2nd August – Deaths & Events in Northern Ireland Troubles

2nd August Key Events & Deaths on this day in Northern Ireland Troubles   Monday 2 August 1976 Cornelius Neeson (49), a Catholic civilian, was killed with an axe as he walked home along the Cliftonville Road, Belfast. Members of he Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) gang known as the ‘Shankill Butchers’ were responsible for the … Continue reading 2nd 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

28th July – Deaths & Events in Northern Ireland Troubles

28th July Key events & Deaths on this day in Northern Ireland Troubles Saturday 28 July 1984 Martin Galvin, then leader of NORAID (Irish Northern Aid Committee), was banned from entering the United Kingdom (UK). [Despite the ban Galvin appeared at rallies in Derry (9 August 1984) and Belfast (12 August 1984) where a Catholic … Continue reading 28th July – Deaths & Events in Northern Ireland Troubles

24th July – Deaths & Events in Northern Ireland Troubles

Key Events & Deaths on this day in Northern Ireland Troubles 24th July Saturday 24 August 1968 First Civil Rights March The Campaign for Social Justice (CSJ), the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association (NICRA), and a number of other groups, held the first ‘civil rights march’ in Northern Ireland from Coalisland to Dungannon. Loyalists organised … Continue reading 24th July – Deaths & Events in Northern Ireland Troubles

20th July – Deaths & Events in Northern Ireland Troubles

Key Events & Deaths on this day in Northern Ireland Troubles 20th July ————————————- Saturday 20 July 1974 The Ulster Defence Association (UDA) stepped down as a member of the Ulster Workers’ Council (UWC) and the Ulster Loyalist Central Co-ordinating Committee. The UDA also issued an invitation to representatives of the Catholic community to hold … Continue reading 20th July – Deaths & Events in Northern Ireland Troubles

7th July – Deaths & Events in Northern Ireland Troubles

Key Events & Deaths on this day in Northern Ireland Troubles 7th July ————————————- Friday 7 July 1972 Secret Talks Between IRA and British Government Gerry Adams, who had been released from detention for the purpose, was part of a delegation who went to London for talks with the British Government. The Irish Republican Army … Continue reading 7th July – Deaths & Events in Northern Ireland Troubles

6th July – Deaths & Events in Northern Ireland Troubles

Key Events & Deaths on this day in Northern Ireland Troubles 6th July —————————————– Monday 6 July 1970 Patrick  Hillery, then Irish Minister for External Affairs, paid an unofficial visit to the Falls Road area of Belfast. The visit was criticised by Chichester-Clark, then Northern Ireland Prime Minister, and by the British government. Tuesday 6 … Continue reading 6th July – Deaths & Events in Northern Ireland Troubles

3rd July – Deaths & Events in Northern Ireland Troubles

Key Events & Deaths on this day in Northern Ireland Troubles 3rd July —————————————- Wednesday 3 July 1968 As part of a series of protests against housing conditions in Derry, the Derry Housing Action Committee (DHAC) held a sit-down protest on the newly opened second deck of the Craigavon Bridge in the city. Friday 3 … Continue reading 3rd July – Deaths & Events in Northern Ireland Troubles

Drumcree Conflict – What’s it all about?

  The Drumcree conflict or Drumcree standoff is an ongoing dispute over yearly parades in the town of Portadown, Northern Ireland. The Orange Order (a Protestant, unionist organization) insists that it should be allowed to march its traditional route to-and-from Drumcree Church (see map). ——————————— – Disclaimer – The views and opinions expressed in this blog post are … Continue reading Drumcree Conflict – What’s it all about?