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13 September 2001 Edition

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Peter Clinton



It was with great sadness that republicans learned of the death of our friend and comrade Peter `Skeets' Clinton.

Peter was born at Mournes Terrace Drogheda in August 1936. At the age of 14 he went to live with an aunt in England, returning home four years later. Peter was a keen swimmer, and while in England he saved three people from drowning, for which he received a bravery award.

Peter was very generous by nature and was a staunch supporter of many charitable causes. He served his time as a mechanic and eventually ran his own haulage company.

He joined the Republican Movement in the 1950s and was active up to the end of that campaign in the 1960's. Peter went on the run in 1980, eventually being captured in 1987. He spent almost nine months on remand in Portlaoise jail before the case against him was dismissed.

Peter remained an active and committed republican right up to the time of his death on 4 September. He is survived by his wife Pauline, daughter Sharon, his elderly mother and two brothers.

The Republican Movement tenders our deepest sympathy to Peter's entire circle of family and friends,. Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a anam cróga.

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