March 14

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  • 1991 The Birmingham Six—John Walker, Paddy Hill, Hugh Callaghan, Richard McIlkenny, Gerry Hunter and Billy Power—were released after serving sixteen years in prison on fabricated evidence for the bombing of two public houses in Birmingham by the IRA in November 1974.
  • 1973 The 20th Dáil assembled. Liam Cosgrave (Fine Gael) was elected taoiseach in a coalition containing five Labour Party ministers.

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