Example image of eyePlorer eyePlorer map for '1970 in Northern Ireland': January 1 Ulster Defence Regiment Abstentionism January 11 Sinn Féin Workers' Party of Ireland April 3 Alliance Party of Northern Ireland April 16 April 21 Ian Paisley Northern Ireland Parliament of Northern Ireland Arms Crisis Charles Haughey Jack Lynch May 6 Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Ireland) Minister for Finance (Ireland) Neil Blaney Taoiseach Provisional Irish Republican Army Kevin Boland Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government James Kelly (Irish Army officer) John Kelly (Sinn Féin politician) May 27 Bridewell Palace May 28 June 19 Bernadette Devlin McAliskey Derry June 26 July 2 July 3 July 5 August 21 Gerry Fitt Social Democratic and Labour Party Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom Royal charter September 1 University of Ulster at Coleraine October 23 Fianna Fáil October 26 United States Dana (singer) Eurovision Song Contest March 21