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Page Compiled: Martin Melaugh [last update: 16 December 2014]
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Draft List of Deaths Related to the Conflict from 2002 to the present

The following page has been compiled by Martin Melaugh to complement the Index of Deaths (1969-2001) by Malcolm Sutton. The information below is in draft form and should be treated with some caution. Some of the deaths listed below may be shown later to be unrelated to the conflict.

The information is listed in chronological order by year. Yearly lists in separate Web pages are also available; see note and links at the bottom of this page.

Links within this page:
2002   2003   2004   2005   2006   2007   2008   2009   2010   2011   2012   2013   2014

 

2002

3 January 2002
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William Campbell (19) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Association (UDA), Killed by: Ulster Defence Association (UDA)
Killed in premature explosion, while handling a pipe bomb, in Winston Way in the Heights area of Coleraine, County Derry.
12 January 2002
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Daniel McColgan (20) Catholic
Status: Civilan (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Defence Association (UDA)
Shot close to his place of work at a postal sorting depot at Barna Square, Rathcoole, Newtownabbey, County Antrim.
21 February 2002
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Matthew Burns (26) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Unknown (republican)
Shot dead while sitting in car in Castlewellan, County Down. [There were media reports of a suspected drugs link to the killing. There were also claims that Republican paramilitaries were responsible for the killing.]
21 July 2002
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Gerard Lawlor (19) Catholic
Status: Civilan (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Defence Association (UDA)
Shot dead on Floral Road as he walked to his home on the Whitewell Road, north Belfast.
1 August 2002
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David Caldwell (51) Protestant
Status: Civilan (Civ), Killed by: "real" Irish Republican Army (rIRA)
Died when a booby trap bomb exploded at the Territorial Army base, Limavady Road, Derry.
12 August 2002
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Chris Whitson (20) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Gary Davison and Gillian Agnew
Beaten and severely injured in a sectarian attack on 4 August 2002 in the carpark of Kelly's Nightclub, Portrush, County Antrim. Whitson was from Strathmore Park in Belfast and had been celebrating his brother's birthday with friends at the time of the incident. [On 20 April 2005 two people, Gary Davison (31) and Gillian Rose Agnew (24), pleaded guilty to manslaughter charges.]
13 September 2002
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Stephen Warnock (35) Protestant
Status: Loyalist Volunteer Force (LVF), Killed by: Red Hand Commando (RHC)
Shot as he sat in a car in Circular Road, Newtownards, County Down. [The killing may have been part of a Loyalist feud.]
4 October 2002
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Thomas Geoffrey Gray (41) Protestant
Status: Civilan (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Defence Association (UDA)
Shot dead with a shotgun in Ravenhill Avenue, Belfast. [The killing may have been part of a Loyalist Volunteer Force (LVF) / Ulster Defence Association (UDA) feud.]
30 November 2002
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Mark Apsley (38) Protestant
Status: Civilan (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Defence Association (UDA) ?
Shot dead on the doorstep of his home in Dickson Park, Ballygowan, County Down. [The media reported that the killing may have been the result of a dispute with a senior UDA figure in Belfast.]
25 December 2002
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David Cupples (25) Protestant
Status: Civilan (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Beaten on his way to work at Girdwood Army base in Clifton Park Avenue, north Belfast. Believed to have been mistaken for a Catholic.
27 December 2002
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Jonathan Stewart (22) Protestant
Status: Civilan (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Defence Association (UDA)
Shot dead while attending a party at a house in Manor Street, north Belfast.
Uncertain if conflict-related
16 January 2002
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Stephen McCullough (39) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Association (UDA), Killed by: Unknown
Found dead at the bottom of cliff at Cavehill in north Belfast. [It is still unclear whether he died by accident, suicide, or foul play.]
17 April 2002
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Barney McDonald (51) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Unknown
Taxi driver. Shot while sitting in his stationary car, outside a snooker club at Donaghmore, near Dungannon, County Tyrone. [There were claims that Republican paramilitaries were responsible for the killing.]
10 June 2002
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Mark Fulton (42) Protestant
Status: Loyalist Volunteer Force (LVF), Killed by: (Suicide)
Found lying on his bed, with a belt around his neck, in his cell in Maghaberry Prison.
6 July 2002
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William Morgan (27) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Unknown
Killed when struck by a 'hit-and-run' driver in a stolen car in North queen Street, north Belfast. [The killing was viewed as sectarian because the driver of the car appeared to deliberately mount the pavement.]
13 October 2002
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Alex McKinley (22) Protestant
Status: Civilan (Civ), Killed by: Unknown
Shot and mortally wounded on 7 October 2002 at Euston Street, in the Woodstock Road area of Belfast. Died from his wounds on 13 October 2002. [At Belfast's magistrates court on Wednesday 3 March 2004 a police detective stated that the murder had nothing to do with the then on-going loyalist feud. On Tuesday 19 September 2006 two men were sentenced for their part in the conspiracy to kill McKinley.]

