Wednesday 21 November 2018

List of shame: the 39 killed by the Provos since the ceasefire

THIRTY-NINE people - more than the number killed in the Dublin/Monaghan bombings and more than those killed at Omagh - have met their deaths either through shooting or stabbing at the hands of the IRA since the 1994 ceasefire began. This list excludes the murders of Det Garda Jerry McCabe, and others killed in the North and in Britain during the period of the IRA's "active" ca

THIRTY-NINE people - more than the number killed in the Dublin/Monaghan bombings and more than those killed at Omagh - have met their deaths either through shooting or stabbing at the hands of the IRA since the 1994 ceasefire began. This list excludes the murders of Det Garda Jerry McCabe, and others killed in the North and in Britain during the period of the IRA's "active" campaign.

Christopher O'Kane, 37, was shot dead outside a Derry pub on April 21, 2001. O'Kane was a small-time drug dealer who had a number of run-ins with local IRA figures. Eamon Collins; the 45-year-old ex-prisoner was beaten and stabbed on January 27, 1999, because he wrote a brutally honest book, Killing Rage, about his role as part of the murderous IRA's south Armagh brigade. He also testified in the Sunday Times libel case against IRA boss, Thomas 'Slab' Murphy. Police who attended the scene said they had never encountered such injuries, which at first made them think he had been mangled by machinery. No one has been charged.

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