The History of Northern Ireland (Part 3)

Northern Ireland: Armagh - Belfast - Derry

Historical Events

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Battle of InterestOmagh Bombing

1998-08-15 Omagh bombing in Northern Ireland, the worst terrorist incident of The Troubles, kills 29 people and injures about 220

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A man and a child (who both survived) stand next to the car bomb in Omagh, Northern Ireland, that exploded shortly after, killing 29 people. The photographer did not survive.
A man and a child (who both survived) stand next to the car bomb in Omagh, Northern Ireland, that exploded shortly after, killing 29 people. The photographer did not survive.
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  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

First Minister of Northern Ireland Ian Paisley
First Minister of Northern Ireland
Ian Paisley
Sinn Féin Leader Martin McGuinness
Sinn Féin Leader
Martin McGuinness
  • 2007-07-01 Smoking is banned from English public places and all the UK after earlier bans in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
  • 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

Sport awardBritish 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

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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

British Prime Minister Theresa May
British Prime Minister
Theresa May
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson
British Prime Minister
Boris Johnson
  • 2019-10-22 Legislation for Northern Ireland legalizing same-sex marriage and abortion comes into effect

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