 

2003

2 January 2003
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Roy Green (32) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Association (UDA), Killed by: Ulster Defence Association (UDA)
Shot dead outside the Kimberley bar in the Sunnyside Street area, close to the Ormeau Road, Belfast. [Killing believed to be a result of an internal Ulster Defence Association (UDA) dispute.]
1 February 2003
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John Gregg (45) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Association (UDA), Killed by: Ulster Defence Association (UDA)
Shot together with Robert Carson as they travelled in a taxi from the docks area of Belfast. [Internal Ulster Defence Association (UDA) dispute.]
1 February 2003
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Robert Carson (33) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Association (UDA), Killed by: Ulster Defence Association (UDA)
Shot together with John Gregg as they travelled in a taxi from the docks area of Belfast. [Internal Ulster Defence Association (UDA) dispute.]
12 March 2003
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Keith Rogers (24) Catholic
Status: Irish Republican Army (IRA), Killed by: unknown (republican)
Shot dead in the village of Cullaville, County Armagh. [On 18 March 2003 the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) claimed the killing was the result of a feud between factions of the Irish Republican Army (IRA).]
8 May 2003
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James Johnston (45) Protestant
Status: Red Hand Commando (RHC), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY)
Shot dead in the driveway of his home on the Ballyrobert Road near Crawfordsburn, County Down. [The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) said the killing may have been the result of a feud / dispute between Loyalist paramilitaries.]
11 May 2003
Disappeared
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Gareth O'Connor (24) Catholic
Status: Civilan (Civ),
Disappeared while driving between his home in Armagh and Dundalk, Republic of Ireland. [His family claimed that the Provisional Irish Republican Army (PRIA) had abducted Gareth. The IRA denied any involvement in his disappearance.  On 11 June 2005 O'Connor's body was discovered in his car which was in Newry Canal, County Down.]
28 May 2003
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Alan McCullough (21) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Association (UDA), Killed by: Ulster Freedom Fighters (UFF)
Abducted and killed after leaving his home in the Shankill area of Belfast on 28 May 2003. His body was discovered on 5 June 2003 close to the Aughnabrack Road, County Antrim, on the outskirts of north Belfast. [Internal Ulster Defence Association (UDA) dispute.]
17 August 2003
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Daniel McGurk (35) Catholic
Status: Civilan (Civ), Killed by: "real" Irish Republican Army (rIRA)
Shot dead at his home in Ross Street in the lower Falls Road area of west Belfast.
8 November 2003
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John Allen (31) Protestant
Status: Civilan (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Shot and mortally wounded at his brother's home in Rasheen Park, Ballyclare, County Antrim. He died in hospital a few hours after being shot. [His family denied claims that he was a member of the UVF and that the shooting was a 'punishment' attack that had gone wrong.]
21 November 2003
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James McMahon (21) Catholic
Status: Civilan (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Defence Association (UDA)
Mortally wounded by three masked Loyalists armed with baseball bats in Hancock Street, Lisburn, County Down. The attack took place on 20 November 2003 and McMahon died the following day.
Uncertain if conflict-related
19 January 2003
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Richard Hamill (28) Protestant
Status: Civilan (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Defence Association (UDA)
Shot dead in a house in the St Gallen Court area of Bangor, County Down. [At the time it was unclear what the motivation for this killing was. On 18 February 2005 William Moore was sentenced for the killing. The gun was provided by the North Down faction of the UDA. (See: BBC.)]
1 March 2003
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Michael O'Hare (36?) Catholic
Status: Civilan (Civ), Killed by: Unknown?
O'Hare was pulled from his burning flat at Dufferin Avenue in Bangor, County Down. Firefighters found him inside and brought him to an ambulance. However, he was pronounced dead a short time later. [The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) made no mention of paramilitary involvment at the time of this incident. This death was listed as paramilitary related by the Independent Monitoring Commission (IMC) in its First Report published on 20 April 2004. However, in its Third Report published on 4 November 2004 the IMC stated that the death should not be attributed to a paramilitary group.]
11 October 2003
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James McGinley (23) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Bartholomew Fisher
Stabbed during an attack in Little James Street, Derry.  [On 3 March 2005 members of McGinley's family claimed that Bartholomew Fisher was a member of the IRA.]

