January 2 - The Northern Ireland Executive enjoys its first day in office.
February 15 - A 600 lb bomb explodes in Dungannon.
April 24 - The ESB announces that Carnsore Point on the Wexford coast will be the site of its nuclear power station.
May 8 - The great hall of University College Dublin is to become a 900-seat concert hall and home of the RTÃ‰ Symphony Orchestra.
May 14 - Northern Ireland grinds to a halt as the Ulster Workers' Council calls a strike following the defeat of an anti-Sunningdale Agreement motion.
May 17 - 31 people die and 150 are injured in four car bomb explosions in Dublin and Monaghan by loyalists. They are widely suspected of receiving technical assistance from British security forces.
May 21 - In Northern Ireland the Ulster Workers' Council Strike comes to an end.
May 28 - The five-month old Northern Ireland Executive collapses.
June 14 - Anatoli Kaplin, the first Soviet Ambassador to Ireland, visits President Childers at Ãras an UachtarÃ¡in.
July 17 - The National Coalition's Contraceptive Bill is defeated in a vote in DÃ¡il Ã‰ireann. The Taoiseach, Liam Cosgrave, is one of seven Fine Gael TDs who vote against their own bill.
September 1 - Transition Year is introduced on a pilot basis in three schools.
September 21 - Jack Lynch says that Fianna FÃ¡il would not support any proposal to repael articles 2 and 3 of the Constitution.
October 8 - SeÃ¡n MacBride, former Minister for Foreign Affairs, is to share in the Nobel Prize for Peace.
November 4 - Powerscourt House in Enniskerry is destroyed by fire.
November 17 - President Erskine H. Childers, fourth President of Ireland, dies suddenly aged 69. He had served less than 17 months of his 7 year term.
December 10 - SeÃ¡n MacBride is presented with the Nobel Prize for Peace.
December 19 - Cearbhall Ã“ DÃ¡laigh is sworn in as the fifth President of Ireland.