The timeline links together artworks from the archive with historical events
The hunger strike at the Maze prison is called off after 53 days after an appeal by Cardinal Tomás Ó Fiaich, Catholic Primate of All Ireland
While on hunger strike in the Maze Prison, Bobby Sands becomes a member of parliament in Westminster
After 66 days on hunger strike, Bobby Sands dies in the Maze Prison. A further 9 prisoners die in the following 3 months
The British government publishes a white paper on devolution in Northern Ireland
The factory in Dunmurry closes with the loss of 1,500 jobs.
These bombings result in the deaths of 11 soldiers and 7 horses
Eleven soldiers and seven civilians are killed
The New Ireland Forum, a conference of nationalists north and south meets in Dublin Castle
A prison officer dies from injuries received in the breakout.
Three options are offered for Northern Ireland: a unitary state; a federal arrangement; and a joint authority solution. The report also rejects the use of violence to achieve political change in Northern Ireland.
A bomb planted by the Provisional IRA in the Grand Hotel explodes on the last day of the Conservative Party Conference. Five people are killed and many others wounded.
The meeting takes place at Chequers to discuss the potential consequences for constitutional politics in the event of the rise in support for Sinn Fein. At a press conference later that day, Margaret Thatcher rejects the proposals of the New Ireland Forum in her famous &
The agreement is signed by Garret Fitzgerald and Margaret Thatcher at Hillsborough Castle. The Agreement introduces an Intergovernmental Conference headed by the Secretary of State and the Irish Foreign Minister, which will meet regularly to promote cross-border cooperat
A bomb exploded on board. All 329 passengers and crew are killed.
The decision was made by the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Tom King.
The Deputy leader of the DUP marched into the village in Co Monaghan in the Republic of Ireland. He is later arrested and fined.
A bomb explodes during the Remembrance Day wreath laying ceremony at the War memorial in Enniskillen. 11 are killed.
The first in a number of meetings take place between John Hume, leader of the SDLP and Gerry Adams, leader of Sinn Fein. This is considered by some to be the beginning of the Peace Process.
Three unarmed IRA members are killed by undercover members of the SAS.
During the funerals of the three members of the IRA killed in Gibraltar, Michael Stone, a loyalist gunman, launches a gun and grenade attack on mourners. Three are killed and 50 injured.
During the funeral of one of those killed in the Milltown Cemetery attack, two soldiers in plainclothes are attacked and killed by mourners.
The British government announces a broadcasting ban on direct statements by members of proscribed organisations, including Sinn Fein and the Ulster Defense Association.
Pat Finucane, a solicitor who had represented a number of Republicans, is hot in his home by members of the Ulster Freedom Fighters (UFF). Rumours of collusion between Loyalists and security forces follow.
Ten members of the Royal Marines band are killed in an attack on the Deal army barracks.
The Guilford Four are released on appeal having spent 14 years in prison wrongly convicted of the Birmingham pub bombings