1979 in Ireland

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Events from the year 1979 in Ireland.

Incumbents

President of Ireland position

The President of Ireland is the head of state of Ireland and the Supreme Commander of the Irish Defence Forces.

Patrick Hillery Irish politician, 6th President of Ireland

Patrick John Hillery was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician who served as the sixth President of Ireland from December 1976 to December 1990. He also served as Vice-President of the European Commission and European Commissioner for Social Affairs from 1973 to 1976, Minister for External Affairs from 1969 to 1973, Minister for Labour from 1966 to 1969, Minister for Industry and Commerce from 1965 to 1969 and Minister for Education from 1959 to 1965. He served as a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Clare constituency from 1951 to 1973.

Taoiseach Head of government (Prime Minister) of Ireland

The Taoiseach is the prime minister and head of government of Ireland. The Taoiseach is appointed by the President upon the nomination of Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Oireachtas (parliament), and must, in order to remain in office, retain the support of a majority in the Dáil.

Events

Lullymore Town in Leinster, Ireland

Lullymore is a village in County Kildare in Ireland. Loilgheach Mór translates as "a good place for a cow to calve". It is also a civil parish in the ancient barony of Offaly East. The lowest observed 20th century air temperature in Ireland, -18.8 °C was measured at Lullymore on 2 January 1979

County Kildare County in the Republic of Ireland

County Kildare is a county in Ireland. It is located in the province of Leinster and is part of the Mid-East Region. It is named after the town of Kildare. Kildare County Council is the local authority for the county which has a population of 222,504.

Whiddy Island Isle in Munster, Ireland

Whiddy Island is an island near the head of Bantry Bay, Ireland. It is approximately 5.6 km (3.5 mi) long and 2.4 km (1.5 mi) wide. The topography comprises gently-rolling glacial till, with relatively fertile soil. As late as 1880 the island had a resident population of around 450, mainly engaged in fishing and small-scale farming, but today the population has reduced to approximately 20 people. Previously home to Whiddy Island Naval Air Station the island is noted for its oil terminal facilities – and the related Whiddy Island Disaster.

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References

  1. "Temperature in Ireland". met.ie. Met Éireann . Retrieved 2012-04-24.
  2. A Chronology of Main Developments in the Central Bank of Ireland, 1943–2013 Central Bank of Ireland, 2013.
  3. "Writer and editor Kate Cruise O'Brien dies in Dublin aged 49". The Irish Times . 27 March 1997.