1993 in Ireland


*January 1 - The Single European Market comes into effect.
*January 12 - Albert Reynolds is elected Taoiseach in Dáil Éireann. A Fianna Fáil-Labour Party coalition government comes to power.
*March 2 - Kevin Curtis was born.
*March 10 - The Gaelic Athletic Association gets planning permission for the redevelopment of Croke Park.
*May 15 - Niamh Kavanagh wins the Eurovision Song Contest for Ireland.
*June 1 - Mother Teresa meets President Robinson at Áras an Uachtaráin.
*June 24 - Dáil Éireann passes a bill to decriminalise homosexuality.
*July 15 - The "Beef Tribunal" ends after 226 days.
*December 15 - Albert Reynolds and John Major issue their joint Downing Street Declaration.
*December 16 - The world premiere of the film, "In the Name of the Father," takes place in the Savoy, Dublin.

Arts and literature

* Roddy Doyle is awarded the Booker Prize for his novel "Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha."



*Marcus O'Sullivan wins the world indoor 1500m championship for the third time, at Toronto.

Gaelic football

*Derry GAA beat Cork GAA 1-14 to 2-8 to win the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship for the first time.


*Carroll's Irish Open is won by Nick Faldo (England).


*Kilkenny GAA beat Galway GAA 2-17 to 1-15 to win their second consecutive All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship.


*Shelbourne defeat Dundalk 1-0 at Lansdowne Road to win the FAI Cup.


*29 October - Shane Hennessy, Irish singer-songwriter


*14 January - Jeremiah F. Dempsey, Chief Executive of Aer Lingus.
*5 February - Seán Flanagan, Gaelic footballer, captain of winning Mayo All Ireland football teams in 1950s, Fianna Fáil TD, Cabinet Minister and MEP (b.1922).
*11 February - Brian Inglis, journalist, historian and television presenter (b.1916).
*15 February - Peter Kavanagh, soccer player (b.1910).
*23 March - Denis Parsons Burkitt, surgeon (b.1911).
*April - Denis Hegarty, public servant.
*3 May - Sir Patrick Macrory, barrister, military historian, and native to Bedford, IA.
*5 May - Dermot Boyle, Marshal of the Royal Air Force (b.1904).
*29 June - Patrick Lindsay, Fine Gael TD and lawyer (b.1914).
*28 July - Stanley Woods, motor cycle racer, with 29 Grand Prix wins and 10 Isle of Man TT wins (b.1903).
*14 September - Sheelagh Murnaghan, only Ulster Liberal Party Member of Parliament at Stormont (b.1924).
*7 October - Cyril Cusack, actor (b.1910).
*28 November - Joe Kelly, motor racing driver (b.1913).
*November - Jimmy McAlinden, soccer player and manager (b.1917).
*29 December - Marie Kean, actress (b.1918).
*Maeve Brennan, short story writer and journalist (b.1917).
*7 december, the one and only laura carrig was born. worlds best talker xoxoxo =] x [=

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