 

2004

24 March 2004
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Andrew Cully (47) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Shot dead at Beaufort Walk in the West Winds estate, Newtownards, County Down. [Motive for the killing was not clear at the time. Killing was attributed to the UVF in the First Report of the IMC.]
18 May 2004
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Brian Stewart (34) Protestant
Status: Loyalist Volunteer Force (LVF), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Shot dead at Alanbrooke Road, off Montgomery Road, in the Castlereagh area of Belfast. [Killing may have been part of a feud between the LVF and the UVF. Killing was attributed to the UVF in the Sixth Report of the IMC.]
3 June 2004
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Kevin McAlorum (31) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: unknown
Shot dead outside Oakwood Integrated Primary School in Derriaghy, near Belfast.  [Kevin McAlorum was also known as Kevin McGuinness. There was speculation that the Irish National Liberation Army (INLA) may have been involved in the killing.]
1 October 2004
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Darren Thompson (22) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ) ?, Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group (LOY) ?
Shot, and mortally wounded, as he walked to work along Woodburn Park, in the Waterside area of Derry.  Thompson was shot on 29 September 2004 and died on 1 October 2004. [There was speculation that the shooting may have been part of an on-going feud between Loyalist paramilitaries in the Waterside area.]
Uncertain if conflict-related
17 August 2004
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Dominic Marron (38?) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by:
Died of a heart attack on 17 August 2004. [His family believed that his death was related to injuries received when he was shot in the head with a batton round (plastic bullet) by an Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) officer on 9 May 1981. Marron suffered brain damage and spent time in intensive care.]

 

