16th June – Deaths & Events in Northern Ireland Troubles

Key Events & Deaths on this day in Northern Ireland Troubles

16th June

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Friday 16 June 1972

Edward_Daly_Bloody_Sunday

John Johnson (59), who had been shot twice on ‘Bloody Sunday’ (30 January 1972), died. His family was convinced that he died prematurely and that his death was a result of the injuries he received and the trauma he underwent on that day.

See Bloody Sunday

Thursday 16 June 1977

The Fianna Fáil (FF) party won the general election in the Republic of Ireland. FF had a majority of 20 seats. Jack Lynch became the new Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister).

Friday 16 June 1978

Kevin Dyer (26), a Catholic civilian, was found beaten to death on a rubbish tip at Glencairn Road, Belfast. He had been killed by Loyalists.

Monday 16 June 1980

Brooks Richards was appointed as security co-ordinator for Northern Ireland.

Wednesday 16 June 1993

John Major, then British Prime Minister, and Albert Reynolds, then Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister), held a meeting in London and both called for talks between the Northern Ireland political parties to be resumed.

Thursday 16 June 1994

Three UVF Members Shot by INLA

The Irish National Liberation Army (INLA) carried out a gun attack on a group of Loyalists on the Shankill Road, west Belfast. Two members of the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) were shot.

One died at the scene, and the second died on 9 July 1994.

A Protestant civilian was also mortally injured and died on 17 June 1984. A fourth man was injured in the attack.

[The UVF carried out a series of ‘revenge’ attacks over the coming days and killed 9 people – 7 Catholic civilians and 2 Protestant civilians mistakenly believed to be Catholics.]

Monday 16 June 1997

Two RUC Officers Killed by IRA

     

John Graham & John Graham

Roland John Graham (34), a Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) officer, and David Andrew Johnston (30), a RUC reserve officer, were shot dead in Lurgan, County Armagh.

The two officers were shot from close range from behind. The Irish Republican Army (IRA) admitted responsibility for the killings. The two men were survived by five children.

[The RUC officers were the first to be killed by the IRA since the ending of its ceasefire on 9 February 1996.]

  

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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.

9  People lost their lives on the 16th  June between 1972 – 1997

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16 June 1972
Charles Connor  (32)

Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ),

Killed by: Ulster Defence Association (UDA)
Found shot Minnowburn, Shaw’s Bridge, Belfast.

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16 June 1973
Daniel Rouse   (17)

Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ),

Killed by: Ulster Freedom Fighters (UFF)
Found shot at the side of Dunmurry Lane, Dunmurry, near Belfast, County Antrim

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16 June 1978


Robert Struthers   (19)

Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), K

illed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty reservist. Shot at his workplace, Foyle Street, Derry.

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16 June 1986
Terence McKeever   (30)

Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ),

Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Found shot at Mullaghduff, near Cullyhanna, County Armagh. Contractor to British Army (BA) / Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) .

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16 June 1994


Colin Craig   (31)

Protestant
Status: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF),

Killed by: Irish National Liberation Army (INLA)
Shot while standing outside shop, junction of Spiers Place and Shankill Road, Belfast.

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16 June 1994
David Hamilton  (43)

Protestant
Status: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF),

Killed by: Irish National Liberation Army (INLA)
Shot while standing outside shop, junction of Spiers Place and Shankill Road, Belfast. He died 17 June 1994

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16 June 1994

Mural for Trevor King


Trevor King   (41)

Protestant
Status: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF),

Killed by: Irish National Liberation Army (INLA)
Shot while standing outside shop, junction of Spiers Place and Shankill Road, Belfast. He died 9 July 1994.

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16 June 1997


John Graham   (34)

Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot, while on Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) foot patrol, Church Walk, Lurgan, County Armagh.

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16 June 1997


David Johnston   (30)

Protestant
Status: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC),

Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot, while on Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) foot patrol, Church Walk, Lurgan, County Armagh.

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