Republican Hunger Strike 1981

Sunday 1 March 1981 1981 Hunger Strike Began Bobby Sands, then leader of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) in the Maze Prison, refused food and so began a new hungry strike . The choice of the start date was significant because it marked the fifth anniversary of the ending of special category status (1 March 1976). … Continue reading Republican Hunger Strike 1981

60 Films about the “Troubles “

Below is a comprehensive list of 60 films about the “Troubles” and  Republican/Loyalist paramilitaries . The list includes background information on  the movies and where possible I have included clips ( and full movies)  and original movie posters when available. Many of the movies included will be familiar to most  readers, however there are some obscure … Continue reading 60 Films about the “Troubles “

60 Films about the Troubles/Northern Ireland

Below is a comprehensive list of 60 films about the “Troubles” and  Republican/Loyalist paramilitaries . The list includes background information on  the movies and where possible I have included clips ( and full movies)  and original movie posters when available. Many of the movies included will be familiar to most  readers, however there are some obscure … Continue reading 60 Films about the Troubles/Northern Ireland

30th July Deaths & Events in Northern Ireland Troubles

3oth July Key Events & Deaths on this day in Northern Ireland Troubles Thursday 30 July 1970 There were further riots in Belfast. Monday 30 July 1990 Ian Gow Killed Ian Gow, then the Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) for Eastbourne, was killed outside his home by an Irish Republican Army (IRA) bomb that had … Continue reading 30th July Deaths & Events in Northern Ireland Troubles

23rd July – Deaths & Events in Northern Ireland Troubles

Key Events & Deaths on this day in Northern Ireland Troubles 23rd July Thursday 23 July 1970 A ban on parades and public processions until January 1971 was announced by the Stormont government Friday 23 July 1971 The British Army (BA) carried out early morning raids across Northern Ireland and arrested 48 people. Thursday 23 … Continue reading 23rd July – Deaths & Events in Northern Ireland Troubles

19th July – Deaths & Events in Northern Ireland Troubles

Key Events & Deaths on this day in Northern Ireland Troubles 19th July ——————————– Sunday 19 July 1981 Those Republican prisoners taking part in the hunger strike rejected attempts by the International Committee of the Red Cross to act a mediators with the British government. See 1981 Hunger Strike Monday 19 July 1982 James Prior, … Continue reading 19th July – Deaths & Events in Northern Ireland Troubles

14th July – Deaths & Events in Northern Ireland Troubles

Key Events & Deaths on this day in Northern Ireland Troubles 14th July —————————————– Wednesday 14 July 1971 A British soldier was shot dead in Belfast. Richard Barton Friday 14 July 1972 Six people were shot and killed in separate incidents in Belfast. Three were British Army soldiers, two were members of the Irish Republican … Continue reading 14th July – Deaths & Events in Northern Ireland Troubles

10th July – Deaths & Events in Northern Ireland Troubles

Key Events & Deaths on this day in Northern Ireland Troubles 10th July ——————————— Monday 10 July 1972 William Whitelaw, then Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, admitted that secret talks had taken place with the Irish Republican Army (IRA). [ Law Order. ] Wednesday 10 August 1977 The Irish Republican Army (IRA) planted a … Continue reading 10th July – Deaths & Events in Northern Ireland Troubles

9th July – Deaths & Events in Northern Ireland Troubles

Key Events & Deaths on this day in Northern Ireland Troubles 9th July ————————————– Tuesday 9 July 1974 Announcement of End to Internment Merlyn Rees, then Secretary of Sate for Northern Ireland, announced at Westminster that Internment would be gradually phased out. [The Barron Report (published on 15 December 2003) revealed that the Garda Síochána … Continue reading 9th July – Deaths & Events in Northern Ireland Troubles

19th June – Deaths & Events in Northern Ireland Troubles

Key Events & Deaths on this day in Northern Ireland Troubles 19th June ——————————————– Monday 19 June 1972 Desmond Mackin (37), a Catholic civilian, was shot dead by the Provisional Irish Republican Army (PIRA) in the Cracked Cup Social Club, Leeson Street, Lower Falls, Belfast. Mackin was involved in an altercation with PIRA members, part … Continue reading 19th June – Deaths & Events in Northern Ireland Troubles