2005

30 January 2005
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Robert McCartney (33) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)?
McCartney was involved in a fight at Magennis's Bar in May Street, Belfast. He was later found stabbed and unconscious in nearby Cromac Street. He died from his wounds. [His family have accused Irish Republican Army (IRA) members of having been involved in the killing. The IRA initially denied responsibility for the killing however on 25 February 2005 it announced that it had expelled three of its members.]
18 March 2005
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Stephen Nelson (55) Protestant?
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Defence Association (UDA)
Severely beaten during an attack on 19 September 2004 while working at a disco in the Chimney Corner Hotel on the Antrim Road, Newtownabbey. Left in a coma following the attack and died from his injuries on 18 March 2005. [On 18 May 2005 the Police Service for Northern Ireland (PSNI) stated that Mr Nelson was killed by a gang of Ulster Defence Association (UDA) men. There was speculation that the motive for the killing was that Nelson attempted to stop the UDA from selling drugs at the disco. The police described the attack as "brutal and horrendous".]
1 July 2005
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Jameson Lockhart (25) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ)?, Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Shot dead while driving a lorry on the lower Newtownards Road in east Belfast. [The BBC reported that a "senior Loyalist" had blamed the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) for the attack. It was also reported that Lockhart was "an associate" of the Loyalist Volunteer Force (LVF).  The killing was part of a feud between the UVF and the LVF.]
11 July 2005
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Craig McCausland (20) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Shot dead at his girlfriend's home in Dhu Varren Park in north Belfast. [Media reports linked the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) to the attack. It was believed that the kiling was part of a feud between the UVF and the Loyalist Volunteer Force (LVF).]
30 July 2005
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Stephen Paul (28) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ)?, Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Shot dead at Wheatfield Crescent, off the Crumlin Road, Belfast. [Media reports claimed that Stephen Paul was linked to the Loyalist Volunteer Force (LVF). It was believed that the kiling was part of a feud between the UVF and the LVF.]
15 August 2005
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Michael Green (42?) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ)?, Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)?
Shot dead as he got off a motorbike outside his workplace in Sandy Row, Belfast. [The Loyalist Volunteer Force (LVF) immediately blamed the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) for the killing but denied that Green was an LVF member. Media reports contained speculation that the killing was part of a feud between the UVF and the LVF.]
4 October 2005
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Jim Gray (47) Protestant
Status: ex-Ulster Defence Association (xUDA), Killed by: Ulster Defence Association (UDA)?
Shot dead outside a relative's house in the Clarawood estate in east Belfast. [It was alleged in the media that Gray had been a former 'Brigadier' of the UDA in east Belfast but had been forced out of the organisation in April 2005. Media reports contained speculation that the killing was carried out by the UDA.]
7 November 2005
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Martin Conlon (35) Catholic
Status: ex-real Irish Republican Army (xrIRA)?, Killed by: Dissident Republican group?
Abducted from a house outside Armagh before being shot three times and his body dumped at Farnaloy Road near Keady, South Armagh. [Police speculated that the killing had been carried out by dissident republicans with whom he was believed to be linked. On 10 November 2005 the CIRA issued a statement to deny any involvement with the killing.]
Uncertain if conflict-related
13 February 2005
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Stephen Montgomery (34) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Unknown
Found unconscious with head injuries on Jamaica Road, Ardoyne. He died later in hospital. The police assumed he had been the victim of a 'hit-and-run' car driver.  [On 24 February 2005 the Red Hand Defenders (RHD), a cover name previously used by the Ulster Defence Association (UDA), claimed that it had killed Montgomery. However, no codename was given and his family dismissed the claim of responsibility.]
28 February 2005
Disappeared
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Lisa Dorrian (25) Catholic?
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Unknown (loyalist)
Disappeared following a party at a caravan site in Ballyhalbert, County Down. The Police Service for Northern Ireland (PSNI) believe she has been killed but to date her body has not been recovered. [There was local speculation that members of the Loyalist Volunteer Force (LVF) were responsible for her disappearance. There was also speculation that one motive may have been related to drugs.]
12 April 2005
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Joseph Rafferty (29) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: unknown
Shot dead outside his flat in the Ongar housing estate in west Dublin, Republic of Ireland . [It has been claimed by Rafferty’s family that he had been involved in a dispute with a family from south Dublin and was threatened on a number of occasions that he would be killed by the IRA. The person suspected of the killing is alleged to have been a former member of the IRA and is alleged to be a member of Sinn Féin.]
10 August 2005
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Thomas Devlin (15) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Gary Taylor and Nigel Brown
Stabbed five times in the back as he walked home with two friends (one of whom was also stabbed but survived) along Somerton Road in north Belfast. [Police initially described the attack as "random" and said they had not established a motive. There was a lot of speculation, reported in the media, that the motive for the killing was sectarian. On 12 May 2010 Gary Taylor and Nigel Brown, from the Mount Vernon estate in north Belfast, were sentenced to prison for the killing. They were described in court as having: "... deeply ingrained, bitter sectarian attitudes towards Catholics".]

