January 3 â€“ Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon arrive in Ireland for a seven-day visit.
January 28 â€“ Families from Springtown Camp make a silent march through Derry to demand rehousing.
February 21 â€“ The new Garda SÃochÃ¡na training centre is opened in Templemore, County Tipperary.
March 16 â€“ SeÃ¡n Lemass arrives in London to make an official launch of "Ireland Week".
March 21 â€“ Brendan Behan's funeral takes place in Dublin.
May 23 â€“ President Ã‰amon de Valera, Taoiseach SeÃ¡n Lemass and TÃ¡naiste SeÃ¡n MacEntee attend the official opening of the US Embassy in Dublin.
May 26 â€“ The Fine Gael parliamentary party approves Declan Costello's Just Society programme.
June 1 â€“ Jill, a two-year-old elephant, arrives at Dublin Airport from India, heading for a new home at Dublin Zoo.
September 5 â€“ Taoiseach SeÃ¡n Lemass attends celebrations marking the silver jubilee of the first commercial transatlantic flight.
New bridge over the River Foyle, linking Lifford and Strabane is built.
The death penalty is abolished for all but the murder of gardaÃ, diplomats and prison officers.