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IRA expanded bombing to attempt on life of Margaret Thatcher in seaside hotel in Brighton during a Tory convention in 1984.
Semtex explosive material provided by Libya, Gaddafi
At Tip O'Neill's urging, President Ronald Reagan encouraged Margaret Thatcher to try something new. In 1985, the Anglo-Irish Agreement, in which the Dublin government was given a say in the running of Northern Ireland in exchange for accepting that Northern Ireland would remain part of the United Kingdom until a majority living there voted otherwise, became the bedrock on which the current peace process was built.
On February 7, 1991, terror found its way right to the heart of the British government. A Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) operative launched three rounds from a homemade mortar at the cabinet room in No. 10 Downing Street. None reached its target, but one exploded in the back yard. Inside were then-Prime Minister John Major, members of his staff and his war cabinet for the first Gulf war.
The Bishopsgate bombing occurred on 24 April 1993, when the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) detonated a powerful truck bomb on Bishopsgate, a major thoroughfare in London's financial district, the City of London.
George Mitchell: Building Peace in Northern Ireland
Role played by America in the Northern Ireland peace process and negotiations chaired by George Mitchell. President Clinton used economic incentive, a promise for investment in Northern Ireland. A blueprint for peace in Ukraine?
Irish-America, the End of the IRA's Armed Struggle and the Utility of 'Soft Power
The Omagh bombing was a car bombing on 15 August 1998 in the town of Omagh in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. It was carried out by a group calling themselves the Real Irish Republican Army (Real IRA).
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