 

2006

19 February 2006
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Tommy Hollran (49) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Unknown (loyalist)
Beaten and mortally wounded while visiting friends in Carrickfergus, County Antrim. Attacked on Saturday 18 February 2006 and died in hospital from his injuries on Sunday 19 February 2006. [Stories in the media alleged that he had been ordered to leave Carrickfergus in 2005 following a dispute with loyalist paramilitaries. His family blamed the Ulster Defence Association (UDA) for the fatal attack.]
4 April 2006
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Denis Donaldson (56) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Unknown (republican)
Found shot dead at a family holiday home near Glenties, County Donegal, Republic of Ireland. [On 16 December 2005 Donaldson had admitted to being a paid agent for British intelligence and the RUC/PSNI Special Branch since the 1980s. There was speculation in the media that 'dissident' Republicans were responsible for the killing.]
8 May 2006
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Michael McIlveen (15) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Unknown (loyalist)
Beaten and mortally wounded while walking through the centre of Ballymena, County Antrim. Attacked on Sunday 7 May 2006 and died in hospital from his injuries on Monday 8 May 2006. [His family and the police stated that the motive for the attack was sectarian.]
22 August 2006
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Mark Christie (36) Protestant
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Unknown (loyalist)
Attacked and then beaten and hacked to death on Owen Roe Drive in the Kilcooley Estate, Bangor, County Down. [A machete, screwdrivers and a hatchet were believed to have been used in the attack. At the time police said they were keeping an open mind on whether or not loyalist paramilitaries were involved in the killing.]
Uncertain if conflict-related
29 July 2006
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Ronald Mackie (36) nfNI
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Unknown (loyalist)
From Scotland; travelled to Northern Ireland to attend an Orange Order parade. Involved in a dispute at a disco at Tobermore United Football Club, Tobermore, near Magherafelt, County Derry. Badly assaulted by a gang of men and left on a road where he was hit by a passing car. [There was media speculation that the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) was responsible for the killing.]

 

2007

12 March 2007
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Edward Burns (36) Catholic
Status: ?, Killed by: Continuity IRA ?
Shot dead in a car park off Falls Road, near St Gall's GAA Club, west Belfast.[One of two people killed as the result of a linked pair of incidents. Police officers said the killings took place against the backdrop of tension within dissident republicanism. It was believed that the killing was the result of an internal dispute within the Continuity Irish Republican Army (CIRA).]
12 March 2007
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Joseph Jones (38) Catholic
Status: ?, Killed by: Continuity IRA ?
Beaten body discovered in Elmfield Street, Ardoyne, north Belfast. [He had severe head injures and was believed to have been beaten with a spade. The killing was linked to that of Edward Burns above. It was believed that the killing was the result of an internal dispute within the Continuity Irish Republican Army (CIRA).]
3 June 2007
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Bryan McGlynn (28) Catholic ?
Status: Civilian, Killed by: Irish National Liberation Army (INLA) ?
Shot dead at his home in Fountain Hill, Waterside, Derry. [There were allegations in the media that McGlynn had been a drug dealer; these were denied by his family. It was later reported that the killing had been claimed by the INLA (Sunday Tribune, 17 June 2007.]
Uncertain if conflict-related
20 October 2007
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Paul Quinn (21) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Unknown (republican)
Died from his injuries follow a severe beating at farm buildings at Tullycoora near Oram in County Monaghan, Republic of Ireland. [His family claimed that the IRA had been involved in his killing following a dispute between Quinn and local IRA members. On 12 November 2007 John Grieve, an IMC member, said: "we do believe that those involved ... included people who are members or former members, or have associations with members or former members, of the Provisional IRA."]

 

2008

24 June 2008
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Emmett Shiels (22) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Unknown (republican)
Was shot and mortally wounded by masked men at Bligh's Lane, Creggan, Derry, died in hospital later. [He is believed to have intervened on behalf of a group of youths who were being threatened by a gang of armed men. There was some speculation that INLA members may have been involved.]
11 February 2008
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Andrew Burns (27) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Unknown (republican)
Found shot dead in Doneyloop, Castlefin, Republic of Ireland, close to the border with Strabane. [At the time Gardai said they had not ruled out a dissident republican or criminal link to the killing. The Real IRA released a statement saying it was not involved. The 18th report of the IMC listed the killing as paramilitary related.]

