- 2000 in Ireland
February 3- John Gilligan's extradition from the UK to Ireland on drug trafficking and murder charges is completed.
February 11- The British governmentsuspends 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 Statesarrives in Dublinfor what is his last overseas journey as President.
December 12- Bill Clinton meets with An Taoiseach Bertie Ahernin Dublin.
December 13- Bill Clinton meets with the political leaders of Northern Ireland.
December 31- Ireland celebrates as the 20th Centurydraws to a close.
Arts and literature
* October 31 - Boyband
Westlifescore their seventh straight UK number one and still remain to be the only artist in UK chart history to have 7 straight chart-toppers.
Shelbourne win the double of the League of Ireland Premier Division and the
FAI Cupfor the first time in their history.Shels then knock out Macedonian side Sloga Jugomagnat in the first round of the UEFA Champions Leaguequalifiers. Their 1-0 win in Skopjewas 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.
Kerry GAAwin the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship. Kilkenny GAAwin the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship.
*Murphy's Irish Open is won by
Patrik Sjöland] ( Sweden).
January to June
28 January- Tony Doyle, actor (b.1942).
1 February- Patrick Shanahan, Fianna FáilTD (b.1908).
2 February- Francis Stuart, writer (b.1902).
25 February- Tom McEllistrim, Jnr, Fianna FáilTD (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 Síochánaafter 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 Donsept (b.1912).
14 August- John Boland, senior Fine Gaelpolitician (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, physicistresponsible for the O'Raifeartaigh Theorem and the O'Raifeartaigh Model of supersymmetry breaking(b.1933).
26 November- Paddy Donegan, former Fine GaelTD and Cabinet Minister (b.1923).
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