Bloody Sunday – 30 January 1972

Bloody Sunday See Bloody Friday Bloody Sunday – sometimes called the Bogside Massacre[1] – was an incident on 30 January 1972 in the Bogside area of Derry, Northern Ireland. British soldiers shot 26 unarmed civilians during a protest march against internment. Fourteen people died: thirteen were killed outright, while the death of another man four-and-a-half … Continue reading Bloody Sunday – 30 January 1972

Bloody Friday Background & Documentary – 21st July 1972

.Bloody Friday is the name given to the bombings by the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) in Belfast on 21 July 1972. Twenty-six bombs exploded in the space of eighty minutes, killing nine people (including two British soldiers) and injuring 130. The majority of these were car bombs, driven to their detonation sites that same day. … Continue reading Bloody Friday Background & Documentary – 21st July 1972

Black and Tans – The Royal Irish Constabulary Special Reserve

Black and Tans The Royal Irish Constabulary Special Reserve Background & History The Black and Tans  officially the Royal Irish Constabulary Special Reserve, was a force of temporary constables recruited to assist the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) during the Irish War of Independence. Irish War of Independence in 12 Minutes  The force was the brainchild of Winston Churchill, then British Secretary of State for War. Recruitment … Continue reading Black and Tans – The Royal Irish Constabulary Special Reserve

29th January – Deaths & Events in Northern Ireland Troubles

Key Events & Deaths on this day in Northern Ireland Troubles 29th January ——————————- Thursday 29 January 1976  Two Catholic civilians were killed in separate attacks in Belfast by Loyalist paramilitaries. Saturday 29 January 1977  The Irish Republican Army (IRA) explode seven bombs in a series of attacks in the West End of London. Friday … Continue reading 29th January – Deaths & Events in Northern Ireland Troubles

The IRA Greenbook

The IRA Greenbook The Green Book is a training and induction manual issued by the Irish Republican Army to new volunteers. It was used by the post-Irish Civil War Irish Republican Army (IRA) and Cumann na mBan, (“League of Women”), along with later incarnations such as the Provisional IRA (PIRA). It includes a statement of … Continue reading The IRA Greenbook

Raymond Gilmour – IRA Supergrass Found Dead

29th  October 2016 Raymond Gilmour IRA supergrass Raymond Gilmour found dead at home in Kent A former supergrass who infiltrated the IRA at the height of the Troubles in Northern Ireland has been found dead at his home in Kent. Raymond Gilmour, from Londonderry, was found dead by his son, according to the Belfast Telegraph. … Continue reading Raymond Gilmour – IRA Supergrass Found Dead

Operation Demetrius 9th -10th August 1971

Operation Demetrius Operation Demetrius was a British Army operation in Northern Ireland on 9–10 August 1971, during the Troubles. It involved the mass arrest and internment (imprisonment without trial) of 342 people suspected of being involved with the Irish Republican Army (IRA), which was waging a campaign for a united Ireland against the British state. … Continue reading Operation Demetrius 9th -10th August 1971

9th August – Deaths & Events in Northern Ireland Troubles

9th August Key Events & Deaths on this day in Northern Ireland Troubles Monday 9 August 1971 Internment Operation Demetrius Operation Demetrius was a British Army operation in Northern Ireland on 9–10 August 1971, during the Troubles. It involved the mass arrest and internment (imprisonment without trial) of 342 people suspected of being involved with … Continue reading 9th August – Deaths & Events in Northern Ireland Troubles