 

2009

11 February 2009
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Jim McConnell (38) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Unknown (republican)
Shot dead in his home in Woodland Avenue, Prehen, Derry. [At the time police said they were investigating the possibility that the killing may have been drugs-related and may have been carried out by dissident republicans.]
7 March 2009
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Patrick Azimkar (21) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Real Irish Republican Army (RIRA)
Shot dead just outside Massereene Army Base, Antrim, County Antrim. [Shot dead along with Mark Quinsey. They were the first soldiers to be killed in Northern Ireland since 12 February 1997.]
7 March 2009
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Mark Quinsey (23) nfNI
Status: British Army (BA), Killed by: Real Irish Republican Army (RIRA)
Shot dead just outside Massereene Army Base, Antrim, County Antrim..
9 March 2009
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Stephen Paul Carroll (48) Catholic
Status: Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI), Killed by: Continuity Irish Republican Army (CIRA)
Shot dead at Lismore Manor, Craigavon, County Armagh. [First member of the PSNI to be killed. The previous RUC officer killed, died from injuries on 6 October 1998.]
24 May 2009
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Kevin McDaid (49) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Unknown (loyalist)
Died following an assault, Somerset Drive, Coleraine, County Derry. [The PSNI have said the motive for the killing was sectarian. Some local politicians claimed the killing was carried out by members of the Ulster Defence Association (UDA).]

 

2010

24 February 2010
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Kieran Doherty (31) Catholic
Status: Real Irish Republican Army (RIRA), Killed by: Real Irish Republican Army (RIRA)
Found shot dead on Braehead Road, outskirts of Derry. [The victim was almost naked, his hands were bound behind his back, he had been shot in the head and his body left close to the border. These circumstances bear the hallmarks of an IRA killing of an alleged informer. However, the RIRA claimed he was shot because of alleged drug dealiing.]
28 May 2010
photo
Bobby Moffett (43) Protestant
Status: ex-Ulster Volunteer Force (xUVF)? Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Shot dead on the Shankill Road, Belfast. [There was speculation in the media that this killiing was the result of a personal dispute between Moffett and a leading member of the UVF. On 15 September 2010 the IMC issued a special report which concluded that Moffett's killing had been sanctioned by the UVF.]

 

2011

2 April 2011
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Ronan Kerr (25) Catholic
Status: Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI), Killed by: Real Irish Republican Army (RIRA)?
Killed when a booby trap bomb exploded under his car, outside his house in Highfield Close, Omagh, County Tyrone. [Police believe the device was probably detonated by a tilt switch.]

 

2012

9 February 2012
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Andrew Allen (24) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Republican Action Against Drugs (RAAD)
Formerly from Derry. Shot dead at a house in Links View Park, Lisfannon, near Buncrana, County Donegal, Republic of Ireland. [Mr Allen was one of several men who were forced to leave Derry in 2011 when threatened by dissident republicans who accused them of being involved in drug dealing. RAAD admitted responsibility on 22 February 2012 for the killing. (See: BBC.)]
1 November 2012
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David Black (52) Protestant
Status: Prison Officer (PO), Killed by: [new] Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Shot dead as he drove to work on the Belfast-bound lane of the M1 motorway (close to junction 10), just north-west of Lurgan. [It is believed that the shots were fired from another car which drove alongside. Immediate speculation was that the attack had been carried out by dissident republicans. (See: BBC.) On 12 November the new republican group, which calls itself 'the IRA', claimed responsibility for the killing. (See: BBC.)]
Uncertain if conflict-related
3 September 2012
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Alan Ryan (32) nfNIRI
Status: Real Irish Republican Army (RIRA), Killed by: Unknown
Shot dead in Grange Lodge Avenue, Clongriffin, north Dublin, Republic of Ireland. [Ryan, a member of a RIRA group in Dublin, was believed by Gardai to have been shot by a criminal gang. The RIRA had opposed drug dealers operating in the area. (See: BBC.)]
25 October 2012
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Danny McKay (36) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Unknown (republican)
Shot dead at his home, Longlands Road, Whitehouse, outskirts of north Belfast. [The PSNI said it was investigating links to drugs and the possible involvement of dissident Republican Paramilitaries (See: BBC.)]
4 December 2012
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Eamon Kelly (65) nfNIRI
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Unknown (republican)
Shot and mortally wounded in Furry Park Road, Clontarf, north Dublin, Republic of Ireland. Pronounced dead at hospital soon after. [The media reported speculation that the attack may have been in retaliation for the killing of Alan Ryan on 3 September 2012. (See: BBC.)]

