|Covid-19|6 March - Three unidentified IRA members, suspected of having a remote control explosive dentonator in their possession, are shot and killed by a team of British SAS agents in Gibraltar.
16 March - During a funeral service for a recently killed IRA member, a member of the Protestant UDA tosses a bomb into the crowd of 5,000 in attendance killing three and wounding dozens more.
19 March - After their vehicle is trapped by an angry crowd, two British army corporals are beaten to death by mourners at an IRA funeral.
6 May - IRA volunteer Hugh Hehir was killed by the Garda Special Branch following a bank raid in County Clare.
15 June - Six off-duty British soldiers were killed by an IRA booby-trap bomb attached to their unmarked military van in Market Square, Lisburn. The bomb was made in such a way so as to ensure it exploded only upwards, causing maximum damage to the van, but avoiding spraying surrounding cars with shrapnel.
20 August - An unmarked bus transporting 36 soldiers of The Light Infantry from RAF Aldergrove to a military base near Omagh is bombed by members of the East Tyrone Brigade in the townland of Curr near Ballygawley, County Tyrone. Eight soldiers are killed and 28 wounded.
30 August - Three members of the Provisional IRA are killed in Northern Ireland after an ambush by SAS members near Drumnakilly, County Tyrone.
1988 in the Irish Republican Army Wikipedia