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Draft List of Deaths Related to the Conflict in 2012

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.


9 February 2012
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
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
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
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
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.)]



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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