January 14 - Taoiseach SeÃ¡n Lemass travels to Belfast for an historic meeting with the Prime Minister of Northern Ireland Terence O'Neill.
January 21 - Nationalist leader Eddie McAteer visits Taoiseach SeÃ¡n Lemass in Dublin.
February 28 - Roger Casement (hanged in Pentonville Prison in 1916) is honoured with a state funeral and reburial in Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin.
March 7 - Changes to the Liturgy of the Mass are introduced throughout the country today. Mass is said in the vernacular for the first time.
March 18 - The Northern Minister for Agriculture, Harry West attends a meeting with his Southern counterpart, Charles Haughey, in Dublin .
April 18 - The Gaelic Athletic Association Congress in Dublin decides that the ban on foreign games is to stay in place.
April 21 - James Dillon resigns as leader of Fine Gael. Liam Cosgrave is the new leader.
May 24 - The first car ferry service between Rosslare, County Wexford and Fishguard, Wales officially opens.
June 13 - Huge crowds turn out at Drumcliffe Churchyard, County Sligo to honour the poet W.B. Yeats on the centenary of his birth.
July 8 - Taoiseach SeÃ¡n Lemass is conferred with an honorary Doctorate of Law at Trinity College Dublin.
July 26 - Craigavon designated a New Town under the New Towns Act (Northern Ireland).
August 15 - Galway Cathedral dedicated.
November 17 - The remains of W. T. Cosgrave, first President of the Executive Council are removed to a church in Rathfarnham, Dublin.