2000 in Ireland


2000 in Ireland

Events

* February 3 - John Gilligan's extradition from the UK to Ireland on drug trafficking and murder charges is completed.
* February 11 - The British government suspends devolution in Northern Ireland.
* May 6 - The IRA begins decommissioning its weapons.
* May 30 - Devolution returns to Northern Ireland.
* December 11 - President Clinton of the United States arrives in Dublin for what is his last overseas journey as President.
* December 12 - Bill Clinton meets with An Taoiseach Bertie Ahern in Dublin.
* December 13 - Bill Clinton meets with the political leaders of Northern Ireland.
* December 31 - Ireland celebrates as the 20th Century draws to a close.

Arts and literature

* October 31 - Boyband Westlife score their seventh straight UK number one and still remain to be the only artist in UK chart history to have 7 straight chart-toppers.

Sport

Association Football

Shelbourne win the double of the League of Ireland Premier Division and the FAI Cup for the first time in their history.Shels then knock out Macedonian side Sloga Jugomagnat in the first round of the UEFA Champions League qualifiers. Their 1-0 win in Skopje was the first away win in a European tie by a League of Ireland side for eighteen years. Rosenborg of Norway knock Shels our 4-2 on aggregate in the second qualifying round.

Gaelic Games

Kerry GAA win the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship. Kilkenny GAA win the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship.

Golf

*Murphy's Irish Open is won by Patrik Sjöland] (Sweden).

Births

Deaths

January to June

*28 January - Tony Doyle, actor (b.1942).
*1 February - Patrick Shanahan, Fianna Fáil TD (b.1908).
*2 February - Francis Stuart, writer (b.1902).
*25 February - Tom McEllistrim, Jnr, Fianna Fáil TD (b.1932).
*6 March - Jonathan Philbin Bowman, journalist and radio presenter (b.1969).
*20 April - John Carthy, shot dead in controversial circumstances by An Garda Síochána after a twenty-five hour siege at his home (b.1972).
*7 June - Mona Tyndall, missionary sister and development worker (b.1921).
*10 June - Frank Patterson, tenor (b.1938).

July to December

*10 July - Denis O'Conor Don, hereditary chief of the O'Conor Don sept (b.1912).
*14 August - John Boland, senior Fine Gael politician (b.1944).
*18 October - James Gill, cricketer (b.1911).
*8 November - Brian Boydell, composer, professor of music at Trinity College, Dublin (b.1917).
*18 November - Lochlainn O'Raifeartaigh, physicist responsible for the O'Raifeartaigh Theorem and the O'Raifeartaigh Model of supersymmetry breaking (b.1933).
*26 November - Paddy Donegan, former Fine Gael TD and Cabinet Minister (b.1923).

Full date unknown

*Paddy Barry, Cork hurler (b.1928).
*Paddy Flanagan, cyclist (b.1941).
*Alf Ringstead, soccer player (b.1927).


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