6th June – Deaths & Events in Northern Ireland Troubles

Key Events & Deaths on this day in Northern Ireland Troubles

6th June

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Monday 6 June 1983

The State Department in the United States of America (USA) refused an application for a visitors visa by Bernadette McAliskey (formerly Bernadette Devlin).

Wednesday 6 June 1990

A former member of the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) and his wife were killed in an Irish Republican Army (IRA) bobby trap bomb in Belfast.

Sunday 6 June 1993

The Ministry of Defence announced that, as from October 1993, women soldiers would be armed with SA80 rifles.

Tuesday 6 June 1995

Michael Ancram, then Political Development Minister at the Northern Ireland Office (NIO), and Gerry Adams, then President of Sinn Féin (SF), shook hands in public at an international conference on peace and reconciliation in Belfast.

Friday 6 June 1997

General Election in Republic of Ireland

There was a general election in the Republic of Ireland.

[When the count was finished the ruling coalition government of Fine Gael, Labour, and Democratic Left, obtained 77 seats but was defeated by a coalition of Fianna Fáil, Progressive Democrats, and a number of independents, who obtained 81 seats.

Sinn Féin (SF) won its first seat in the Daíl since its decision in 1986 to end its policy of abstentionism. The incoming government was led by Bertie Ahern who became the new Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister). On 26 June 1997 Ahern finished appointment of his cabinet.]

The Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) proposed ignoring the question of decommissioning so long as SF were excluded from the talks. David Trimble, then leader of the UUP, said that SF could only enter talks when the Irish Republican Army (IRA) had called a ceasefire and handed over some of its weapons.

The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) derided the Northern Ireland Women’s Coalition (NIWC) as being comprised of “feckless women” with “limited intellect”.

 

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Remembering all innocent victims of the Troubles

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

“To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die

– Thomas Campbell

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.

6 People lost their lives on the 6th June  between 1972 – 1991

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06 June 1972
Gorge Lee   (22)

nfNI
Status: British Army (BA),

Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot by sniper while on British Army (BA) foot patrol, Ballymurphy Parade, Ballymurphy, Belfast.

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06 June 1972
Charles Coleman  (29)

nfNI
Status: British Army (BA),

Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot by sniper while on British Army (BA) mobile patrol, Tullymore Gardens, Andersonstown, Belfast.

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06 June 1979
Alexander Gore   (23)

Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR),

Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot during gun attack on Malone British Army (BA) base, Malone Road, Belfast.

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06 June 1990
James Sefton   (65)

Protestant
Status: ex-Royal Ulster Constabulary (xRUC),

Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed, together with his wife, by booby trap bomb attached to their car, which exploded shortly after leaving their home, while driving along Ballygomartin Road, Belfast.

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06 June 1990
Ellen Sefton  (65)

Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ),

Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed, together with her former Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) member husband, by booby trap bomb attached to their car, which exploded shortly after leaving their home, while driving along Ballygomartin Road, Belfast

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06 June 1991
Ruairi Finnis   (21)

Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA),

Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Found shot behind row of shops, Central Drive, Creggan, Derry. Alleged informer.

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