July 5, 1999 |
In a land where religion and intolerance often walk hand in hand, the peaceful march by members of the Protestant Orange Order that took place Sunday was no small feat. The peace was carefully scripted, to be sure, secured by miles of barbed wire, hundreds of soldiers and police, and a ban on parading through a Roman Catholic neighborhood.
September 27, 1989 |
Northern Ireland's security forces were hit by another intelligence leak scandal today when a former British soldier sent a newspaper details of 50 Irish Republican Army suspects. "I was a serving soldier in Northern Ireland. I just thought I would let you see how easy it is to obtain these photographs. I only kept them as a souvenir," he told the Daily Record newspaper in an anonymous note sent with the list.
June 29, 1988 |
A bomb exploded Tuesday under a school bus carrying at least a dozen children, injuring a 15-year-old girl and the driver, police said. The outlawed Irish Republican Army claimed responsibility. Several other children sustained minor cuts and bruises and were treated for shock at a hospital and later released, police said. At the time of the explosion at 8 a.m.
November 24, 1987
More than 6,500 troops and police hunted for a massive Irish Republican Army weapons cache believed smuggled into the Irish Republic in four boatloads from the Mediterranean region in the last two years. Irish Justice Minister Gerry Collins said three shipments were loaded off the islands of Malta and Gozo and one was loaded off the shores of Libya. However, he said there was no proof that Libya was the supplier.
October 23, 1997 |
Anthony Kelly, a convicted IRA killer who escaped from Northern Ireland's top-security prison in a mass breakout 14 years ago, was arrested by Irish detectives at his home in Letterkenny, 10 miles from Northern Ireland, where he had been living openly. He was escorted to a Dublin court, where Northern Ireland police filed papers seeking his extradition. Legal battles to extradite Irish Republican Army figures from the Irish Republic to Northern Ireland have long soured Anglo-Irish relations.