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    1962

    • IRA's 1952-62 Border campaign ends
    • IRA rejects violence in favour of politics

    1963

    • Terence O'Neill new PM of Northern Ireland

    1964

    • Campaign for Social Justice formed
    • Harold Wilson new Labour Prime Minister

    1965

    • O'Neill meets Lemass
    • Campaign for Democracy in Ulster formed

    1966

    • 50th anniversary of 1916 Easter Rising
    • UVF banned after sectarian killings
    • Wolfe Tone Societies discuss a civil rights campaign

    1967

    • NICRA formed in Belfast

    1968

    • Coalisland to Dungannon NICRA march
    • 5th October NICRA march in Derry
    • Five-Point Plan
    • O'Neill's 'Crossroads' speech

    1969

    • PD march from Belfast-Derry
    • Terence O'Neill resigns, replaced by Chichester-Clark
    • Battle of the Bogside, the burning of Bombay Street
    • British troops on the streets of NI
    • Birth of Provisional IRA

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