Ireland Timeline 1965 85

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Ireland Timeline
Year Month Event
1920 Government of Ireland Act partitioned Ireland
1921 May First elections in Northern Ireland
1922 Special Powers Act
1937 South's constitution, laid claim to whole island
1939 World War 2 began
1945 World War 2 ended
194550 Welfare state was introduced
1956 IRA campaign in opposition to the boarder
1962 IRA campaign ended
1963 March Lord Brookeborough resigned as prime minister of NI, replaced by
June O'Neill offered condolences for the death of the Pope
1965 January O'Neill met Taoiseach Sean Lemass at Stormont
November O'Neill as delighted as OUP had on 38 out of 52 seats in the general
1966 May Catholic was murdered
June Second Catholic was murdered
September O'Neill revealed a plot by OUP backbenchers to get rid of him.
Rumours of opposition within his on cabinet from Brian Faulkner and
Harry West
1967 NICRA was established
December Taoiseach Jack Lynch visited NI
1968 August NICRA march between Coalisland and Dungannon, passed off
without incidence
October NICRA march as organised to highlight inequalities in Londonderry
Corporation's housing policy.
Apprentice boys organised a rival march
Stormont responded by banning the holding of any march
NICRA rejected the ban
RTE crew filmed heavy handed police tactics used on NICRA
November O'Neill, Faulkner and Craig summoned to Westminster to meet
Harold Wilson. The outcome as the fivepoint reform programme
December O'Neill appeared on TV to hammer home to people the starkness of
the position of NI, particularly appealing to NICRA
1969 January People Democracy (PD) march between Belfast and Derry, which
was condemned by NICRA and Nationalist leaders. Much of the
march was through protestant areas forcing police to enforce different
routes. Confrontation took place at Burntollet bridge, which the
police did little to deflect.
NICRA marched in response to ambush and again violence resulted.
O'Neill established Cameron Commission to investigate violence
February Faulkner resigned and 12 MP's called for O'Neill's resignation.
O'Neill called a general election which he termed `crossroads
April O'Neill resigned after a series of bombings by extreme loyalists to
force O'Neill to go

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Chichester Clark succeeded O'Neill who would continue O'Neill's
July Violence broke out in Belfast (violence too form of house burning)
Violence soon spread to Londonderry
August Annual apprentice boy's parade caused further violence Battle of
Bogside began.
Deployment of British Army in Northern Ireland
IRA reemergence
Chichester Clarke travelled to London to meet British Prime Minister
Harold Wilson. The outcome was the Downing Street Declaration.…read more

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July IRA detonated 20 bombs around Belfast killing nine civilians ­
Bloody Friday
IRA bomb exploded in a village in Claudy killing nine civilians
British Government responded with Operation Motorman were the
aimed to reclaim control of paramilitarycontrolled nogo areas.…read more


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