12th June – Deaths & Events in Northern Ireland Troubles

Key Events & Deaths on this day in Northern Ireland Troubles

12th  June

Tuesday 12 June 1973

Railway Road bomb 1973.jpeg

Six Protestant civilians, aged between 60 and 76, were killed when a car-bomb exploded in Railway Road, Coleraine.

Colrain bomb victims June 12th 1973 Collage with text resized 250

The attack was carried out by the Irish Republican Army (IRA) who had given an inadequate warning of the bomb. A Catholic civilian was shot dead by the British Army in Belfast.

See Coleraine Bombing 12th June 1973

Thursday 12 June 1975

Two members of the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) were killed when a bomb they were transporting by car exploded prematurely in Great Patrick Street, Belfast.

Thursday 12 June 1980

The Irish Republican Army (IRA) carried out a car bomb attack on Markethill, County Armagh, which seriously damaged property in the centre of the town.

Friday 12 June 1981

The British government published proposals to change the Representation of the People Act making it impossible for prisoners to stand as candidates for election to parliament.

 See 1981 Hunger Strike

Thursday 12 June 1986

Security forces in France arrested five people following a major arms find.

Wednesday 12 June 1991

David Dinkins, then Mayor of New York, United States of America (USA), signed a law which would stop companies in the State of New York from doing business with Northern Ireland firms that did not comply with the MacBride principles.

Friday 12 June 1992

Strand One of Talks Deadlocked

The parties involved in the political talks (later known as the Brooke / Mayhew talks) agreed to begin work on Strand Two and Strand Three of the process even though discussions on Strand One were at a standstill.

Monday 12 June 1995

Anti-terrorism legislation was renewed for another year at Westminster.

During the debate Patrick Mayhew, then Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, announced that an independent review into emergency legislation would be established.

Thursday 12 June 1997

The main two morning newspapers in Northern Ireland, the Newsletter which is mainly read by unionists and the Irish News which is mainly read by nationalists, joined together to publish a joint editorial on their front pages. The editorial called for an agreement on the Drumcree parade scheduled for Sunday 6 July 1997.

The suggestion by the two papers was that the Garvaghy Road residents would allow the 1997 parade to proceed while the Orange Order would agree to reroute the 1998 parade away from the Garvaghy Road.

[This proposal was eventually rejected.]

A public meeting of the Parades Commission in Portadown, County Armagh, was disrupted by hecklers

Saturday 12 June 1999

In the Republic of Ireland Sinn Féin made significant gains in the local elections. The party increased its vote from 2.1 per cent in the 1991 local elections to 3.5 per cent and trebled the level of its representation to 21 seats.

 

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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.

13 People lost their lives on the 12th June between 1972 – 1988

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12 June 1972
Alan Giles  (24)

nfNI
Status: British Army (BA),

Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot during gun battle, Ardoyne, Belfast.

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12 June 1973


 Francis Campbell   (70)

Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ),

Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in car bomb explosion, Railway Road, Coleraine, County Derry. Inadequate warning given

See Coleraine Bombing 12th June 1973

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12 June 1973


Dinah Campbell   (72)

Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ),

Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in car bomb explosion, Railway Road, Coleraine, County Derry. Inadequate warning given.

See Coleraine Bombing 12th June 1973

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12 June 1973


Elizabeth Craigmile  (76)

Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ),

Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in car bomb explosion, Railway Road, Coleraine, County Derry. Inadequate warning given.

See Coleraine Bombing 12th June 1973

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12 June 1973


Nan Davis  (60)

Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ),

Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in car bomb explosion, Railway Road, Coleraine, County Derry. Inadequate warning given.

See Coleraine Bombing 12th June 1973

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12 June 1973


Robert Scott   (72)

Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ),

Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in car bomb explosion, Railway Road, Coleraine, County Derry. Inadequate warning given

See Coleraine Bombing 12th June 1973

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12 June 1973


Elizabeth Palmer   (60)

Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ),

Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed in car bomb explosion, Railway Road, Coleraine, County Derry. Inadequate warning given.

See Coleraine Bombing 12th June 1973

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12 June 1973
Anthony Mitchell  (38)

Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ),

Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot while walking past Springfield Road British Army (BA) / Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) base, Belfast.

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12 June 1975
 James McGregor   (28)

Protestant
Status: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF),

Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Killed in premature bomb explosion, while travelling in car, Great Patrick Street, Belfast.

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12 June 1975
Thomas Chapman  (28)

Protestant
Status: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF),

Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Killed in premature bomb explosion, while travelling in car, Great Patrick Street, Belfast.

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12 June 1976


Liam Prince   (26)

Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ),

Killed by: British Army (BA)
Shot while travelling in his car at British Army (BA) Vehicle Check Point (VCP), near Forkhill, County Armagh.

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12 June 1987


Joseph McIlwaine  (20)

Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR),

Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot at his workplace, Aberdelgy Golf Club, Lambeg, near Lisburn, County Antrim

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12 June 1988


William Totten   (46)

Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ),

Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Shot outside his friend’s home, Cavehill Road, Belfast.

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