IRA

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DateCountryDetail
03/01/1972
Ireland An IRA bomb in a department store in Belfast injures 55 women and children
22/02/1972
United Kingdom Five women and an army priest are killed in an IRA bomb attack on army premises in Hampshire.
26/11/1972
Ireland Police foil an attempt by eight armed members of the IRA to rescue hunger striker Sean MacStiofain from a hospital in Dublin.
14/11/1973
United Kingdom Eight members of the Provisional IRA are convicted of planting bombs in London in March 1973.
27/01/1975
United Kingdom Five IRA bombs go off in London and 19 are injured in Manchester from another IRA bomb
22/09/1975
United Kingdom A series of IRA bombs explode across Northern Ireland effectively ending the ceasefire.
29/01/1977
United Kingdom Seven IRA bombs explode in London
21/06/1978
United Kingdom William Hanna was killed while walking home when shooting broke out between the British army and IRA gunmen at the Ballysillan post office depot in Belfast.
27/08/1979
Ireland Lord Louis Mountbatten is killed by an IRA bomb on his boat.
01/03/1981
United Kingdom Imprisoned IRA member Bobby Sands begins a hunger strike at the Maze prison.
10/04/1981
United Kingdom Imprisoned IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands is elected to Westminster as the MP for Fermanagh and South Tyrone.
20/07/1982
United Kingdom Two IRA bombs explode killing 11 soldiers in London.
25/09/1983
United Kingdom 134 IRA prisoners at the Maze prison escape.
08/11/1987
United Kingdom The IRA bomb Enniskillen Rememberance Day parade killing 11.
06/03/1988
Gibraltar Three members of the IRA are killed on Gibraltar by British troops.
07/03/1988
Gibraltar The IRA confirms the three people shot dead by security forces in Gibraltar yesterday were members of an active service unit.
16/03/1988
United Kingdom A gunman kills three mourners and injures at least 50 people attending a funeral for IRA members shot dead in Gibraltar.
30/09/1988
Gibraltar A court in Gibraltar rules that the killing of three unarmed members of the IRA by British soldiers was legal.
20/02/1989
United Kingdom Police are hunting two IRA bombers who attacked an army barracks at Tern Hill in Shropshire.
22/09/1989
United Kingdom An IRA bomb at an army barracks in Kent kills 11 people.
19/10/1989
United Kingdom The Guildford Four are freed after 14 years in jail for the IRA pub bombings that the Court of Appeal rules they did not commit.
07/02/1991
United Kingdom An IRA mortar bomb is fired into the garden of 10 Downing Street
15/12/1993
United Kingdom Prime ministers John Major and Albert Reynolds sign a historic declaration to bring peace to Northern Ireland. The declaration allows for Sinn Fein to join talks on the future of the province if the IRA renounces violence.
31/08/1994
United Kingdom The IRA announces a 'complete cessation of military operations'
09/03/1995
United Kingdom Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip pay a symbolic visit to Northern Ireland - their first since the IRA and Loyalist ceasefires came into the previous year.
10/02/1996
United Kingdom The IRA admit planting the bomb that exploded in the Docklands area of London the previous night.
18/02/1996
United Kingdom Three people are feared dead after a bomb explodes on a London bus, nine days after the IRA ended its ceasefire.
23/10/2001
United Kingdom The IRA announces that it has begun decommissioning its weapons.
28/07/2005
United Kingdom The IRA formally offers an end to its armed campaign and commits to pursue its objectives peacefully.
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