19th September – Deaths & Events in Northern Ireland Troubles

Key Events & Deaths on this day in Northern Ireland Troubles

19th  September

Friday 19 September 1975

[Public Records 1975 – Released 1 January 2006: Note which discusses the Constitutional Convention and in particular proposals by William Craig, then a member of the United Ulster Unionist Council (UUUC), for a voluntary coalition with the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP).]

Tuesday 19 September 1989

The Board of the International Fund for Ireland announced that £4 million would be spent on urban development grants in 30 ‘disadvantaged’ towns.

Tuesday 19 September 1995

David Trimble, then leader of the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP), held his first meeting as party leader with John Major, then British Prime Minister. Trimble also had a meeting with Tony Blair, then leader of the Labour Party. A delegation from the Ulster Democratic Party (UDP) travelled to Dublin for a meeting with John Bruton, then Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister), and Dick Spring, then Tánaiste (deputy Irish Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs).

Saturday 19 September 1998

Gerry Kelly, a senior member of Sinn Féin (SF), warned of a looming crisis in the peace process if Unionists insisted that prior disarmament was the “bottom line” before SF would be allowed to enter an Executive. Kelly said Unionists were “generating unrealisable expectations” that decommissioning was about to happen.

Wednesday 19 September 2001

There were disturbances in the Strand Road area of Derry as a crowd of up to 200 people clashed with Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) officers at 2.00am (02.00BST). Two RUC officers were injured and ambulance personnel were also attacked. Four people were arrested for public order offences.

The Loyalist protest at the Holy Cross Girls’ Primary School continued. The Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) arrested eight men for public order offences related to the school protest.

Tony Blair, then British Prime Minister, and Bertie Ahern, then Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister), met to discuss the difficulties in the peace process and the deadline (22 September 2001) for the election, or re-election, of a First Minister and Deputy First Minister to the Northern Ireland Assembly. Mark Durkan (41), then Minister of Finance and Personnel, announced his intention of standing for the leadership of the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) at the party’s annual conference in November 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.

  5 People lost their lives on the 19th  September  between 1976 – 1991


19 September 1976
Joseph Paton,  (64)

Status: Civilian (Civ),

Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Died four days after being injured in bomb attack on Belfast Telegraph building, Little Donegall Street, Belfast. Inadequate warning given.


19 September 1979

Edward Jones,   (60)

Status: Prison Officer (PO),

Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot while driving his car away from Crumlin Road Prison, Belfast.


19 September 1981

Eugene Mulholland,  (25)

Status: Civilian (Civ),

Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Shot from passing car while walking along Ormeau Road, Belfast.


19 September 1983

Lilly McCollum,  (61)

Status: Civilian (Civ),

Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Died two months after being injured by a booby trap bomb, hidden in outbuilding at her Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR) member brother’s farm, Tullylagen, near Cookstown, County Tyrone. She was injured on 9 July 1983.


19 September 1991

Haldane, John (54)

Status: Civilian (Civ),

Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot at his workplace, McCue, Dick & Co, Duncrue Street, Belfast. Contractor to British Army (BA) / Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC).


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