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Draft List of Deaths Related to the Conflict in 2006

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.


19 February 2006
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
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
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
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
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.]



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   2015   2016   2017   2018   2019   2020   2021   2022  
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.
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.




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