Company Registered in Ireland
April 17: Henry Ford registers Henry Ford & Sons as a limited company.
Ford plant being built in Cork
Work continues on the new factory site at the Marina, on the site of the former Cork Racecourse.
Production in Cork up and running
July 3: The first Fordson tractor leaves the Cork plant.
Assembly of Model-T Begins
The Cork plant starts assembly of the Model-T which had been manufactured since 1908 and was regarded as the first affordable motor car for the masses.
Vehicle Assembly becomes Factory Focus
December 29: Tractor production ceases in Cork plant and assembly of vehicles becomes the primary focus in Ireland
The Fordsons factory soccer team becomes the first team from Cork to win the FAI cup
Manufacture of Model T Ends
The last Model T ever to be built in the world rolls off the Cork production line
Tractor production returns to Cork
The Marina becomes the world's largest tractor factory
Ford Open Dagenham Plant in UK
Dagenham becomes a popular place of employment for Corkonians, who earn the nickname 'Dagenham Yanks'
The 25,000th vehicle
The Cork plant celebrates the production of its 25,000th vehicle
Cork factory ceases production
Production at the Cork factory ceases as vital components became impossible to obtain during World War II. Workers produce tools for general use and equipment for the Irish Army instead.
The first post-war car assembled in Cork
A 10hp Prefect leaves the production line to become the first post-war car assembled at Cork
Henry Ford Dies
Henry Ford dies at his home in Dearborn, Michigan, aged 83. A power cut meant he died as he had been born, by candlelight.
The 75,000th Vehicle
The Ford company's longest-serving employee drives the 75,000th vehicle built at Cork since 1932 off the assembly line.
Investment in Cork Plant Announced
A £2million investment programme is announced to re-build and re-equip the assembly plant and update facilities, on its 50th anniversary.
Escort launched in Ireland
A replacement for the Anglia, two million Escorts were sold in Europe in the first six years after launch.
Capri Launched in Ireland
Intended as the continent's version of the US Mustang, nearly two million Capris were sold in its 17-year life span
Ford builds a Popemobile for John Paul II's visit to Ireland. The converted D-series truck had a platform towards the front where the pontiff could stand and greet his followers.
Rationalisation plan in Cork
A rationalisation plan sees Cork become a two-car plant, producing the two best-selling cars in Ireland, the Escort and Cortina.
Production Ceases in Cork Plant
July 13: The Cork assembly plant ceases production.
Ford launch Focus
Ford Focus is launched and named Irish and European Car of the Year.
Ford launches the Mondeo
It is Irish Car of the Year in 1994.
300 millionth vehicle
The Ford Motor Company produces its 300 millionth vehicle in its centenary year.
Ford sponsors FAI cup
Ford are named as sponsors of the FAI Cup, more than 80 years after their Cork factory team won it.
The Ancestral Home
William Clay Ford, Henry's great grandson, visits Ballinascarthy, Co. Cork with his wife and children
50th Anniversary of Ford Transit
More than eight million have been sold, making it the third best-selling van of all time.