Wednesday 16 April 2014

Murdered jail chief honoured 30 years on

Sheila Stack wife of the late Chief Officer Brian Stack with the bronze bust after being unveiled at the Prison Service College, Portlaoise by Minister for Justice Equality and Defence Alan Shatter TD. Picture: Alf Harvey/ supplied from the Irish Prison Service

THE wife of the late chief prison officer Brian Stack caresses a bronze bust unveiled in his honour, some 30 years after he was murdered by the IRA.

Mr Stack, who was in charge of Portlaoise maximum security jail, was shot by the Provisionals after leaving a boxing match in the National Stadium in Dublin on March 25, 1983.

His wife Sheila Stack looked on at the Prison Service College, Portlaoise, as Justice Minister Alan Shatter yesterday unveiled the bronze bust.

In a heated interview with Miriam O'Callaghan on RTE's 'Prime Time' this week, Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams said he did not know if the IRA had killed Mr Stack.

"I don't really know and if I did I would say it to you," said Mr Adams, who has agreed to meet with the Stack family.

Irish Independent

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