1994 in Northern Ireland
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- 2 June - 1994 Scotland RAF Chinook crash: A Royal Air Force Chinook helicopter carrying almost all the United Kingdom's senior Northern Ireland intelligence experts, crashes on the Mull of Kintyre, Scotland, killing all 25 passengers and 4 crew members.
- 18 June - Loughinisland massacre: Members of the loyalist Ulster Volunteer Force attack a crowded bar at Loughinisland in County Down with assault rifles, killing six.
- 31 August - The Provisional Irish Republican Army announces a complete cessation of military operations.
- 6 September - Taoiseach Albert Reynolds, John Hume and Gerry Adams hold an historic meeting at Government Buildings in Dublin. All three pledge their commitment to the democratic idea.
- 13 October - Loyalist paramilitary groups announce a ceasefire six weeks after the IRA.
- Armagh is restored to city status in the United Kingdom.
- Lagan Weir in Belfast is completed.
- Northern Ireland population estimated to be 1,643,700.
Arts and literature
- 18 May - Anne Devlin's play After Easter is premiered in Stratford-upon-Avon and wins her the Lloyds Playwright of the Year award.
- 8 August - Marie Jones' monodrama A Night in November is premiered in Belfast, played by Dan Gordon.
- Colin Bateman's Divorcing Jack is published and is awarded the Betty Trask Prize by the Society of Authors, for the best debut by a writer under the age of 35.
- Maurice Leitch's novel Gilchrist is published.
- Eoin McNamee's novel Resurrection Man is published.
- Danny Morrison's novel On The Back of the Swallow is published.
- Paul Muldoon's poetry collection The Annals of Chile is published and wins the T. S. Eliot Prize.
- The alternative rock band Snow Patrol is formed by students from Northern Ireland at the University of Dundee.
- Winners: Linfield
- Robert Dunlop suffers a major accident at the Isle of Man Formula One TT, putting him out of action for the rest of 1994 and 1995.
|This section is empty. You can help by adding to it. (July 2010)|
- 11 July - Ray Smallwoods, Ulster Democratic Party leader.
- 19 September - Frankie Kennedy, traditional flute and tin whistle player and co-founder of Altan (born 1955).
- Edwards, Aaron (2011). The Northern Ireland Troubles. Oxford: Osprey Publishing. p. 77. ISBN 978-1-84908-525-0.
- Mid-year population estimates.
- "Anne Devlin". Alan Brodie Representation. Archived from the original on 2003-12-11. Retrieved 2007-07-29.
- "Ice cool band warms hearts". Northern Ireland: BBC. 2004-03-29. Retrieved 2012-05-01.