The Irish Troubles

  • Londonderry March

    Londonderry March
    The Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association (NICRA) hold a march in County Londonderry, where they were violently disbanded by police officers from the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC).
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    The Irish Troubles

  • Bogside Riots

    Bogside Riots
    The Apprentice Boys march in Derry, sparking intense rioting in the Catholic 'Bogside' area. The violence of the next two days between the Bogside residents and the RUC became known as the Battle of the Bogside.
  • Operation Banner

    Operation Banner
    The intense violence of the riots prompts the British to send in army troops to try to quell them.
  • Bloody Sunday

    Bloody Sunday
    13 civilians are shot dead by the British Army during a civil rights march in Londonderry. The massacre came to be known as 'Bloody Sunday.'
  • Guildford Pub Bomings

    Guildford Pub Bomings
    The Irish Republican Army (IRA) bombs two pubs in Guildford, Surrey, as the IRA expands its campaign to mainland Britain.
  • Assassination of Lord Mountbatten

    Assassination of Lord Mountbatten
    The second cousin to Queen Elizabeth II, Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, as well as his grandson Nicholas and two others are murdered when an IRA bomb detonates while he is on his fishing boat.
  • Brighton Hotel Bombing

    Brighton Hotel Bombing
    An IRA member sets a bomb at the Grand Hotel in Brighton with the intent to kill the prime minister, Margaret Thatcher, who narrowly escapes injury.
  • Anglo-Irish Agreement

    Anglo-Irish Agreement
    Margaret Thatcher and Garret FitzGerald sign the Anglo-Irish Agreement, paving the way for cooperation between the British and Irish governments.
  • The Good Friday Agreement

    The Good Friday Agreement
    An agreement is reached between the Northern Irish and British governments regarding how Northern Ireland is to be governed, and its positon within the United Kingdom, marking the official end of the Troubles.