October 06

Published in On this Day listing

  • 1971 Annette McGavigan (14) was shot dead, apparently by a British soldier, during an exchange of fire between troops and the IRA in Derry’s Bogside. She was the 100th victim of Northern Ireland’s violence since 1969.
  • 1970 A new trial of Charles J. Haughey and three others on charges of conspiring to import arms and ammunition to the Republic opened. All four were found not guilty on 23 October.
  • 1998 RUC Constable Frank O’Reilly (30), a Catholic, died from injuries sustained in a loyalist blast-bomb attack in Portadown a month earlier, the last of 303 members of the RUC to die in the Northern Ireland Troubles.
  • 1962 Sylvia Beach, publisher of James Joyce’s Ulysses, died.
  • 1891 Charles Stewart Parnell died.
  • 1810 Donnchadh Rua Mac Con Mara (aged c. 95), poet, notably of the exile-poem Bánchnoic Éireann Óighe and the humorous Eachtra Ghiolla an Amaráin, died.
  • 1972 Sinn Féin’s Kevin Street, Dublin, HQ was closed down by gardaí under the Offences Against the State Act.

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