1944 in Ireland
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|See also:||1944 in Northern Ireland
Other events of 1944
List of years in Ireland
Events from the year 1944 in Ireland.
- 26 January - W. T. Cosgrave officially resigns as leader of no Fine Gael.
- 10 March - The United States alleges that Ireland's neutrality is operating in favour of the Axis Powers.
- 13 March - The British Government bans all travel between Great Britain and Ireland.
- 22 March - Cymric (Capt. C. Cassidy) lost between Ardrossan and Lisbon - 11 dead
- 1 June - Irish general election, 1944: The ruling Fianna Fáil under Éamon de Valera gains a majority of 14 seats over all other parties. Members of the 12th Dáil assemble on 9 June.
- 7 June - The Minister for Supplies, Seán Lemass, announces further rationing of electricity.
- 21 July - Irish Fir (Capt, J.P. Kelly) reports a 'near miss' torpedo attack in North Atlantic.
- 22 August - Men from Tyrone and Fermanagh form an Anti-Partition League in Dublin.
- 29 November - The Chief Genealogical Officer issues County Dublin with a coat of arms, the first county to receive such a distinction.
- 30 November - General Eoin O'Duffy, former leader of the Blueshirts, dies aged 52 in Dublin.
- Dr. John Dignan, Roman Catholic Bishop of Clonfert, publishes Social Security: Outlines of a Scheme of National Health Insurance.
- Dr. James Deeny is appointed Chief Medical Officer.
Arts and literature
- January - The White Stag group stages an exhibition of Subjective Art in Dublin.
- 28 August - Joseph Tomelty's play The End House (dealing with the Special Powers Act in Northern Ireland) is premièred at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin.
- John M. Feehan founds the successful Cork-based publishing house Mercier Press.
- John Lynch's De praesulibus Hiberniae (written 1672) is first published, in Dublin.
- Frank O'Connor's short story collection Crab Apple Jelly is published.
- GAA All Ireland Football
- Winners: Roscommon GAA
- Winners: Shelbourne
January to June
- 2 January - Martin Drennan, Roman Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of Galway and Kilmacduagh.
- 5 January - Edward Haughey, Baron Ballyedmond, businessman and senator (killed in helicopter accident in England 2014).
- 7 January - Joe McGowan, historian, folklorist and author.
- 8 February - Brian Farrell, Roman Catholic bishop in the Roman Curia.
- 22 February - Richard Higgins, Titular Bishop of the Casae Calanae and an Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA.
- 10 April - Leo O'Reilly, Bishop of Kilmore (1998 - ).
- 8 May - Paddy O'Hanlon, barrister and SDLP politician (died 2009).
- 21 May - Gerry Murphy, soccer coach.
- 21 May - Mary Robinson, first female and seventh President of Ireland (1990 - 1997), United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (1997 - 2002).
- 24 May - Raymond Field, Auxiliary Bishop in the Archdiocese of Dublin.
- 25 May - Tom Munnelly, folk-song collector (died 2007).
- 27 May - Hugh Lambert, journalist and editor (died 2005).
- 30 May - Liam Naughten, Fine Gael politician, Cathaoirleach of Seanad Éireann from 1995 until his death (died 1996).
- 1 June - Paul Coghlan, Fine Gael Senator.
- 1 June - Seymour Crawford, Fine Gael TD for Cavan–Monaghan.
- 5 June - Colm Wilkinson, singer and actor.
- 6 June - Paul Connaughton, Snr, Fine Gael TD for Galway East.
- 29 June - Seán Doherty, former Fianna Fáil TD and Cabinet Minister (died 2005).
July to December
- 3 July - Tim O'Malley, former Progressive Democrats TD.
- 17 July - Vincent Browne, journalist, RTE broadcaster.
- 31 July - David Norris, member of the Seanad representing University of Dublin.
- 7 August - Brendan McWilliams, meteorologist and science writer (died 2007).
- 9 August - Seán Barrett, Fine Gael TD, cabinet minister and Ceann Comhairle of Dáil Éireann.
- 1 September - Pat Upton, Labour Party TD (died 1999).
- 1 September - Eamonn Walsh, Auxiliary Bishop of Dublin (1990 - ).
- 9 September - Bernard Allen, Fine Gael TD for Cork North–Central.
- 24 September - Eavan Boland, poet.
- 1 October - Emmet Stagg, Labour Party TD for Kildare North.
- 16 October - Paul Durcan, poet.
- 19 October - Liam Lawlor, Fianna Fáil politician, resigned following a finding that he had failed to co-operate with a planning irregularities investigation (died 2005).
- 30 November - John Boland, senior Fine Gael politician (died 2000).
- 28 December - Noel Ahern, Fianna Fáil, former TD for Dublin North–West and Minister of State at the Department of Finance with special responsibility for the Office of Public Works.
Full date unknown
- Tom Garvin, political scientist and historian.
- Noel Skehan, former Kilkenny hurler.
- Tom Walsh, former Kilkenny hurler.
- 15 March - Thomas Byrne, recipient of the Victoria Cross for gallantry in 1898 at the Battle of Omdurman, Sudan (born 1866).
- 25 April - Tony Mullane, Major League Baseball player (born 1859).
- 12 May - Edel Quinn, lay missionary (born 1907).
- 10 June - Frank Ryan, member of the Irish Republican Army, editor of An Phoblacht, leftist activist and leader of Irish volunteers on the Republican side in the Spanish Civil War (born 1902).
- 19 September - David Lord, Royal Air Force pilot, posthumous recipient of the Victoria Cross for gallantry at Arnhem (born 1913).
- 6 November - Walter Guinness, 1st Baron Moyne, British politician and businessman, assassinated in Cairo by the Zionist group Lehi (Stern Gang) (born 1880).
- 28 November - Sir William Moore, 1st Baronet, Unionist MP and Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland 1925-1937 (born 1864).
- 30 November - Eoin O'Duffy, first leader of Fine Gael and the Blueshirts, leader of Irish volunteers on the Nationalist side of the Spanish Civil War (born 1892).
- 1 December - Charlie Kerins, Chief of Staff of the IRA, convicted of murder of Garda Siochána officer and hanged (born 1918).
Full date unknown
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