tributes paid to former Cork hurling manager Archdeacon Michael O’Brien
- Racehorse trainer Dessie Hughes dies aged 71
- Bishop Jeremiah Joseph Coffey
- Irish author Anita Notaro dies after long illness
- Ireland rugby legend Jack Kyle dies aged 88
- Former TD Jackie Healy-Rae dies aged 83
- Barry the greatest bowler of all time
- Death of Dublin GAA County Board chairman Andy Kettle
- Kerryman who captured Son of Sam serial killer has died
- Irish D-Day hero, 89, dies just weeks after bravery honour
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