Northern Ireland The Forgotten War
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it is merely showing incidents that the RGJ might have been caught up in during their tours.
Irish National Liberation Army
1974 to 2013
10th December 1974 : The INLA, along with its political wing the Irish Republican Socialist Party (IRSP) was founded at the Spa Hotel in the village of Lucan near Dublin.
25th February 1975: The INLA shot dead Official Irish Republican Army (Official IRA) volunteer Sean Fox in the Divis Flats area of Belfast. This was part of a feud between the two republican groups.
6th April 1975 : The Official IRA shot dead INLA volunteer Daniel Loghran on Albert Street, Belfast. Part of a republican feud.
12th Apri 1975l: The INLA shot dead Official IRA volunteer Paul Crawford on Falls Road, Belfast. Part of a republican feud.
28th April 1975: The INLA shot dead Official IRA volunteer Liam McMillen on Falls Road, Belfast. Part of a republican feud.
24th May 1975: A Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) officer was killed by an INLA booby trap bomb left in a car in Ballinahone, near Maghera, County Londonderry.
5th June 1975: The Official IRA shot dead INLA volunteer Brendan McNamee on Stewartstown Road, Belfast. Part of a republican feud.
26th July 1975: An INLA sniper shot dead an RUC officer shortly after he left his Armoured Personnel Carrier in Dungiven, County Londonderry.
10th October 1975: A British soldier died two weeks after being shot by an INLA sniper while on patrol on Iniscarn Road, Derry.
2nd December 1975: Two civilians were shot dead while sitting in the Dolphin Café on Strand Road, Derry. Gunmen carrying pistols picked them out and opened fire without warning. The INLA later admitted responsibility and claimed it thought the two men were members of the Ulster Defence Association (UDA).
7th February 1976: A fourteen-year-old was killed when he triggered a booby-trap bomb hidden behind a row of derelict cottages on Derryall Road, near Portadown. It is believed to have been left by the INLA for use against the security forces.
3rd August 1976: An INLA sniper shot dead a British soldier on patrol in Dungiven.
14th September 1976: INLA and IRA prisoners in Maze Prison began the blanket protest.
25th September 1976: The INLA launched a gun attack on a house at Ormonde Park, Finaghy. Gunmen opened fire in the hallway, killing two civilians. A detective said that it was thought to be a case of mistaken identity. In the Belfast Street Directory the man who lived there was described as a “chief inspector” and it was assumed the gunmen thought he was an RUC officer. In fact he had been a chief inspector of bank branches until two months before his death.
25th November 1976: The INLA shot dead a British soldier when he arrived at the scene of an armed robbery at Monagh Post Office, Belfast.
22th December 1976: The INLA killed an RUC officer with a booby-trap bomb attached to his car in Maghera.
29th December 1976: A civilian security guard was shot dead as he tried to stop an INLA bomb attack on The Tavern Bar in Portadown. He was also a member of the Orange Order.
23rd January 1977: An INLA sniper shot dead a British soldier on patrol on Eliza Street, Belfast
1st March : The INLA shot a magistrate on Thomas Street, Portadown. He died of his wounds on the 29th of June 1977. He was a member of Prince of Wales Orange Lodge and brother of a former Unionist Party Convention member. The INLA volunteer who shot him was only 16-years-old at the time and his mother and brother had died in separate loyalist attacks.
5th October 1977 : INLA founder and leader Seamus Costello was shot dead by the Official IRA in Northbrook Avenue, Dublin. Part of a republican feud.
12th December 1977: Undercover British Army soldiers shot dead INLA volunteer Colm McNutt in Derry.
8th March 1978: The Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) shot dead INLA volunteer Thomas Trainor and a civilian as they walked along Armagh Road in Portadown.
6th March 1978: The INLA exploded a booby-trap bomb underneath the car of a Ulster Defence Regiment soldier on West Street, Portadown. He died on 13th March 1978.
30th March 1978: Airey Neave, British Conservative Party Member of Parliament and adviser to Margaret Thatcher, was killed when the INLA exploded a booby-trap bomb underneath his car at the House of Commons, London.
19th Apri 1978 : The INLA shot dead a prison officer during a sniper and grenade attack outside Armagh Prison.
