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What ended the Northern Ireland conflict?

What ended the Northern Ireland conflict?

1968 – 1998
The Troubles/Periods

Why did the Catholics turn against the British army?

Catholics welcomed the troops when they first arrived, because they saw the RUC as sectarian, but Catholic hostility to the British military’s deployment grew after incidents such as the Falls Curfew (1970), Operation Demetrius (1971) and Bloody Sunday (1972).

How long did the troubles last in Northern Ireland?

The Troubles (Irish: Na Trioblóidí) were an ethno-nationalist conflict in Northern Ireland that lasted about 30 years from the late 1960s to 1998.

What did the SAS do in Northern Ireland?

Following a series of controversial incidents involving the Mobile Reconnaissance Force (MRF), the SAS are tasked with setting up a new undercover unit for surveillance operations in Northern Ireland, which becomes known as 14 Intelligence Company, or the Det.

Where did the rioting in Belfast take place?

The riot has played a significant role in Irish history and nowhere more than in the northern city of Belfast. Rioting elsewhere has commonly been between demonstrators of various kinds and state forces – whether British, Irish or Northern Irish.

Where was the bombing in Northern Ireland in 1975?

On 2 October 1975, the loyalist paramilitary group the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) carried out a wave of shootings and bombings across Northern Ireland. Six of the attacks left 12 people dead (mostly civilians) and around 45 people injured. There was also an attack in a small village in County Down called Killyleagh.

Why was there a ceasefire in Northern Ireland in 1975?

There was a rise in sectarian killings during the Provisional IRA truce with the British Army, which began in February 1975 and officially lasted until February 1976. Loyalists, fearing they were about to be forsaken by the British government and forced into a united Ireland, increased their attacks on Irish Catholics / Irish nationalists.

What did Tresham Gregg do in the Belfast riots?

Dublin ‘Ultra Protestant’ (his term) evangelical preacher Tresham Gregg set up a Belfast Protestant Operative Association to defend ‘Protestant Ascendancy and the British Empire’ and that group along with the Orange Order led sectarian rioting against Catholic Repealers in July of 1843. Serious disturbances also occurred in 1857, 1864 and 1872.

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