8 January - Taoiseach Jack Lynch and Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill meet for talks in Dublin.
10 March - Minister for Education Donogh O'Malley collapses and dies while campaigning in County Clare.
17 March - A seat to commemorate the poet Patrick Kavanagh is unveiled alongside the Grand Canal in Dublin.
24 March - An Aer Lingus aircraft, St Phelim, plunges into the Irish Sea off the Tuskar Rock killing all 57 passengers.
29 May - President Ã‰amon de Valera opens the John F. Kennedy Memorial Park in New Ross, County Wexford.
6 June - Ireland mourns the loss of Senator Robert Kennedy who was assassinated. DÃ¡il Ã‰ireann pays tribute and a book of condolence is opened.
18 September - George Best is the star attraction as Manchester United beat Waterford City 3-1 at Lansdowne Road.
5 October - Police in Derry baton-charge a Northern Ireland civil rights march.
8 October - 20 new traffic wardens are introduced on Dublin's streets.
24 October - Irish constitutional referendum, 1968
25 October - The New University of Ulster is opened in Coleraine, County Londonderry.
27 October - The Standard Time Act 1968 stipulates that Irish Standard Time is UTC+1 (Central European Time) and clocks are not turned back one hour during winter.
13 December - According to the Economic and Social Research Institute 60% of undergraduates in this country will emigrate on graduation.