May 28

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  • 1972 Eight people, including four members of the IRA and two women, were killed when an IRA bomb exploded prematurely in the Short Strand area of East Belfast.
  • 1970 Former ministers Charles J. Haughey and Neil Blaney, along with Captain Kelly and Albert Luykx, were arrested and charged with conspiring to import arms and ammunition into the state.
  • 1974 In Northern Ireland the power-sharing Executive, established in January that year under the terms of the Sunningdale Agreement, collapsed in the wake of the Ulster Workers’ Council strike.
  • 1970 Ex-Fianna Fáil ministers Charles J. Haughey and Neil Blaney, who had been dismissed by Taoiseach Jack Lynch three weeks earlier, were charged with conspiring to import arms and ammunition. Also charged were Captain James Kelly, a former Army intelligence officer, John Kelly, a prominent Belfast Republican, and Albert Luyckx, a Belgian businessman.
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