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Sunday 18 August 2019

IRA boss in Stack murder returns home

Brian Stack
Brian Stack
Kevin Doyle

Kevin Doyle

A former IRA boss linked to the murder of prison officer Brian Stack is being closely monitored by gardaí after returning to the country.

The prominent Provo was named by Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams in his email to the Garda Commissioner.

The man, whom gardaí believe was once a close friend of Mr Adams, is facing very serious charges unrelated to the murder of Mr Stack in 1983.

The man's name was one of the four included in the email sent by Mr Adams to Garda Commissioner Nóirín O'Sullivan.

The ex-IRA commander, who is originally from Belfast, is now in the Republic on the back of an extradition order.

He was at the helm of the IRA when Detective Garda Jerry McCabe was killed in the mid-1990s, but he later stepped down and moved abroad.

Irish Independent

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