December 10, 2001 |
IRA supporters armed with clubs, fence posts and other makeshift weapons clashed with riot police and soldiers at three British security installations near the border with the Irish Republic. Police said 21 officers and three soldiers suffered mostly minor injuries. Four people were arrested.
April 12, 1989 |
A bomb exploded this morning in a van parked outside a border police station, killing a female shop assistant and injuring at least 30 people, police said. At least 24 civilians were hospitalized, some of them with serious injuries, and six police officers were slightly injured in the blast in the County Down seaport of Warrenpoint. The town is less than a mile from Northern Ireland's border with the Irish Republic. Police said the bomb went off without warning just before 10 a.m., heavily damaging the police station and nearby buildings in the town center.
February 12, 1990 |
Gunfire forced a British army helicopter down near the border with the Irish Republic, police said, and an anonymous caller claimed that the Irish Republican Army shot it down. Three soldiers were taken to a hospital with injuries suffered in the forced landing in County Tyrone, a police spokesman said. None were thought to be seriously hurt. There was gunfire, but it was not known whether any shots hit the helicopter, which had been on a reconnaissance flight, the police spokesman said.
November 27, 1987 |
The most wanted man in Ireland, an Irish nationalist guerrilla known as the "Border Fox," was arrested today in a gun battle at a police roadblock in which another man was killed. Police said Dessie O'Hare, 29, was wounded in the shoot-out at a roadblock at Urlingford in County Kilkenny, south of Dublin. Irish police suspect O'Hare of involvement in up to 27 murders. Police said O'Hare and another man were stopped at the roadblock. Shooting broke out and the passenger in O'Hare's car was killed.
October 26, 1990 |
Irish police Thursday questioned eight men arrested after IRA "human bomb" attacks in Northern Ireland killed six British soldiers and a civilian who was forced to drive a car full of explosives to an army checkpoint. They were picked up just hours after the synchronized proxy attacks inflicted the heaviest casualties on the British army in Northern Ireland in two years.
July 19, 1998 |
A body believed to be that of drowned French sailing legend Eric Tabarly has been picked up off the coast of Ireland and is awaiting identification, Irish police said Saturday. Tabarly, 66, a national hero in France for his transatlantic racing exploits, fell overboard from his century-old yacht Pen Duick off the coast of Wales a month ago. He was awarded a posthumous Legion of Honor after the accident.
May 22, 1988
A British soldier and his dog were killed by a bomb as they searched for explosives in Northern Ireland near the border with the Irish Republic, police said. They said it appeared the soldier, identified as Cpl. Derek Hayes, 28, or the dog, which was being used to sniff out explosives, stepped on a bomb hidden in a field about 10 yards from the road. Five people in two passing cars suffered minor injuries in the explosion.
May 1, 2004 |
Authorities blockaded the area around Phoenix Park and deployed about 7,500 police and troops Friday ahead of the appearance of more than 30 heads of state and government for today's formal ceremony marking the expansion of the European Union. Every member state is sending either its president or prime minister to Ireland, which holds the EU's rotating presidency. Some are sending both.
November 17, 1986 |
An elderly Roman Catholic woman collapsed and died after her home was attacked Sunday during renewed outbreaks of violence by Protestant opponents of an Anglo-Irish agreement, police said. Meanwhile, two men claiming to be from the Protestant Action Force tried to bomb a police station in Belfast early Sunday, but army bomb disposal experts thwarted the attempt, police said.