The Ulster Declaration: Chronology
Thursday 16 December 1993
Londonderry civil rights march broken up by police. Regarded as the start of the troubles
Bernadette Devlin, civil rights campaigner, won Mid Ulster by-election
British troops arrived in Belfast and Londonderry after seven died in rioting
Provisional IRA formed after splitting from the Official IRA
Provisional IRA bombing campaign started in Belfast. Two RUC officers killed
Gunner Robert Curtis, the first British soldier to die, killed during Belfast rioting
Internment without trial introduced. 343 rounded up but IRA leaders escaped
15 killed in Loyalist bomb attack on McGurk's bar, Belfast
13 men shot dead by British paratroopers in Londonderry on 'Bloody Sunday'
Official IRA bombed Parachute Regiment headquarters in Aldershot, Hants, killing seven
Direct rule from London replaced the Unionist government in Northern Ireland
Unionist, SDLP and Alliance parties agreed to form power-sharing executive in Northern Ireland
Sunningdale conference agreed to establish a Council of Ireland with representatives from north and south Ireland
Strike by Ulster Workers Council brought down the power-sharing executive led by Brian Faulkner
Two bombs in Birmingham pubs killed 21 people following earlier attacks in Woolwich and Guildford
IRA declared ceasefire and talked with British civil servants. Ceasefire lasted until the autumn
SAS sent to South Armagh after 10 Protestants were murdered by the IRA
Peace movement started after three children killed in Belfast. Founders Mairead Corrigan and Betty Williams later awarded Nobel Peace Prize
12 killed in IRA fire bomb attack on La Mon House restaurant, near Belfast
Airey Neave, Conservative spokesman on Northern Ireland, assassinated by INLA car bomb at the House of Commons
Lord Mountbatten and three others killed by IRA bomb in boat off Irish coast. 18 British soldiers died in explosions at Warrenpoint, County Down
Bobby Sands, IRA hunger striker in the Maze prison, elected as MP for Fermanagh and South Tyrone. He died in May
Hunger strike called off after 10 IRA and INLA members had died
11 bandsmen and mounted soldiers killed in separate explosions in Regents park and Hyde Park, London
Three unarmed IRA men shot dead by the RUC in the first of three incidents which prompted accusations of a 'shoot to kill' policy
17 people, including 11 soldiers, killed in INLA bombing of Droppin' Well disco in County Londonderry
Gerry Adams elected as Sinn Fein MP for West Belfast. The party won more than 100,000 votes across Northern Ireland
38 Provisional IRA men escaped from the Maze Prison, the biggest escape in British prison history
Five people killed and 80 injured by IRA car bomb outside Harrods in London
Five killed and 34 injured in IRA attempt to wipe out the Cabinet by bombing the Grand Hotel, Brighton during the Conservative conference
Nine RUC officers killed in IRA mortar attack on police station in Newry, County Down
Anglo-Irish Agreement signed by British and Irish leaders increasing co-operation between London and Dublin. Loyalists outraged
Unionist leaders announced campaign of civil disobedience. Protestants attacked homes of RUC officers
Eight IRA men shot dead by the SAS as they attacked Loughgall RUC station, County Armagh
French customs seized the cargo slip 'Eksund' carrying 150 tons of Libyan arms and explosives destined for the IRA
11 people killed and 63 injured when the IRA bombed the Remembrance Sunday service in Enniskillen
Three IRA members shot dead in Gibraltar by the SAS. Three mourners killed at their funeral by Loyalist gunman and two British soldiers murdered at IRA funeral
Eight soldiers killed in IRA bombing at Ballygawley, County Tyrone
IRA bomb attack on Royal Marines barracks at Deal, Kent kills 11 bandsmen
Ian Gow, Conservative MP for Eastbourne, assassinated by IRA car bomb at his Sussex home
Peter Brooke, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, announced that formal talks on the political future of the province could go ahead
Five Catholics killed in an attack on a Belfast betting shop by the Loyalist UDA
The IRA marked the Conservative General Election victory by destroying the Baltic Exchange, London with a bomb killing three people
IRA bomb which exploded among shoppers in Warrington, Cheshire, killed two children and caused international revulsion. A peace movement launched in Dublin
Massive IRA bomb in Bishopsgate in the City of London killed one man and caused damage worth billions of pounds
John Hulme, leader of the SDLP, and Gerry Adams, president of Sinn Fein, begin talks to try and find a peace formula
IRA bomb attack in Belfast killed 10 people and unleashed violence which claimed 24 lives. Seven of these were murdered by Loyalist gunmen in Greysteel, County Londonderry. John Major and Albert Reynolds agreed to launch a fresh attempt to bring peace
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