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1925 in Ireland

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Events from the year 1925 in Ireland.



  • 11 February - In the Dáil a resolution is passed making it illegal for any citizen to secure a divorce with the right to remarry in the State.
  • 10 March - The Prime Minister of Northern Ireland, James Craig, announces the impending dissolution of the parliament. He says the election will be fought on the Boundary Commission issue.
  • 16 March - At a meeting of the Irish Boundary Commission in County Down witnesses from Newry and Kilkeel support being included in the Irish Free State.
  • 2 April - The Dublin Metropolitan Police merges with the Civic Guard under a new Act. The new organisation will be known as the Garda Síochána.
  • 3 April - The Dáil accepts the government's motion on the Shannon Power Scheme. Siemens-Schuckert will be the contractors.
  • 26 May - The Shannon Electricity Bill is passed in Dáil Éireann. £5.2 million is needed to finance the scheme.
  • 1 July - It is announced that Alexander Hull & Co., building contractors, are to re-build the General Post Office, Dublin at a cost of £50,000.
  • 9 July - In Dublin, Oonagh Keogh becomes the first female member of a stock exchange in the world.
  • 5 August - Annie Walsh becomes the last woman to be executed in Ireland; she had murdered her husband.
  • 3 December - A settlement on the boundary question between the Irish Free State and Northern Ireland is presented in London. Controversially, the commission recommends no change to the border.
  • Tuam workhouse becomes the Bon Secours Mother and Baby Home, a Magdalene asylum.
  • Arts and literature

  • 6 March - Establishment of An Gúm as part of the Department of Education by Ernest Blythe, Minister for Finance, to promote publications in Irish.
  • George Bernard Shaw is awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.
  • Peadar O'Donnell's first novel, Storm, is published.
  • Liam O'Flaherty's novel The Informer, set in Dublin in the aftermath of the Civil War, is published and wins the James Tait Black Memorial Prize in fiction.
  • Football

  • League of Ireland
  • FAI Cup
  • Gaelic Games

  • The All-Ireland Champions are Tipperary (hurling) and Galway (football)
  • Yachting

  • First Fastnet Race
  • Births

  • 1 May - Edmund Fitzgibbon, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Warri in Nigeria.
  • 17 May - Michael Herbert, Fianna Fáil TD and MEP (died 2006)
  • 27 May - Martin O'Toole, Fianna Fáil TD and senator. (died 2013)
  • 3 June - Tom Scannell, soccer player.
  • 16 June - Ian Anderson, President of the Legislative Council of the Isle of Man (died 2005).
  • 16 July - Joe Lynch, actor (died 2001).
  • 26 August - Thomas Finnegan, Bishop of Killala (1987–2002)
  • 28 August - Robin Lawler, soccer player (died 1981).
  • 1 September - Michael J. Cleary, Roman Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of Banjul, Gambia.
  • 16 September - Charles Haughey, Taoiseach and leader of Fianna Fáil (died 2006).
  • 15 September - Jerry Cronin, Fianna Fáil TD Cabinet Minister and MEP (died 1990).
  • 1 October - Brendan O'Dowda, tenor singer (died 2002).
  • 18 October - George Colley, Fianna Fáil TD, held six Ministerial posts including Tánaiste (died 1983).
  • 30 October - Reg Ryan, soccer player (died 1997).
  • 22 December - Lewis Glucksman, businessman, philanthropist, patron of the Lewis Glucksman Gallery at UCC (died 2006).
  • Full date unknown

  • Anthony Cronin, poet.
  • Willie John Daly, Cork hurler.
  • Ciaran MacMathuna, broadcaster, music collector.
  • Nick O'Donnell, Kilkenny and Wexford hurler (died 1988).
  • Maureen Potter, singer, actress and comedian (died 2004).
  • Mick Ryan, Tipperary hurler (died 2007).
  • Deaths

  • 17 February - George Sigerson, surgeon and writer, member of the 1922 Seanad.
  • 7 June - Matt Talbot, manual labourer and ascetic (born 1856).
  • 22 June - Matthew Gibney, priest, in 1880 in Australia, tended the seemingly seriously wounded Ned Kelly, heard his confession and gave him the last rites (born 1835).
  • 27 October - Darrell Figgis, writer, Sinn Féin activist and independent politician (born 1882).
  • 28 October - George W. Joy, painter (born 1844).
  • 4 November - Paddy Hannan, gold prospector whose discovery in 1893 near Kalgoorlie, Western Australia set off a gold rush (born 1840).
  • Full date unknown

  • Eglantyne Louisa Jebb, social reformer (born 1845).
  • References

    1925 in Ireland Wikipedia

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