1950 in Ireland

1950 in Ireland


* March 12 - 83 people die when a plane carrying rugby fans home from Belfast crashes in Wales.
* May 12 - Nationalist Senators and MPs in Northern Ireland ask the government of the Republic to give Northern-elected representatives seats in the Dáil and Seanad.
* July 1 -- Sir Gilbert Laithwaite, hiterto British Representative, Republic of Ireland becomes the first British Ambassador to Ireland
* August 11 - At a meeting of the European Consultative Assembly in Strasbourg Irish representatives vote against Winston Churchill's plan for a European Army.
* November 2 - George Bernard Shaw, playwright and critic, dies aged 94.

Arts and literature



*League of Ireland::Winners: Cork Athletic

*FAI Cup::Winners: Transport 2 - 2, 2 - 2, 3 - 1 Cork Athletic.

Gaelic Games

*Mayo are All Ireland Gaelic Football Champions.


*Irish Open is won by Ossie Pickworth (Australia).


January to June

*25 February - Neil Jordan, director, writer and producer.
*5 March - Patrick Cockburn, journalist.
*18 March - Bobby Miller, Gaelic footballer and manager (d.2006).
*29 March - Miah Dennehy, soccer player.
*12 May - Gabriel Byrne, actor.
*22 May - Bill Whelan, composer of Riverdance.
*25 May - John Horgan, Cork hurler.
*May - Michael P. Kitt, Fianna Fáil TD for Galway East.
*1 June - Gemma Craven, actress.
*23 June - Éamon Ó Cuív, Fianna Fáil TD for Galway West and Minister for Community, Rural & Gaeltacht Affairs.
*24 June - Bob Carlos Clarke, photographer (d.2006).
*29 June - Vere Wynne-Jones, journalist, sports broadcaster.

July to December

*12 August - John Carty, Fianna Fáil senator, former TD.
*23 August - David Molony, lawyer, former Fine Gael TD and Seanad member (d.2002).
*26 August - Don Baker, singer songwriter.
*29 August - Dick Spring, former Tánaiste, leader of the Labour Party and Cabinet Minister.
*5 September - Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, member European Court of Auditors, former Fianna Fáil TD, former Cabinet Minister.
*6 December - Jan O'Sullivan, Irish Labour Party TD for Limerick East.
*10 December - Desmond Hogan, writer.

Full date unknown

*Martin Coleman, Cork hurler.
*Brendan Cummins, Cork hurler.
*Dermot Desmond, businessman and entrepreneur.
*Cyril Farrell, Galway hurling manager.
*Marian Finucane, television presenter.
*Michael Gaughan, Provisional Irish Republican Army hunger striker who died in Parkhurst Prison (d.1974).
*Pat Hartigan, former Limerick hurler.
*Pádraig Horan, Offaly hurler.
*Paddy Keenan, uilleann pipes player.
*Edmund Lenihan, author, storyteller, lecturer and broadcaster.
*Séamus Looney, Cork Gaelic footballer and hurler.
*Mick Malone, Cork hurler.
*Pat McDonnell, Cork hurler.
*Liam O'Brien, former Kilkenny hurler.
*Patrick Parfrey, nephrologist and clinical epidemiologist in Canada.
*Michael Warren, sculptor.


*24 March - Robert Johnston, soldier, recipient of the Victoria Cross for gallantry in 1899 at the Battle of Elandslaagte, South Africa (b.1872).
*22 April - John T. McNicholas, Archbishop of Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati and founder of the Catholic Legion of Decency (b.1877).
*10 May - Art O'Connor, Sinn Féin MP, member of 1st Dáil, Cabinet Minister, lawyer and judge (b.1888).
*11 June - Stephen Lucius Gwynn, journalist, writer, poet and Nationalist politician (b.1864).
*25 June - Muiris Ó Súilleabháin, writer (b.1904).
*2 July - George Edward Pugin Meldon, cricketer (b.1875).
*20 July - Herbert Dixon, 1st Baron Glentoran, Unionist politician (b.1880).
*13 September - Sara Allgood, actress (b.1879).
*13 October - Hugh Godley, 2nd Baron Kilbracken, barrister (b.1877).
*2 November - George Bernard Shaw, playwright and winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature (1925) (b.1856).
*9 November - Diarmuid Lynch, member of 1st Dáil representing Cork South East.
*26 December - James Stephens, novelist and poet (b.1882).

Full date unknown

*Patrick Keohane, navy officer, member of Robert Falcon Scott's Antarctic Terra Nova Expedition (b.1879).
*R. A. Stewart Macalister, archaeologist (b.1870).
*James Sleator, painter (b.1889).

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