1999 in Northern Ireland
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- 15 March - Rosemary Nelson, a Lurgan solicitor, is killed in a car bomb attack by loyalist paramilitary group the Red Hand Defenders.
- 14 May - The fully renovated St George's Market in Belfast reopens its doors.
- 22 May - The electorate of the entire island of Ireland go to the polls to vote on the Good Friday Agreement.
- 23 May - People North and South give their overwhelming support to the Good Friday Agreement.
- 21 October - Peter Mandelson arrives in Belfast as the new Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.
- 29 November - Ten designated ministers are appointed to the power-sharing executive of the Northern Ireland Assembly.
- 2 December - The Irish Government ratifies changes to Articles 2 and 3 of the Constitution. Direct rule from Westminster in Northern Ireland ends.
- 13 December - The first meeting of the North/South Ministerial Council takes place in Armagh.
- Nuala O'Loan is appointed as first Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland.
Arts and literature
- Ciaran Carson publishes The Ballad of HMS Belfast: A Compendium of Belfast Poems.
- Seamus Heaney publishes a verse translation of Beowulf from the Old English.
- Glenn Patterson publishes his novel The International.
- Winners: Glentoran
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January to June
- 11 January - Brian Moore, novelist (b.1921).
- 15 January - Robert Lowry, Baron Lowry, Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland (b.1919).
- 28 January - Markey Robinson, artist (b.1918).
- 15 March - Rosemary Nelson, solicitor killed by loyalist paramilitary group.
- 4 April - Sir James Flanagan, first and only Roman Catholic Chief Constable of the Royal Ulster Constabulary. (b.1914).
- 3 May - Paddy Kennedy, Republican Labour Party Councillor and MP (b.1942).
- 6 June - Billy Brown, musician and artist (b.1943).
- 29 June - Declan Mulholland, actor (b.1932).
July to December
- 1 July - William Whitelaw, 1st Viscount Whitelaw, first Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.
- 15 August - Paddy Devlin, a founder of the SDLP, a member of the 1974 Power Sharing Executive and author (b.1925).
- 21 August - Noel Larmour, cricketer and diplomat (b.1916).
- 23 August - James White, science fiction novelist (b.1928).
- 15 October - Josef Locke, tenor (b.1917).