'74 The Year of Liberty


Poster produced by the Provisional IRA (Irish Republican Army) in early 1974. Black and white photographic image of a man with a mask behind a wall with a gun. ''74 The Year of Liberty.' This was one of a number of images produced by republicans in 1973-74 which proclaimed that 1974 would be the year of liberty or year of victory. Although the IRA attempt to achieve a united Ireland in 1974 proved unsuccessful the continuing IRA campaign was a factor in destabilising the Power-sharing Executive which took office in January of that year.