KEY EVENTS
(major events during the Northern Ireland conflict - listed chronologically)

 

 

Derry March - 5th of October 1968
Derry March
(5 October 1968)

 

People's Democracy March
People's Democracy March
(1 - 4 January 1969)

 

Deployment of British Troops
Deployment of British Troops
(14 August 1969)

 

Internment
Interment
(1971 - 1975)

 

Bloody Sunday
'Bloody Sunday'
(30 January 1972)

 

Direct Rule
Introduction of Direct Rule
(30 March 1972)

 

Bloody Friday
'Bloody Friday'
(21 July 1972)

 

Sunningdale Agreement
Sunningdale Agreement
(6 - 9 December 1973)

 

 

Dublin and Monaghan bombs
Dublin and Monaghan bombs
(17 May 1974)

 

IRA Truce
IRA Truce
(9 February 1975 - 23 January 1976)

 

Constitutional Convention
Constitutional Convention
(8 May 1975 - 5 March 1976)

 

 

Northern Ireland Assembly
Northern Ireland Assembly
(November 1982 - June 1986)

 

Anglo-Irish Agreement
Anglo-Irish Agreement
(15 November 1985)

 

Brooke / Mayhew Talks
Brooke / Mayhew Talks
(April 1991 - November 1992)

 

Good Friday Agreement
Peace Process
(1993 - 2007)

 

Omagh Bombing
Omagh Bomb
(15 August 1998)

 

 

 


The above links provide information and source material on key events in the history of the Northern Ireland Conflict. A similar layout has been adopted for Key Issues. These two sections, together with the Background Information on the conflict, will be helpful to those researching, teaching, or studying topics within this subject.

The basic structure for each of the Key Events is the same. Those consulting a particular event will find: a set of main web pages, a selected reading list, a summary, a chronology, background information, and a list of source material. Users can also find details of organisations and individuals who were prominent during the particular events by clicking on the background to the conflict.

CAIN would welcome contributions in the form of articles or source material from individuals or organisations. Anyone considering making a contribution should consult the CAIN guidelines to preparing such material, and the list of contributors which contains details of the subjects covered to date.