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Monday 24 June 2019

Paul Williams

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Dessie O’Hare in the 1980s, when he was at the height of his terror rampage around the Border area

Paul Williams: 'Soft-spoken psychopath who tried to convince the world he had become a pacifist after reading about Gandhi' 

When Dessie O'Hare was released in 2008 after serving half of a 40-year prison sentence for the kidnap and malicious wounding of a Dublin dentist, the country's most notorious terrorist tried to convince the world that he stopped his evil ways and turned to God. To prove his Damascene conversion, he spent a weekend meditating in the Glencree Peace and Reconciliation Centre while...