Republic of Ireland players John Aldridge and Kevin Sheedy celebrate a goal in the Word Cup qualifier against Malta on November 15th, 1989. Photograph: ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

January 16th: The case of the Guildford Four is referred to the Court of Appeal. January 17th: Douglas Hogg, a British Home Office minister, publicly(...)

Gerry Conlon,   one of the Guildford Four, who were wrongly convicted for a bombing in Guildford, after his release from the Old Bailey, London in  October 1989.  Photograph: Peter Thursfield

Gerry Conlon, one of the Guildford Four who was wrongly convicted of being an IRA bomber, wrote from prison in 1988 to then taoiseach Charles Haughey (...)