3 March 2013 Edition

Frank Boyle, Knockatallon and Roslea

3 March 2013

THE death occurred on New Year’s Day, 1 January, of lifelong republican Frank Boyle of Knockatallon, County Monaghan. Free article

The Civil War in Cabra

3 March 2013

NICKY KEHOE was a Sinn Féin councillor for Dublin North Inner City (including his home patch of Cabra) from 1999 to 2007. In 2002, he was just 74 votes from winning a Dáil seat in Dublin Central, coming third in first-preference votes in a constituency where the (then highly popular) Taoiseach Bertie Ahern habitually topped the poll. Nicky retired from frontline politics in 2007 but has remained a committed republican. In this extended ‘Remembering the Past’, Nicky looks back at the Civil War murders in 1923 of two young men in his Cabra neighbourhood by shadowy Free State forces waging a dirty war against the IRA. Free article

A traumatic time, a time of bravery and courage

3 March 2013

6 March 1988: Three IRA Volunteers – Mairéad Farrell, Seán Savage and Dan McCann – were gunned down in broad daylight by the British Army’s elite SAS. They became the latest victims of the unofficial British policy of the time – shoot to kill. They were unarmed. They were heavily outnumbered and surrounded by the SAS and numerous police and security units. They never had a chance. The killings in Gibraltar were to trigger a tragic series of events that was to claim many more lives. It was a traumatic time but also a time of bravery, courage and republican resilience. Premium service article


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