27th July 1978 : A former RUC officer was killed when the INLA exploded a booby-trap bomb underneath his car on Corcrain Drive, Portadown. He was also a member of the Orange Order.
31st July 1978: The INLA shot dead an RUC officer in a drive-by shooting outside Armagh courthouse.
7th November 1978: The INLA shot dead a man employed by the Northern Ireland Prison Service at a bus stop near Crumlin Road Prison in Belfast.
13th January 1980: A civilian died seven months after being shot during the robbery of his post office in Blackwatertown.
9th August 1980: An INLA sniper accidentally shot dead a civilian during an attack on a British Army patrol on Shaw’s Road, Belfast.
29th August 1980: A civilian died when he triggered a booby-trap bomb hidden in a hedgerow at Carnagh, near Keady. It is believed to have been left by the INLA for use against the security forces.
15th October 1980: The Ulster Defence Association (UDA) shot dead INLA leader Ronnie Bunting and INLA volunteer Noel Little at Bunting’s home in Downfine Gardens, Belfast. Suzanne Bunting was also wounded in the attack. The IRSP and INLA maintain that British Intelligence was involved in the killings.
19th November 1980: The INLA shot dead a civilian outside his workplace, Ulster Bank on Boucher Road, Belfast. It emerged that the shooting was a case of mistaken identity. The intended target had been an RUC reservist who worked at the bank. The reservist had sold a car to him two weeks earlier. He had taken the precaution of changing the vehicle’s registration number but the gunmen had identified the car by its make and colour.
10th December 1980: The INLA shot dead a British Army UDR soldier on Fox Row, Belfast.
28th December 1980: The INLA shot dead a British soldier outside his home at Umgola Villas, Armagh.
8th January : The INLA fired shots at an RUC patrol on Great Victoria Street, Belfast. One RUC officer was wounded and died on the 14th January 1981.
8th February 1981: The INLA shot dead an RUC officer on My Lady’s Road, Belfast.
1st March 1981: A republican hunger strike began in the Maze Prison. Four INLA and nineteen IRA prisoners would join.
27th March 1981: The INLA shot dead a British Army UDR soldier on Cromac Street, Belfast.
27th April 1981: The INLA killed an RUC officer with a booby-trap bomb hidden in a lorry in the Andersonstown area of Belfast.
7th May 1981: INLA volunteer James Power was killed in a premature bomb explosion at a house on Friendly Street, Belfast.
12th May 1981: A British Army sniper shot dead INLA volunteer Emmanuel McClarnon from Divis Tower, Belfast.
21st May 1981: INLA prisoner Patsy O’Hara died on hunger strike in the Maze Prison.
31st July 1981: The INLA shot dead an ex-RUC officer at a house in Strabane.
1st August 1981: INLA prisoner Kevin Lynch died on hunger strike in the Maze Prison.
20th August 1981: INLA prisoner Michael Devine died on hunger strike in the Maze Prison.
29th September 1981: The INLA shot dead a British Army UDR soldier on Springfield Road, Belfast.
16th October 1981: The INLA shot dead a member of the UDA outside his home on Denmark Street, Belfast.
28th October 1981: A civilian was found shot dead at a rubbish dump in the Shantallow area of Derry. The INLA claimed he was an informer.
24th November 1981: The INLA claimed responsibility for exploding a bomb outside the British Consulate in Hamburg, West Germany.
25th November 1981: The INLA claimed responsibility for exploding a bomb at a British Army base in Herford, West Germany. One British soldier was hurt.
29th January 1982: The INLA shot dead leading loyalist figure John McKeague at his shop on Albertbridge Road, Belfast.
20th February 1982: The INLA shot dead a Garda Síochána officer at a house in Tallaght, County Dublin.
2nd June 1982: A sixteen-year-old was killed when he triggered an INLA booby-trap bomb attached to a motorcycle on Rugby Road, Belfast.
4th June 1982: The INLA shot dead Official IRA volunteer James Flynn on North Strand Road, Dublin. Part of a republican feud.
1st September 1982: The INLA shot Billy Dickson, then a Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) member of Belfast City Council. Dickinson survived the attack.
