The History of Northern Ireland (Part 3)

Northern Ireland: Armagh - Belfast - Derry

Historical Events

Events 201 - 223 of 223

  • 1998-12-26 Severe gales over Ireland, northern England, and southern Scotland cause widespread disruption and widespread power outages in Northern Ireland and southern Scotland
  • 1999-12-02 The United Kingdom devolves political power in Northern Ireland to the Northern Ireland Executive
  • 2001-01-24 Northern Ireland Secretary Peter Mandelson resigns
  • 2001-10-23 The Provisional Irish Republican Army of Northern Ireland commences disarmament after peace talks
  • 2002-02-14 Fishing vessel Tullaghmurray Lass sinks off the coast of Kilkeel, County Down, Northern Ireland killing three members of the same family on board
  • 2005-07-28 The Provisional Irish Republican Army call an end to their thirty year long armed campaign in Northern Ireland

Historic Event

2007-05-08 A new Northern Ireland Executive is formed with Ian Paisley (Democratic Unionist Party) as First Minister and Martin McGuinness (Sinn Féin) as Deputy First Minister

  • 2007-07-31 Operation Banner, the presence of the British Army in Northern Ireland, and longest-running British Army operation ever, comes to an end

British Golf Open

2011-07-17 British Open Men's Golf, Royal St George's GC: Darren Clarke of Northern Ireland claims his only major title; wins by 3 strokes from American pair Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson.

  • 2012-08-12 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Kiawah Island Golf Resort: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland wins by 8 strokes from Englishman David Lynn
  • 2014-07-20 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Liverpool GC: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland wins wire-to-wire by 2 from Sergio Garcia & Rickie Fowler
  • 2014-08-10 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Valhalla GC: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland wins his second PGA C'ship by 1 shot from Phil Mickelson
  • 2015-09-10 Northern Ireland's First Minister Peter Robinson resigns in wake of IRA supposed killing of Kevin McGuigan
  • 2016-09-25 Tour Championship Men's Golf, East Lake GC: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland wins in a playoff with Kevin Chappell & Ryan Moore; biggest winner's prize in golf, US$10m

Historic Event

2017-06-26 Theresa May's UK Conservative minority party strike deal to govern with Northern Ireland's DUP with guarantee of 1 billion funding

  • 2018-10-16 Man Booker Prize is won by Anna Burns' "Milkman", the first winner from Northern Ireland
  • 2019-03-17 PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland wins biggest cheque in golf ($2.25m) by 1 stroke from Jim Furyk
  • 2019-04-18 Irish Journalist Lyra McKee shot to death covering riots in Derry, Northern Ireland with dissident republican group the New IRA claiming responsibility
  • 2019-07-09 Northern Ireland MPs vote to extend same-sex marriage and make abortion legal to bring it in line with rest of UK
  • 2019-08-25 Tour Championship, Men's Golf, East Lake GC: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland wins by 4 strokes from Xander Schauffele; biggest winner's prize in golf, US$15m

Historic Event

2019-10-17 UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announces new Brexit deal with the EU, removes the Northern Ireland backstop clause

  • 2019-10-22 Legislation for Northern Ireland legalizing same-sex marriage and abortion comes into effect

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