1960s|President: Seán T. O'Kelly
Taoiseach: Éamon de Valera (FF)
3 January - William Joyce, alias Lord Haw Haw, is hanged in Wandsworth Prison for treason.
7 January - The Minister for Education, Thomas Derrig, announces that because refugee children who arrived in Ireland during the war do not have a sufficient knowledge of the Irish language they cannot obtain the Leaving Certificate.
21 January - Work starts on a comprehensive Irish-English dictionary.
4 February - It is announced that George Bernard Shaw is to be awarded the freedom of Dublin.
17 June - Aer Lingus inaugurates a Dublin-Paris air service.
6 July - A new republican political party, Clann na Poblachta, is formed in Dublin.
25 July - Éamon de Valera's motion to apply for membership of the United Nations is accepted in the Dáil.
6 August - On the first anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing, Captain Bob Lewis, the co-pilot of the Enola Gay, the aircraft which dropped the bomb, arrives at Shannon Airport, completing his first flight as a civil aviation pilot.
12 August - A plane bringing 23 French Girl Guides to Dublin crashes into the side of Djouce in the Wicklow Mountains.
29 August - George Bernard Shaw is honoured by being made a freeman of Dublin.
2 September - The Emergency Powers Act 1939 expires. The Defence Forces (Requisitions of Emergency) Order, 1940, is also revoked by Order (signed 28 August) with effect from this date.
September - The Marine Service is formally disbanded and replaced by the Naval Service as a permanent component of the Irish Defence Forces.
6 October - Seventy primary school teachers protest about low pay on the pitch at Croke Park at half-time during the Kerry-Roscommon All-Ireland Football Final.
22 November - Walt Disney arrives in Dublin. He has a meeting with the Irish Folklore Commission to further his investigation of leprechauns for a forthcoming film.
18 December - The government announces the release of 24 internees, including Brendan Behan.
5 August - Frank Carney's religious melodrama The Righteous are Bold opens at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, where it runs for an unprecedented 14 weeks.
Denis Devlin publishes his Lough Derg and Other Poems in New York.
Patrick Kavanagh publishes his poem "On Raglan Road" (under the title "Dark Haired Miriam Ran Away") in The Irish Press (3 October).
Mervyn Wall publishes his first novel, The Unfortunate Fursey.
Jack Butler Yeats paints Men of Destiny and The Whistle of a Jacket.
League of Ireland
Irish Open is won by Fred Daly (Northern Ireland).
2 February - Tony Byrne, former soccer player.
2 April - Ruairi Quinn, former leader of the Labour Party and Cabinet Minister, TD for Dublin South-East.
9 April - Charlie O'Connor, Fianna Fáil TD for Dublin South-West.
15 April - Michael Neary, Archbishop of Tuam (1995 - ).
17 April - Henry Kelly, journalist, writer and television presenter.
25 April - Peter Sutherland, barrister, businessman and former politician.
May - Mary Upton, Labour Party (Ireland) TD for Dublin South-Central.
18 June - Ray Treacy, soccer player and manager.
12 July - Seán Keane, fiddle player with The Chieftains.
10 August - Jimmy Conway, soccer player.
6 August - Brendan Ryan, former Independent then Labour Party Senator.
12 September - Pat Moylan, Fianna Fáil politician, Cathaoirleach of Seanad Éireann 2007—
29 September - Michael Keating, former Fine Gael TD and Minister, Deputy Leader of the Progressive Democrats and Lord Mayor of Dublin.
2 October - Terry Conroy, soccer player.
19 October - Jim Mitchell, Fine Gael TD and Cabinet Minister (died 2002).
1 December - Gilbert O'Sullivan, pop singer/songwriter.
27 December - Joe Kinnear, soccer player and manager.
31 December - Martin Mansergh, historian and Fianna Fáil TD for Tipperary South.
Ned Byrne, former Kilkenny hurler.
BP Fallon, author and photographer.
Séamus Horgan, former Limerick hurler.
Charlie McCarthy, former Cork hurler.
Tom McGurk, poet, journalist and broadcaster.
Con Roche, former Cork hurler.
16 January - Bill O'Callaghan, Cork hurler (b. c1869).
19 January - Pádraic Ó Máille, Sinn Féin MP and TD, Fianna Fáil Senator (born 1878).
21 January - James Crowley, Sinn Féin TD, member 1st Dáil and Cumann na nGaedheal TD.
27 February - James Cecil Parke, international rugby player, tennis player, golfer and Olympic medallist (born 1881).
9 March - John J. Glennon, Roman Catholic Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Saint Louis and Cardinal (born 1862).
20 March - Frederic Trench, 3rd Baron Ashtown, peer (born 1868).
20 April - Hanna Sheehy-Skeffington, feminist, suffragette and writer (born 1877).
5 April - Martin Moffat VC, soldier, (born 1882)
22 August - John Philip Bagwell, general manager Great Northern Railway, Seanad member (born 1874).
23 August - Samuel Cunningham, politician and Irish Privy Councillor (born 1862).
28 August - Rudolph Lambart, 10th Earl of Cavan, British Army commander in World War I, later Chief of the Imperial General Staff and Field Marshal (born 1865).
20 October - William Bernard Barry, politician in the United States (born 1902).
13 November - Patrick McLane, Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania (born 1875).
16 December - Blayney Hamilton, cricketer (born 1872).
30 December - Mick Ahern, Cork hurler (born 1905).
Jack White, soldier, trade unionist, one of the co-founders of the Irish Citizen Army (born 1879).
1946 in Ireland Wikipedia
Events from the year 1946 in Ireland.