Wednesday 21 November 2018

Herrema kidnapping threatened economy

Jim Cusack

EDDIE Gallagher, who criticised the Sunday Independent on RTE's Liveline programme, not only held Dr Tiede Herrema hostage and threatened his life, his crime also threatened the economic well-being of this state.

Gallagher threatened to murder Dr Herrema if the government did not release three fellow IRA members from Mountjoy Prison. As he indicated on Duffy's programme, he remains unrepentant about his crime.

The kidnapping of the head of one of the most important foreign-owned companies, Ferenka, in Limerick, almost ruined Ireland's inward investment programme for years afterwards.

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