July 13

Published in On this Day listing

  • 2011 The Cloyne Report, investigating allegations against eighteen priests in the diocese of Cloyne between 1996 and 2009, was published. It found that Bishop John Magee had ignored church guidelines requiring all suspected molestation cases to be reported to Gardaí. It also found that the Vatican had encouraged the concealment.
  • 1969 In Dungiven, Co. Derry, the RUC launched repeated baton charges at Catholics attempting to storm an Orange hall, and B-Specials fired shots over the heads of people leaving a dance hall. In a subsequent mêlée, an onlooker, Francis McCluskey (70), was assaulted. He died the following day, the first death in the Troubles.
  • 1983 Four UDR soldiers, aged 19–24 years, were killed when a 600lb. IRA culvert bomb exploded under their Land Rover in Drumquin, Co. Tyrone—the regiment’s heaviest loss in a single incident.

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