 

2013

30 March 2013
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Kieran McManus (26) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Continuity IRA
Shot dead outside a Domino's Pizza shop where he worked, Kennedy Way, West Belfast. [On 6 April 2013 the Continuity IRA (CIRA) claimed responsibility for the killing.]
9 October 2013
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Kevin Kearney (46) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: the IRA
Found shot dead in lake in Alexandra Park, off the Antrim Road, North Belfast. [It was reported in the media that Kearney was known to police and it was alleged he had dealt in drugs. (See: BBC.) On 10 October 2013, The Irish News reported that it had received a statement from 'the IRA' claiming responsibility for the killing. (The Irish News, 10 October 2013; p.1) This new IRA dissident group had formed on 26 July 2012.]
Uncertain if conflict-related
5 March 2013
Peter Butterly (35) nfNIRI
Status: Civilian (Civ)?, Killed by: Unknown
Shot dead in the car park of the Huntsman Inn, near Gormanston, County Meath, Republic of Ireland. [The media reported that Butterly was known to Irish police because of his alleged involvement in Dissident Republican activities. (See: BBC.) It was also reported that Butterly had been the subject of an internal Real IRA investigation in 2012 (The Irish News, 8 March 2013; p.10).]
10 October 2013
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Barry McCrory (35) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Unknown
Shot dead in a flat on Shipquay Street, Derry. [Police initially said they were keeping an open mind on the motive for the killing. It was reported that dissident Republicans may have been responsible for the killing. (See: BBC.)]

 

 

2014

Uncertain if conflict-related
18 April 2014
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Tommy Crossan (43) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Unknown
Shot dead at a fuel depot off the Springfield Road, west Belfast. [The media reported that Crossan was a former member of the Continuity IRA. The PSNI stated "Mr Crossan was known to police" and "One line of inquiry centres on individuals or groups who would associate themselves with dissident groupings". (See: BBC.)]

 

Notes:

For deaths between 1969 and 2001 see:
Malcolm Sutton's on-line database of deaths 1969-2001
based on a revised and updated version of Malcolm Sutton's book.

See also:
Draft lists of (yearly) deaths related to the conflict (in separate Web pages):
2002   2003   2004   2005   2006   2007   2008   2009   2010   2011   2012   2013   2014  
and
Draft list of deaths related to the conflict from 2002 to the present (in a single Web page).

 

Note on the photographs:
Most of the photographs in this section were provided by family members, relatives or friends of the person killed, to the local media at the time of death. In most cases the photographs were taken by a member of the family, a relative or a friend. At the time the photographs were provided to the local media, the name of the photographer was not recorded. No payment was made for the photograph. In some cases the original image was never returned.
Copyright of the photographs
Copyright © of the photographs remains with the (unknown) original photographer. If anyone believes they own the copyright of any of the photographs in this section, and objects to its reproduction on this Web site, they should contact the CAIN Director.
Sources:
The photographs were obtained from various sources including: newspapers, magazines, books, other publications, video, memorials, Web sites, etc.
Removal of photographs:
If the nearest relative of any of those killed, objects to the use of a particular photograph then the image will be removed from this site. If the nearest relative would prefer a different photograph to be used this can be arranged.
Appeal for additional photographs:
If anyone has a photograph, or a series of photographs, of any of those killed during the conflict and would be willing to donate a (digital) copy to the Archive, please contact the CAIN Director. Please do not sent original photographs by post.

 


CAIN contains information and source material on the conflict and politics in Northern Ireland.
CAIN is based within the University of Ulster.


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