Thig Leo An Réabhlóideach A Mharú

Three INLA volunteers are commemorated on this Rossville Street, Derry, plaque. 18 year-old Colm McNutt was shot by an undercover SAS officer during a botched hijacking, tipped off by best friend and informer Raymond Gilmour (Irish News). A drunken Phelan was shot by an off-duty NYPD officer in New York, nine years after leaving the country (LA Times | NY Times). McShane was run over and crushed by a British APC during riots against the treatment of Catholics during the Drumcree standoff (RN). “Thig leo an réabhlóideach a mharú, ach ní thig leo an réabhlóid a mharú choíche.” (They can kill the revolutionary …)

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Copyright © 2003 Peter Moloney

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Who Is The Real Freedomfighters Now!

 

Here is a collection of six murals from Ballycolman, Strabane, all seen previously in 1989 and showing their age, and with some RIRA graffiti “Who is the real freedomfighters now! Real IRA” and “Strabane RUC station – 2001 RIRA”.

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Copyright © 2002 Peter Moloney