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Northern Ireland troubles
⟶ Updated 5 Oct 2018 ⟶
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Civil Rights March in Londonderry
Northern Ireland Parliament had been dominated by unionists for over fifty years. Tension and violence grew between the nationalists, republicans and unionists.
British troops sent to help restore order
Britsh Government suspend the Northen Ireland Parliament.
Deadliest year of the Troubles
British Agents convinced the Provisional IRA to announce a temporary ceasefire (June 26th).
Several Provisional IRA and Sinn Fein leaders travel to London for talks with Northern Ireland Secretary of State. The meeting was a disaster.
Civilian deaths increased
1974: 191 deaths 1975: 174 deaths 1976: 207 deaths
IRA short of resources
IRA leaders meet with the Northern Ireland Secretary of State
Two Republicans agreed to a ceasefire, under the assumption the British would begin a scaled withdrawal of troops. London had no intention of withdrawing its units.
Serious attempt to achieve a political accord that resolved the "Irish question". Irish government were given an advisory role in the affairs of Northern Ireland. No change to Northern Ireland's constitutional status.
IRA ceasefire in 1994
Cross-party political talks began in 1996. Bill Clinton, USA president at the time took an active role, appointing senator George Mitchell as chair of the talks process.
Good Friday Agreement
Peace deal that brought an end to the troubles. Multi-party agreement by most Northern Ireland's political parties. International agreement between the British and Irish governments.
50 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE TROUBLES
Car bomb attack in the town of Omagh. Orchestrated by a splinter group who opposed the IRA's ceasefire. The attack killed 29 people.
Northern Ireland Troubles
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