Billy Wright – Loyalist Icon? Life & Death

Billy Wright – Ulster Loyalist  7 July 1960 – 27 December 1997 ————————————————————– BILLY WRIGHT-LOYALIST HERO R.I.P ————————————————————–  – Disclaimer – The views and opinions expressed in these pages/documentaries are soley intended to educate and provide background information to those interested in the Troubles of Northern Ireland. They in no way reflect my own opinions and … Continue reading Billy Wright – Loyalist Icon? Life & Death

Mark “Swinger” Fulton: Life and Death

Mark “Swinger” Fulton (c. 1961 – 10 June 2002) was a Northern Irish loyalist. He was the leader of the Loyalist Volunteer Force (LVF), having taken over its command following the assassination of Billy Wright in the Maze Prison in 1997 by members of the Irish National Liberation Army (INLA). Fulton was alleged by journalist Susan McKay to have carried out a dozen sectarian killings in the … Continue reading Mark “Swinger” Fulton: Life and Death

Robin `The Jackal’ Jackson – Life & Death

Robert John Jackson   Robert John Jackson (27 September 1948  – 30 May 1998) ] also known as The Jackal, was a Northern Irish loyalistparamilitary who held the rank of brigadier in the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) during the period of violent ethno-nationalist  conflict in Northern Ireland known as the Troubles. He was the commander of the UVF’s Mid-Ulster Brigade from 1975 to the early 1990s, when Billy Wright took … Continue reading Robin `The Jackal’ Jackson – Life & Death

15th July – Deaths & Events in Northern Ireland Troubles

Key Events & Deaths on this day in Northern Ireland Troubles 15th July ——————————– Wednesday 15 July 1981 Humphrey Atkins, then Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, announced that representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross have been invited to carry out an investigation of prison conditions in Northern Ireland. [Over the next … Continue reading 15th July – Deaths & Events in Northern Ireland Troubles

12th July – Deaths & Events in Northern Ireland Troubles

Key Events & Deaths on this day in Northern Ireland Troubles 12th July ———————————- Saturday 12 July 1969 As the ‘marching season’ reached its height there was serious rioting in Derry, Belfast and Dungiven. Many familles in Belfast were forced to move from their homes. [The upsurge in violence followed a period of relative calm … Continue reading 12th July – Deaths & Events in Northern Ireland Troubles

28th April – Deaths & Events in Northern Ireland Troubles

Key Events & Deaths on this day in Northern Ireland Troubles                                                                                            28th April —————————– Monday 28 April 1969 As he was unable to regain the confidence of the Unionist party Terence O’Neill, then Northern Ireland Prime Minister, resigned to be replaced later by James Chichester-Clark. Monday 28 April 1975 Liam McMillan (48), then a … Continue reading 28th April – Deaths & Events in Northern Ireland Troubles

25th April – Deaths & Events in Northern Ireland Troubles

Key Events & Deaths on this day in Northern Ireland Troubles 25th April —————————————– Sunday 25 April 1971 Cenus The Northern Ireland census was held. [Various reports based on the census were published over the next few years. The total population was enumerated at 1,519,640. A large number of people (142,500) refused to state their … Continue reading 25th April – Deaths & Events in Northern Ireland Troubles

24th April – Deaths & Events in Northern Ireland Troubles

Key Events & Deaths on this day in Northern Ireland Troubles 24th April ———————————— Thursday 24 April 1969 Loyalist Bomb There was an explosion at a water pipeline between Lough Neagh and Belfast. [It was later established that the bomb was planted by Loyalists who were members of the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) and the … Continue reading 24th April – Deaths & Events in Northern Ireland Troubles

7th March – Deaths & Events in Northern Ireland Troubles

Key Events & Deaths on this day in Northern Ireland Troubles 7th March ——————————————————– Monday 7 March 1983 James Prior, then Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, announced a new anti-terrorism Bill which would have a five year life and be subject to annual review. Thursday 7 March 1985 In London two men were sentenced … Continue reading 7th March – Deaths & Events in Northern Ireland Troubles

15th January – Deaths & Events in Northern Ireland Troubles

Key Events & Deaths on this day in Northern Ireland Troubles 15th January —————————– Wednesday 15 January 1969 Terence O’Neill, then Northern Ireland Prime Minister, announced the setting up of an official inquiry into the disturbances in Derry and elsewhere. The inquiry, under the chairmanship of Lord Cameron, a Scottish judge, was asked to look … Continue reading 15th January – Deaths & Events in Northern Ireland Troubles