16th September 1982: The INLA exploded a remote-control bomb hidden in a drainpipe as a British patrol passed Cullingtree Walk, Belfast. A British soldier and two children were killed.
20th September 1982: The INLA claimed responsibility for bombing a radar station on Mount Gabriel in County Cork. Five INLA volunteers hijacked a car carrying an engineer to the station. They forced their way inside, tied-up several workers and planted the bombs. The INLA said it attacked the radar station because the station was linked to NATO.
26th September 1982: The INLA shot dead a civilian at his home on Harland Walk, Belfast.
27th September 1982: The INLA killed a British soldier with a booby-trap bomb attached to a security barrier on West Circular Road, Belfast.
7th October 1982: An INLA sniper killed a British Army UDR soldier and a female Prison Officer in Kilmore. The soldier had been shot while driving his car. The car then went out of control and crashed into the Prison Officer’s car, killing her.
16th October 1982: A civilian died three weeks after being shot by the INLA outside a church hall on Albertbridge Road, Belfast.
19th October 1982: The INLA exploded a bomb at the headquarters of the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) on Glengall Street, Belfast. The building was badly damaged by the blast.
16th November 1982: The INLA shot dead two RUC officers at a security barrier in Markethill.
30th November 1982: An incendiary parcel bomb exploded in the 10 Downing Street offices of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. An official who opened the letter was burned. The INLA claimed responsibility.
6th December 1982: Droppin Well bombing – The INLA killed 11 British soldiers and 6 civilians when it exploded a time bomb at a disco in Ballykelly, County Londonderry. The disco was frequented by British soldiers.
12th December 1982: Undercover RUC officers shot dead unarmed INLA volunteers Seamus Grew and Rodney Carroll at a checkpoint at Mullacreevie Park, Armagh.
2nd February 1983: Undercover British soldiers shot dead INLA volunteer 23 year old Eugene Cornelius (Neil) McMonagle at Leafair Park, Derry.
7th May1983 : The INLA shot dead one of its own members near Killeen. It claimed he was an informer.
26th May1983 : The INLA shot dead an RUC officer outside the RUC base in Cookstown.
4th June 1983: A British Army UDR soldier was killed by an INLA booby-trap bomb attached to a digger near Eglish.
13th July 1983: Two civilians were found shot dead in a car near Crossmaglen. It is believed the INLA was responsible.
13th August 1983: Undercover RUC men shot dead two INLA volunteers, James Mallon and Brendan Convery, as they were about to attack RUC officers in Dungannon.
6th September 1983: The INLA shot dead an RUC officer outside his home at Dukes Grove, Armagh.
26th October 1983: The INLA shot dead one of its own members near Redhills, County Cavan. It claimed he was an informer.
5th December 1983: The Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) shot dead INLA volunteer Joseph Craven on Church Road, Newtownabbey.
20th January 1984: The INLA shot dead a British Army UDR soldier at his home on Sunnymede Avenue, Dunmurry.
13th April 1984: The INLA shot dead a man at his home on Thornhill Crescent, Belfast. It claimed he was a local criminal.
15th June 1984: An RUC officer and an INLA volunteer were killed in a gun battle on Lenadoon Avenue, Belfast. The RUC had surrounded an INLA unit who had taken up position in a house.
24th February 1985: The INLA shot dead an ex-member of the British Army on Glenvale Road, Derry.
20th April 1985: The INLA claimed responsibility for firebombing a store in Dublin which was selling South African goods in protest against the apartheid regime. There were no injuries as the building had been cleared following a telephone warning.
9th May 1985: The INLA killed an ex-member of the organisation in Paris, France. His body has never been recovered.
27th June 1985: A Garda officer was killed during the robbery of a post office in Ardee, County Louth. It is believed the INLA was responsible.
9th September 1985: An INLA member was found shot dead in Killeen. The INLA claimed it shot him because he was an informer.
28th August 1986: The INLA claimed responsibility for bomb attacks across Northern Ireland: two car bombs exploded outside the RUC bases in Newry and Downpatrick, a third bomb exploded in a disused factory in Derry and a fourth was found under an RUC officer’s car in Antrim.
