17 April – The Dalai LamaTenzin Gyatso, as patron of the charity Children in Crossfire, began a two-day visit to Derry where he was guest of honour at a Culture of Compassion event. He last visited the city in July 2007.
25 October – Two letter bombs, one addressed to the chief constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland, Matt Baggott, and another to a senior police officer, were defused by bomb disposal experts at postal sorting offices in Mallusk and Lisburn in County Antrim.
28 October – A letter bomb delivered to the offices of the Public Prosecution Service at Foyle Chambers on Limavady Road in Derry was made safe and taken for forensic examination.
29 October – A letter bomb was sent to Northern Ireland secretary Theresa Villiers. Bomb disposal officers were called to Stormont Castle to deal with it. Villiers was in London at the time.
20 November – A bus driver in Derry was ordered by suspected IRA militants to deliver a bomb to police headquarters, a frequent IRA target. She agreed, but parked the bus and called police, who removed the bomb.
24 November – A man was stopped in the Ardoyne area of Belfast by three masked men and forced to drive a bomb to Victoria Square shopping centre in the city centre. The detonator ignited while bomb disposal experts prepared to examine the car but it failed to trigger an explosion.
27 November – Liam Adams, the brother of Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams, was sentenced to sixteen years in prison by Laganside Crown Court in Belfast for sexually abusing his daughter Áine.
13 December – An explosion occurred in the Cathedral Quarter of Belfast when extremists opposed to the peace in Northern Ireland left a sports bag containing an explosive on the pavement. Christmas revellers evacuated nearby bars and restaurants. Óglaigh na hÉireann claimed responsibility
16 December – The army defused a pipe bomb found in the garden of a house in West Belfast. Later, a fire bomb being carried by an extremist ignited in a shop in the Cornmarket shopping district in Belfast, setting the bomber on fire. He fled through the streets in flames, while the device was taken outside by a member of the shop's staff. A man was arrested five days later.