24th August – Deaths & Events in Northern Ireland Troubles

24th   August

Key Events & Deaths on this day in Northern Ireland Troubles

 

Sunday 24 August 1975

Two Catholic civilians were abducted and shot dead by the Protestant Action Force (PAF), a covername used by the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF). The shootings happened near Newtownhamilton, County Armagh.

Sunday 24 August 1975

Two Catholic civilians were abducted and shot dead by the Protestant Action Force (PAF), a covername used by the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF). The shootings happened near Newtownhamilton, County Armagh.

Monday 24 August 1981

Bernard Fox, then an Irish Republican Army (IRA) prisoner, joined the hunger strike.

Friday 24 August 2001

A shot was fired at the front door of the home of a young couple and their 18-month old son in Ballymoney Road, Ballymena, County Antrim. No one was injured in the attack which happened shortly after 1.00am (0100BST).

The Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) found a quantity of ammunition during a planned search in the Ballysally estate, Coleraine, County Derry. One man was arrested in connection with the discovery.

A man (31) appeared at Belfast Magistrates Court to answer four charges related to threatening to kill, attempting to unlawfully imprison, kidnapping, and assault causing actual bodily harm. He was remanded in custody until 21 September 2001. The charges refer to an alleged attempted abduction on the Crumlin Road in the Ardoyne area of north Belfast on Wednesday 22 August 2001. The man was arrested on Thursday 23 August 2001.

Two men who were being treated in hospital for gunshot wounds were arrested by the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC). The men had been shot and injured in separate Republican paramilitary ‘punishment’ attacks on 23 August 2001. The men were believed to have been questioned by police about the killing of man in the Shankill area of Belfast on 16 August 2001.


Remembering all innocent victims of the Troubles

Today is the anniversary of the follow  people killed as a results of the conflict in Northern Ireland

To the innocent on the list – Your memory will live forever

– To  the Paramilitaries  –

“There are many things worth living for, a few things worth dying for, but nothing worth

killing for.

8 people lost their lives on the 24th  August between 1972 – 1991

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24 August 1972
Ian Caie,   (19) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA),

Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in land mine attack on British Army (BA) mobile patrol, Moybane, near Crossmaglen, County Armagh.

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24 August 1973


Patrick Duffy,   (37)

Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ),

Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Found shot in abandoned car, Buncrana Road, Derry. Alleged informer.

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24 August 1975


Colm McCartney,  (22)

Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ),

Killed by: Protestant Action Force (PAF)
Shot while travelling in car, shortly after stopping at bogus vehicle checkpoint, Altnamackan, near Newtownhamilton, County Armagh.

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24 August 1975


Sean Farmer,  (30)

Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ),

Killed by: Protestant Action Force (PAF)
Shot while travelling in car, shortly after stopping at bogus vehicle checkpoint, Altnamackan, near Newtownhamilton, County Armagh.

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24 August 1980
Rodney McCormick,   (22)

Catholic
Status: Civilian Political Activist (CivPA),

Killed by: Ulster Defence Association (UDA)
Irish Republican Socialist Party member. Shot outside his home, Antiville, Larne, County Antrim

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24 August 1983
William Young,  (52)

Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ),

Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot at his shop, Magazine Street, Derry. Altercation with Irish Republican Army (IRA) unit.

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24 August 1985
Kieran Murray,   (28)

Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ),

Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot by sniper while travelling in car along Slate Quarry Road, near Pomeroy, County Tyrone. His vehicle mistaken for Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) civilian-type car.

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24 August 1991


Martin Watters,  (27)

Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ),

Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Found beaten to death, in River Lagan, by Queen’s Road, Lisburn, County Antrim.

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