Guilford Four/Maguire Seven case


Entry: a series of trials carried out in Northern Ireland from 1974 to 1976 in which two sets of people whose convictions in English courts for the Guilford pub bombings in the 1970's were eventually quashed. The Guilford Four were convicted of bombings carried out by the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA), and the Maguire Seven were convicted of handling explosives found during the investigation into the bombings. Both groups' convictions were declared "unsafe and unsatisfactory" and reversed after they had served time in prison.