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Draft List of Deaths Related to the Conflict in 2015

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.



5 January 2015
Brian McIlhagga (42) Protestant?
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Unknown
Died from his injuries after he was beaten and shot in the legs by an armed gang, at Riverview Park, Ballymoney, County Antrim. [There was media speculation that this was a loyalist paramilitary 'punishment' attack that had gone wrong.]
6 June 2015
Paul McCauley (38) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: non-specific Loyalist group?
Died from his injuries nine years after he had been severely beaten during a sectarian attack, and left in a vegetative state, in the rear garden of his home, Waterside area, Derry. [Police said that they believed a loyalist gang of up to 15 people had been involved in the attack which occurred on 16 July 2006.]
12 August 2015
Kevin McGuigan (53) Catholic
Status: ex-Irish Republican Army (xIRA), Killed by: Unknown
Shot dead outside his home in Comber Court, Short Strand, Belfast. [There was media speculation that this killing was linked to the killing of Gerard Davison on 5 May 2015.]
Uncertain if conflict-related
5 May 2015
Gerard 'Jock' Davison (47) Catholic
Status: ex-Irish Republican Army (xIRA), Killed by: Unknown
Shot dead as he walked to work in Welsh Street, the Markets area, Belfast. [On 12th May 2015 the media reported that police did not believe the killing was carried out by dissident Republicans or was sectarian (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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