31 March - Northern Ireland Railways runs the last regular steam-hauled passenger train on a national network in the British Isles, Whitehead, County.
In 1970 the ranks of the IRA had split and the Provisional IRA was established starting a massive bombing campaign across Northern Ireland in.
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