23rd March – Deaths & Events in Northern Ireland Troubles

Another IRA Honey Trap Killing

Belfast Child

Key Events & Deaths on this day in Northern Ireland Troubles

23rd March

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Tuesday 23 March 1971

Faulkner Became Prime Minister

Brian Faulkner succeeds as Northern Ireland Prime Minister after defeating William Craig in a Unionist Party leadership election.

[Faulkner’s tenure of office was to prove very short.]

The Local Government Boundaries (Northern Ireland) Act became law. The Act provided for the appointment of a Boundaries Commissioner to recommend the boundaries and names of district council and ward areas.

Friday 23 March 1973

IRA Honey trap Killings

IRA Honey trap 1

See Below for more details

Three members of the British Army were shot dead by the Irish Republican Army (IRA) in a house in the Antrim Road, Belfast. The soldiers had been lured to the house. A Catholic civilian was shot dead by Loyalists in Belfast.

Saturday 23 March 1974

The Ulster Workers’ Council (UWC), a new Loyalist grouping, issued a…

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