The scene after the third car bomb explosion in Dublin on Friday, May 17th, 1974. On the map below, I have marked my normal walk home, and where the third explosion took place, at 5.32pm. The bombings occurred in rush hour in the heart of the city without warning. See the Wikipedia entry on the explosions here. The entry states, "There are various credible allegations that elements of the British security forces colluded with the Ulster Volunteer Force in the bombings. The Irish parliament's Joint Committee on Justice called the attacks an act of international terrorism involving British security forces."
Kaitaia fisherman Peter Frederick Hilton-Jones ("Tiger") became a national hero in September 1956 when, after scoring a brilliant and decisive try in the historic Test win over the Springboks, he told the record crowd at Eden Park, Auckland (and the whole nation) that he was "Absolutely buggered". It was the first time anyone had ever sworn live on air in New Zealand. Fair dinkum!
I used to own a car just like this one.
BELFAST, Today (September 20, 2013): There should be an end to prosecutions for Troubles-related killings, Northern Ireland's attorney-general has said. John Larkin said there should be no further police investigations, inquests or inquiries into any relevant killings that took place before the signing of the Good Friday Agreement in 1998. That means all deaths caused by paramilitaries, police or the Army. Mr Larkin said his proposal was not a formal amnesty, but was a logical consequence of the Agreement.