1930s|8 February - First Lord of the Admiralty Winston Churchill addresses a pro Home Rule meeting in Belfast despite Ulster Unionist attempts to prevent him speaking. Churchill shares the platform with John Redmond the leader of the Irish Parliamentary Party.
31 March - John Redmond, Eoin MacNeill, Patrick Pearse, Tim Healy and others address a monster meeting of 200,000 people in favour of Home Rule at the GPO in O'Connell Street, Dublin
9 April - 250,000 Orangemen converge on Balmoral Showground in Belfast, declaring that under no circumstances will they accept Home Rule.
11 April - Prime Minister of the United Kingdom H. H. Asquith introduces the 3rd Home Rule Bill in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom.
12 April - A convention of Sinn Féin delegates led by Arthur Griffith opposes the Home Rule Bill.
14 April - RMS Titanic, the largest vessel in the world, built in Belfast and making her last call at Queenstown, collides with an iceberg and sinks within a few hours.
22 April - Englishman Denys Corbett Wilson completes the first aeroplane crossing of the Irish Sea, from Goodwick in Wales to Crane near Enniscorthy.
26 April - English-born Vivian Hewitt makes an aeroplane crossing of the Irish Sea from Holyhead to Phoenix Park, Dublin.
30 April - Winston Churchill moves the second reading of the Home Rule Bill at Westminster.
9 May - The second reading of the Home Rule Bill is accepted in the British House of Commons. A Unionist amendment rejecting the Bill is defeated.
10 May - At the Royal Albert Hall in London, Bonar Law speaks of Conservative Opposition to the Home Rule Bill. Elsewhere Edward Carson also voices his opposition.
1 July - A serious outbreak of foot and mouth disease occurs in Counties Dublin, Meath, Kildare and Wicklow.
July - Prime Minister of the United Kingdom H. H. Asquith travels to Dublin (the first sitting Prime Minister to do so in over a century; Gladstone had visited Dublin in November 1877 whilst out of office, whilst Arthur Balfour had been Chief Secretary for Ireland) to make a speech, criticising Unionist demands.
18 July - Suffragettes attempt an arson attack on the Theatre Royal, Dublin, during Asquith's visit.
27 July - Bonar Law, leader of the British Conservative Party in opposition, makes a defiant speech at a massive Unionist rally at Blenheim Palace against Home Rule implying support for armed resistance to it in Ulster.
28 September - 'Ulster Day' - Ulster Covenant to resist Home Rule is signed by almost 250,000 men throughout Ulster; 229,000 women sign a parallel declaration.
23 October - Large numbers of cattle are slaughtered in Mullingar due to the outbreak of foot and mouth disease in the area.
The golden eagle becomes extinct in Ireland (prior to reintroduction).
11 April - Lennox Robinson's play Patriots is first performed, at the Abbey Theatre (Dublin).
20 April - Bram Stoker, author of Dracula and theatrical manager, dies in London.
November - Lord Dunsany's short story collection The Book of Wonder is published.
Peadar Kearney and Patrick Heeney's A Soldier's Song (which will become Amhrán na bhFiann, the national anthem of the Republic of Ireland) is first published in Irish Freedom by Bulmer Hobson.
Eleanor Hull publishes The Poem-Book of the Gael: translations from Irish Gaelic poetry into English prose and verse and first versifies the traditional Irish hymn Be Thou My Vision in English.
Forrest Reid's coming-of-age novel Following Darkness is published.
James Stephens' novel The Crock of Gold is published.
All-Ireland Senior Football Championship 1912 Winners: Louth
All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship 1912 Winners: Kilkenny
Bohemians are re-admitted to the Irish Football League after resigning the previous year. Tritonville, another Dublin side, joins the League, but lasts just one season.
Ken McArthur, born in Dervock, County Antrim, wins the marathon race at the 1912 Summer Olympics for South Africa.
8 January - James Brophy, cricketer (died 1994).
5 February - Desmond Surfleet, cricketer (died 2006).
14 February - Joseph Brennan, Fianna Fáil TD, Cabinet Minister and Ceann Comhairle of Dáil Éireann (died 1980).
22 March - Wilfrid Brambell, actor (died 1985).
27 April - Tommy Breen, international soccer player (died 1988).
29 April - Terence de Vere White, lawyer, novelist and biographer (died 1994).
9 June - Patrick Mulligan, Bishop of Clogher 1970-1979 (died 1990).
12 July - Mick Mackey, Limerick hurler and first recipient of the GAA All-Time All-Star Award (Hurling) (died 1982).
9 August - Alex Stevenson, soccer player (died 1985).
18 September - Denis Farrelly, Fine Gael TD and senator (died 1974).
12 November - Donagh MacDonagh, writer and judge (died 1968).
1 December - Micheál Cranitch, Fianna Fáil politician, Cathaoirleach of Seanad Éireann in 1973. (died 1999).
25 December - Micheál Ó Móráin, Fianna Fáil TD and Cabinet Minister (died 1983).
Gerald Goldberg, lawyer, Fianna Fáil politician and first Jewish Lord Mayor of Cork (died 2003).
Jimmy Kelly, soccer player (died 1970).
Brendan Menton Sr., soccer administrator and president of the Football Association of Ireland (died 2002).
Denis O'Conor Don, hereditary chief of the O'Conor Don sept (died 2000).
Tommy Potts, fiddle player (died 1988).
Jimmy Warnock, boxer (died 1987).
30 January - John Philip Nolan, soldier, landowner and politician (born 1838).
21 February - Osborne Reynolds, engineer and prominent innovator in the understanding of fluid dynamics (born 1842).
20 April - Bram Stoker, writer and author of Dracula (born 1847).
28 April - Michael Thomas Stenson, politician in Canada (born 1838).
19 December - Thomas Brennan, a founder and joint first secretary of the Irish National Land League (born 1853).
Henry Allan, painter (born 1865).
Justin McCarthy, politician, historian and novelist (born 1830).
1912 in Ireland Wikipedia
Events from the year 1912 in Ireland.