18th September 1986: The INLA claimed responsibility for an attempted bombing in Downpatrick. INLA members planted a 40 pounds (18 kg) suitcase bomb outside a closed pub and then sent a telephone warning. An RUC officer carried the bomb to a field about 80 yards (73 m) away, where it exploded 15 minutes later.
21st December 1986: The Irish People’s Liberation Organisation (IPLO) shot dead INLA volunteer Thomas McCartan on Commedagh Drive, Belfast. This was part of a feud between the two republican groups.
8th January 1987: The INLA claimed responsibility for shooting unionist politician David Calvert as he got into his car near Portadown. He was shot in the head and stomach.
20th January 1987: The IPLO shot dead INLA volunteers Thomas ‘Ta’ Power and John O’Reilly in Rossnaree Hotel, Drogheda, County Louth.
31st January 1987: Mary McGlincehy, an INLA activist and the wife of INLA leader Dominic McGlinchey was shot dead at her home in Dundalk, County Louth. It is not known who was responsible.
5th February 1987: The INLA shot dead an IPLO member in Middletown. Part of a republican feud.
7th February 1987: A civilian died five weeks after being shot by the INLA at her home in Markethill. The intended target of the attack was her son, who was a British soldier.
18th February 1987: The IPLO shot dead INLA volunteer Michael Kearney in the Ballymurphy area of Belfast. Part of a republican feud.
7th March 1987: The INLA shot dead a member of the IPLO near Forkill. Part of a republican feud.
14th March 1987: The INLA shot dead IRSP member Fergus Conlon near Forkill. Part of a republican feud.
15th March 1987: The INLA attacked the car of IPLO member Gerard Steenson in Ballymurhpy, Belfast. Steenson and his passenger were killed. Part of a republican feud.
21st March 1987: The IPLO shot dead INLA volunteer Emmanuel Gargan in the Hatfield Bar, Belfast. Part of a republican feud.
22nd March 1987: The IPLO shot dead INLA volunteer Kevin Duffy in Armagh. Part of a republican feud.
4th October 1987: The INLA shot dead an alleged criminal and left his body in a car near Crossmaglen.
26th November : INLA volunteer Martin Bryan was shot dead by the Gardaí at a checkpoint in Urlingford, County Kilkenny.
8th December 1987: A civilian was found shot dead at a deserted farm in Castleblayney, County Monaghan. He had been kidnapped several months beforehand by the INLA. It is believed the killing was related to the INLA/IPLO feud.
10th August 1988: The British Army shot dead INLA volunteer James McPhilemy during a gun battle at a vehicle checkpoint in Clady, County Tyrone.
17th August 1988: The INLA shot dead an ex-member of the UVF at his shop on Shankill Road, Belfast.
22nd November : Undercover British soldiers shot dead INLA volunteer Alex Patterson as he tried to assassinate an off-duty soldier in Strabane.
29th June 1991: The INLA shot dead one of its own members in Ballymurhpy, Belfast. It claimed he was an informer.
21st December : The INLA unintentionally shot dead the son of an ex-RUC officer during a gun attack in Moy intended to kill his father.
13th April 1992: The INLA shot a British soldier outside a recruiting office in Derby, England. He died of wounds the following day.
14th January 1993: The INLA claimed responsibility for attempting to kill prominent loyalist John “Bunter” Graham. He was hit by rifle shots fired through the window of his home in the Shankill area of Belfast.
21st January 1993: The INLA shot dead a civilian at his home on Rosewood Street, Belfast. The INLA said it killed him because he was a UDA member, a claim which was denied by his family. It was reported that he had recently bought a car from a leading loyalist in the Shankill area and thus it may have been a case of mistaken identity.
17th June 1993: The INLA shot dead an ex-member of the RUC inside York Hotel on Botanic Avenue, Belfast.
10th February 1994: Dominic McGlinchey, the INLA’s former Chief of Staff, was shot dead by unknown gunmen in Drogheda.
24th February : The INLA shot dead a security guard outside Bob Cratchits Bar on Lisburn Road, Belfast. The INLA claimed he was linked to the UDA/UFF.
27th April 1994: The INLA shot dead a civilian at his shop in Northcott Shopping Centre, Glengormley.
3rd May 1994: The INLA shot dead a civilian outside his workplace, Northern Ireland Electricity Headquarters on Stranmillis Road, Belfast. The INLA claimed he was a high-ranking loyalist.
