Tom Oliver lived for his family and was murdered for the IRA
The torture and killing of a young farmer shows up Gerry Adams's distorted moral compass, writes Ruth Dudley Edwards
Clay rattles down on the coffin. Grief embraces, with its grip of pain.
The dull familiar drumming is the sound of a nation's shame.
So ended the poem written by Sean Branigan for a 1991 protest rally against the barbarous torture and murder of Tom Oliver, a farmer on Co Louth's Cooley peninsula.