Dublin's Glasnevin Cemetery, which holds 1.5 million corpses, is reopened with a new museum after an €11 million redevelopment.
Sources: The Irish Times
Sources: The Irish Times
Dublin, Ireland, reports a record temperature of 33.1 C. Parts of France also report record temperatures.
Dublin cancels their annual Saint Patrick's Day festival for the second year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event will instead be held virtually on a special online TV channel. [https:--www.rte.ie-news-2021-0120-1190884-st-patricks-festival- (RTÉ)]Cork, Limerick, and Ennis have all cancelled their respective Saint Patrick's Day parades for the second year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. [https:--www.rte.ie-news-munster-2021-0120-1191023-st-patricks-day-parades- (RTÉ)]COVID-19 pandemic in the Republic of Ireland
Thousands of people in Dublin, Ireland, attend the Irish government's commemoration of the 1916 Easter Rising against British rule.
A shooting at a boxing match weigh-in between Jamie Kavanagh and Antonio João Bento in Dublin, Republic of Ireland, leaves one person dead and two others injured. The gunmen were reportedly dressed as police officers and armed with AK-47s.
Members of Ireland's police force Garda Síochána raid the Dublin home of former MEP Paul Murphy TD, taking Murphy into custody along with three other activists and politicians opposing the water-tax-rate change, stirring nationwide speculation of "political policing." The police later release all four without charges.
A man is arrested following a break-in at the home of the Irish minister for Justice, Alan Shatter, in Dublin.
David Kelly, the "grand old man of Irish acting", dies in Dublin.
Taoiseach Brian Cowen announces he is to make a "significant" statement on his leadership of the ruling Fianna Fáil party in Dublin at 14:00, to be broadcast on television and radio.
In Dublin, dozens of complaints are made about the "heavy-handed" tactics of "excessive force" deployed by gardaí following last week's nationwide student demonstration against a government-proposed fee increase, the largest such demonstration in a generation.
While attempting to open a mental health care facility in Dublin, Irish Health Minister Mary Harney is pelted with red paint by an opposition politician highlighting the "blood budget" which "will result in the unnecessary and avoidable deaths of hundreds, if not thousands, of people over the coming years". Harney is overseeing hospital cuts of €1 billion.