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

8th June – Deaths & Events in Northern Ireland Troubles

Key Events & Deaths on this day in Northern Ireland Troubles 8th June ———————— Tuesday 8 June 1971 General Harry Tuzo, with escorts, circa 1972 Harry Tuzo, then General Officer Commanding the British Army (BA), said that a permanent military solution to the conflict could not be achieved. Saturday 8 June 1974 The Price sisters … Continue reading 8th June – Deaths & Events in Northern Ireland Troubles

5th May – Deaths & Events in Northern Ireland Troubles

Key Events & Deaths on this day in Northern Ireland Troubles 5th May Friday 5 May 1972 ————————————- Sunday 5 May 1974 Pro-Assembly Unionists meeting in Portstewart, County Derry, announced the reformation of their group which was to use the name the Unionist Party Monday 5 May 1975 The Fair Employment (NI) Bill was introduced … Continue reading 5th May – Deaths & Events in Northern Ireland Troubles

1st August – Deaths & Events in Northern Ireland Troubles

  1st August Key Events & Deaths on this day in Northern Ireland Troubles Claudy Bomb Friday 1 August 1975 James Marks  Two Catholic civilians, Joseph Toland (78) and James Marks (42), died as a result of a gun attack on a minibus near Gilford, County Down. Marks died from his injuries on 7 January … Continue reading 1st August – Deaths & Events in Northern Ireland Troubles

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

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

8th July – Deaths & Events in Northern Ireland Troubles

Key Events & Deaths on this day in Northern Ireland Troubles 8th July ———————————— Thursday 8 July 1971 Two Men Killed by British Soldiers          Seamus Cusack  & Desmond Beattie Seamus Cusack (28), a Catholic civilian, was shot and mortally wounded by a British soldier during street disturbances at Abbey Park, in the … Continue reading 8th July – Deaths & Events in Northern Ireland Troubles

1st July – Deaths & Events in Northern Ireland Troubles

Key Events & Deaths on this day in Northern Ireland Troubles 1st July ————————————– Wednesday 1 July 1970 Reginald Maudling, then Home Secretary, paid a visit to Northern Ireland. As he boarded the flight out of Northern Ireland again he was reported to have said: “For God’s sake bring me a large Scotch. What a … Continue reading 1st July – Deaths & Events in Northern Ireland Troubles

29th June – Deaths & Events in Northern Ireland Troubles

Key Events & Deaths on this day in Northern Ireland Troubles 29th June —————————– Wednesday 29 June 1977 Two members of the British Army were shot dead by Irish Republican Army (IRA) snipers at the entrance to North Howard Street Army base, Belfast. Monday 29 June 1981 Laurence McKeown, then an Irish Republican Army (IRA) … Continue reading 29th June – Deaths & Events in Northern Ireland Troubles