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|See also:||1975 in Northern Ireland|
Other events of 1975
List of years in Ireland
Events in the year 1975 in Ireland.
- President: Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh
- Taoiseach: Liam Cosgrave (FG)
- Tánaiste: Brendan Corish (Lab)
- Minister for Finance: Richie Ryan (FG)
- Chief Justice: Tom O'Higgins
- Dáil: 20th
- Seanad: 13th
- January–June – Ireland held Presidency of the Council of the European Union for the first time.
- 7 January – Sinéad de Valera, wife of the former president, died in Dublin aged 96.
- 30 January – Charles Haughey was brought back onto the Fianna Fáil party front bench.
- 14 March – Pierre Trudeau, the prime minister of Canada, paid a brief visit to Ireland and held bilateral talks at Dublin Castle.
- 17 April – Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, and Our Lady of Mercy College, Carysfort, became recognised colleges of the National University of Ireland.
- 18 June – Danny O'Hare became acting director of the National Institute for Higher Education, Dublin; a day later, the governing body first met.
- 31 July – Miami Showband killings: Three members of The Miami Showband and two paramilitaries were killed in an Ulster Volunteer Force ambush in County Down as they returned home to Dublin from playing at a dance in Banbridge, Northern Ireland.
- 29 August – Former revolutionary, Taoiseach, and President of Ireland, Éamon de Valera died in Dublin aged 92. The government announced a day of mourning.
- 3 October – Dutch industrialist and Limerick factory owner Tiede Herrema was kidnapped.
- 12 October – Oliver Plunkett, the 17th-century Archbishop of Armagh, was canonised by Pope Paul VI in Rome.
- 21 October – Tiede Herrema was located with his kidnappers in Monasterevin, County Kildare and a police siege began.
- 18 November – The Tiede Herrema kidnap siege ended.
- 28 December – George Best played a League of Ireland match for Cork Celtic against Drogheda.
Arts and literature
- 14 May – Cork-born writer Patrick Galvin's We Do It For Love, a satire on The Troubles, opened at the Lyric Theatre, Belfast.
- 7 October – Tom Murphy's play The Sanctuary Lamp opened at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin to religious controversy.
- Leland Bardwell, Pearse Hutchinson, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin and Macdara Woods founded the literary publication Cyphers.
- Garry Hynes, Mick Lally, and Marie Mullen founded the Druid Theatre Company in Galway.
- Lillias Mitchell founded the Irish Guild of Weavers, Spinners, and Dyers.
- 1 January – Lorraine Pilkington, actress.
- 24 January – Marie McMahon, long-distance runner
- 12 February – Andrew Myler, association football player.
- 1 March – Tara Blaise, singer.
- 17 April – Mark Foley, Limerick hurler.
- 19 April – Hugh O'Conor, actor.
- 25 April – Dara Ó Cinnéide, Kerry Gaelic footballer.
- 10 May – Clodagh McKenna, cookery writer and presenter.
- 10 June – Seánie McGrath, Cork hurler.
- 6 August – Willie Boland, association football player.
- 25 August – Pat Mulcahy, Cork hurler.
- 28 August – Gareth Farrelly, association football player.
- 15 September – Owen Butler, cricketer.
- 2 October – Girvan Dempsey, rugby player.
- 7 November – Ollie Moran, Limerick hurler.
- 16 December – Graham Lee, National Hunt jockey.
- 18 December – David O'Doherty, comedian.
- 20 December – Graham Hopkins, drummer.
- 7 January – Sinéad de Valera, writer and wife of former president, Éamon de Valera (born 1878).
- 23 February – Ernest Blythe, writer, journalist, and theatre manager, member of First Dáil, and Cabinet minister (born 1889).
- 27 February – John Vincent Holland, soldier, recipient of the Victoria Cross for gallantry in 1916 at Guillemont, France (born 1889).
- 21 April – James Kempster, cricketer (born 1892).
- 23 April – Michael Carty, Fianna Fáil party Teachta Dála (TD) (born 1916).
- 28 April – Tom Dreaper, horse trainer.
- 29 April – Arthur Blair-White, cricketer (born 1891).
- 10 May – Michael Tierney, Cumann na nGaedheal party TD, Fine Gael party member of Seanad Éireann (Senate) and President of University College Dublin (born 1894).
- 27 May – Robert Collis, physician and writer (born 1900).
- 24 June – Frank MacDermot, barrister, soldier, banker, and politician (born 1886).
- 31 July – Dan "Sandow" O'Donovan, Irish Republican Army member during the Irish War of Independence (b. c1895).
- 9 August – Maurice Gorham, journalist and broadcasting executive (born 1902).
- 10 August – Robert Barton, Sinn Féin party Member of Parliament, Cabinet minister, and signatory of Anglo-Irish Treaty 1921 (born 1881).
- 29 August – Éamon de Valera, former Taoiseach and President of Ireland (born 1882).
- 2 October – Seamus Murphy, sculptor (born 1907).
- 25 October – Padraig Marrinan, artist (born 1906).
- 26 October – William Teeling, author, traveller and UK politician (born 1903).
- 25 November – Moyna Macgill, stage and film actress, mother of Angela Lansbury (born 1895).
- 14 December – George Harman, cricketer and rugby player (born 1874).
- Canadian Prime Minister, Pierre Trudeau arrives in Dublin Irish Photo Archive, 1975-03-14.
- 1975 – Pierre Trudeau visits Dublin Irish Photo Archive, 1975-03-14.
- "Playography Ireland". Dublin: Irish Theatre Institute. Retrieved 8 April 2015.
- Doyle, Martin; Dillon, Cathy (28 June 2016). "Leland Bardwell, a leading light of Irish literary scene, dies aged 94". The Irish Times. Archived from the original on 17 January 2017.
An influential figure on the Irish literary scene, she was a founder editor of the literary journal Cyphers in 1975 along with Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, Pearse Hutchinson and Macdara Woods...