16th June 1994: The INLA shot dead three UVF members in a gun attack on Shankill Road, Belfast.
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30th January 1996: The INLA shot dead one of its leaders, Gino Gallagher, inside Department of Health and Social Services office on Falls Road, Belfast. Internal dispute.
5th March 1996: INLA volunteer John Fennell was beaten to death by other INLA volunteers in Bundoran, County Donegal. Internal dispute.
15th March 1996: The INLA shot dead a civilian in Ashfield Gardens, Belfast. Her relative was the intended target. Internal dispute.
25th May 1996: INLA volunteer Dessie McCleery was shot dead by other INLA volunteers on Bankmore Street, Belfast. Internal dispute.
9th June 1996: INLA volunteer Francis Shannon was shot dead by other INLA volunteers in the Turf Lodge area of Belfast. Internal dispute.
3rd September 1996: INLA volunteer Hugh Torney was shot dead by other INLA volunteers in Lurgan. Internal dispute.
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9th May 1997: The INLA shot dead an RUC officer in the Parliament Bar, Belfast.
4th June 1997: INLA volunteer John Morris was shot dead by the Gardaí during an armed robbery in Inchicore, Dublin.
7th July 1997: INLA gunmen fired on British soldiers in Ardoyne, Belfast as part of the widespread violence that followed Mo Mowlam’s decision over the Drumcree parade. See 1997 nationalist riots in Northern Ireland.
27th December 1997: INLA prisoners shot dead Loyalist Volunteer Force (LVF) leader and fellow prisoner Billy Wright inside Maze Prison.
1st January 1998: A home in Newtownbutler belonging to a member of the RUC was sprayed with gunfire by an INLA unit.
19th January 1998: The INLA shot dead UDA leader Jim Guiney at his carpet shop in Dunmurry.
28th February 1998: INLA volunteers launched a hand grenade attack on RUC officers at Hazelwood Integrated College, Belfast.
27th March 1998: The INLA shot dead an ex-member of the RUC on Dobbin Street Lane, Armagh. He was also a member of the Orange Order.
8th April 1998: The INLA shot dead Trevor Deeny, an ex-member of the UVF and Derry leader of the Loyalist Volunteer Force outside his home in Derry.
17th April 1998: The INLA shot dead an ex-member on Shaws Road, Belfast.
24th June 1998: The INLA exploded a 200 lb car bomb in the centre of Newtownhamilton. The group issued a 50 minute warning about the bomb but six people were wounded.
22nd August 1998: After a twenty-four year campaign, the INLA declared a ceasefire.
8th August 1999: The INLA stated that “There is no political or moral argument to justify a resumption of the campaign”.
10th October 1999: INLA volunteer Patrick Campbell was killed in a confrontation with a criminal gang in Dublin. The event dubbed the “Ballymount Bloodbath” saw the INLA tie up and torture a criminal gang before associates of the gang entered armed with machetes to free them. During this attack, Patrick Campbell was stabbed and bled to death.
29th April 2000: The INLA shot dead a man in Inchicore, County Dublin. The INLA claimed he was part of the gang responsible for killing INLA volunteer Patrick Campbell.
12th December 2001: A man died several hours after being shot in the legs by the INLA near Forkill.
3rd June 2007: The INLA claimed responsibility for the shooting dead of drug dealer Brian McGlynn in Derry.
15th February 2009: The INLA shot dead drug dealer Jim McConnell in Derry.
19th August 2009: The INLA shot and wounded a man in Derry. The INLA claimed that the man was involved in drug dealing although the injured man and his family denied the allegation. However, in a newspaper article on 28 August the victim retracted his previous statement and admitted that he had been involved in small scale drug-dealing but has since ceased these activities.
11th October 2009: Speaking at the graveside of one of its founding members in Bray, the INLA formally announced an end to its armed campaign, stating that the current situation allows it pursue its goals through peaceful political means.
8th February 2010: It was announced that the INLA had put its weapons out of commission.
21st March 2013: Sinn Féin blamed elements close to the INLA for shooting two men in the legs in Derry, and urged those close to the INLA to pass on any information they have.
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