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‘IRA” says it struck police vehicle with EFP (explosively formed projectile).

THE Republican paramilitary group known as the ‘IRA’ last night claimed it was “confident” it struck an RUC/PSNI vehicle with an EFP mortar in Strabane last week.

In a statement the organisation, sometimes referred to as the ‘New IRA’, said it fired the potentially lethal device at the passing patrol car at Townsend Street in the Tyrone town last Tuesday night. The group claims the EFP (explosively formed projectile) mortar contained Semtex and was triggered by command wire and fired from a distance of nine feet at the police vehicle as it passed at around 8pm. The ‘IRA’ claims that the mortar was moved from another location in the border town earlier on Tuesday after the security forces failed to show up.

Using a recognised codeword, the republican group claimed that an attempt to target a police car with the same device at Townsend Street was abandoned an hour before the attack because of the prescence of civillian vehicles in the area. The RUC/PSNI has said that the device, which it described as a “roadside bomb with command wire attached” was “designed to kill or seriously injure” its officers. Three officers who were travelling in the vehicle were uninjured but believed to be left shaken. The RUC/PSNI vehicle left the area after the attack and police were later criticised for failing to cordon off the scenne for three hours.

Several people were removed from their homes during a follow up operation but later allowed to return. Politicians have condemned the latest attack which came just weeks after the ‘IRA’ tried to kill a Catholic police officer in Derry using an undercar bomb. Policing Board member and SDLP MLA Daniel McCrossan said: “Such attacks on the PSNI (RUC) have no place in a modern progressive society.” DUP MLA Tom Buchánan said: “There must be a united and resolute stand from right across the political spectrum to such activities.”

In August 2015, a motar was discovered and disarmed at a cemetery in Strabane after a security operation. EFPs, which can pierce armour over a long distance, have been used by the ‘IRA’ in Derry and Belfast in the past. On those occasions no-one was injured. Unexploded EFPs have also been recovered by the security forces accross the north. Believed to have been developed in Iran, the homemade weapon was regularly used in Iraq. It is considered by some as the modern version of the horizontal mortar – known to republicans as a ‘doodle bug’ – which was used by the Provisionals. Meanwhile, police have been given additional time to question a 20-year-old man arrested in Newtownstewart in connection with the attack last week, while a 31-year-old man arrested on Saturday continued to be questioned last night.

With many thanks to: The Irish News, for the orgional story.

Óglach Martin Meehan Commemoration Saturday 14/11/2015.

We reminder about next Saturday’s Commemoration folks….
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Assemble 12.00pm – Departs 12.30pm Frankfield Street, Glasgow.
All relevant groups and banners welcome.

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Óglach Martin Meehan Commemoration - Glasgow

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With many thanks to: Eddie Healy.
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IRA Volunteer Hugh Coney, a native of Coalisland, Co Tyone, was shot dead by the British Army while attempting to escape from Long Kesh on 6th November 1974.

Following the introduction of internment in August 1971, the internees were initially held in Magilligan Prison, Co Derry, and the Maidstone Prison Ship, moored in Belfast Lough.

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Oglach Hugh Coney - Coalisland, Co Tyrone.

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Maidstone Prison Ship - moored at Belfast Lough

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Magillign Prison - 1970s.

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Magilligan Prison - as it is today.

For more information on Oglach Hugh Coney, please click on the link below for more details:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maze_Prison_escape

Maidstone Prison Ship click on the link below for more details:

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HMP Maidstone in the harbour of Algiers. Alongside HMP Safari and HMS Sahib

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Christina ‘Dina’ Hunter was born in 1901. At the time the Hunter family were living in a one room tenement at number 7 McGuinness Court.

Her father was a coach painter, while her mother, Sarah was a house kepper. They already had a two-year-old son John. They would later move to number 25 Townsend Street, another one room tenement, and the family would expand to include Sarah, Liziebeth and Jane Frances.

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Christy and Dina Crothers nee Hunter

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Kathleen Lynn.

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The Funeral of Thomas Ashe.

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Sean Hunter (Johnny).

With many thanks to: Gillean Robertson Miller –
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1916 Easter Rising Historical Society.
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Oglach Martin Meehan (8th Anniversary) occours today, In living memory of my late father Martin who died suddenlly 3rd November 2007.

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My heart is full of memories, with pride I speak your name, my life go’s on without you but nothing seems the same. I talk about you often, of the things you would say and do, I have so many memories, but I wish I still had you.

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Martin Meehan - died suddenly, 3rd November 2007.

You are not just a memory silently kept, your a part of my life I will never forget. Gone from my sight, away from my touch, but in my memories, loved so much.

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From left to right - Kevin, Mary and Martin og.

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Oglach Martin Meehan.

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Kevin and Mary Meehan - in front of mural of Martin.

Always remembered with great pride, your loving son Kevin and grandson Donovan xxx.

The Sworn Statement of Kevin Geard Barry, 28th October 1920.

I, Kevin Barry, of 58 South Circular Road, in the County of Dublin, Medical Student, aged 18 years and upwards solemnly and sincerely declare as follows:

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Kevin Gerard Barry 20/01/1902 - Executed 01/11/1920. Fuair sé bás ar son saoirse na hÉireann - RIP

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With many thanks to: Thomas Harte Cumann, Republican Sinn Féin Co Armagh:
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Kevin Barry by Countess Markievicz – POLISH: Markiewicz – Founder of – Na Fianna Éireann, 1909.

We knelt at Mass with sobbing heart
Cold in the dawn of day.
The dawn for us, for him the night,
Who was so young and gay.

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Stained glass window commemorating Kevin Barry.

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76-years after its original installation in Earlsfort Terrace, a stained glass window commemorating the life of Kevin Barry, an IRA Volunteer who was executed by the British Army during the War of Independence, has been unveiled in its new location on the UCD Belfield Campus.

For more information on Kevin Barry please click on the link below:
http:// https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Barry

For more information on Countess Markievicz click on the link below:
http:// https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constance_Markievicz

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Countess Markievicz - POLISH: Markiewicz.

With many thanks to: Ireland Long Held in Chains Stair agus Cultûr na hÉireann.
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29th July 1915 – The remains of the late Fenian leader Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa are lying in state for three days at City Hall in Dublin.

The remains had been brought by the American liner St Paul from New York to Liverpool, and then transferred to the steamer Carlow, which conveyed them to Dublin.

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O'Donovan Rossa and Mary Jane

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O'Donovan Rossa lying in state in City Hall, Dublin.

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Mary Jane O'Donovan Rossa.

With many thanks to: Gillean Robertson Miller – 1916 Easter Rising Historical Society.
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1916 Easter Rising Historical Society

The remains had been brought by the American liner St Paul from New York to Liverpool, and then transferred to the steamer Carlow, which conveyed them to Dublin.

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O'Donovan Rossa and Mary Jane

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O'Donovan Rossa lying in state in City Hall, Dublin.

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Mary Jane O'Donovan Rossa.

With many thanks to: Gillean Robertson Miller – 1916 Easter Rising Historical Society.
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Remembering today Oglach Kevin Barry, born 20th January 1902. Executed on this day 1st November, 1920 in Mountjoy Jail, Dublin.

KEVIN BARRY

Kevin Barry was 18-years-old when he was hanged in Mountjoy Jail on November 1st 1920.

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Kevin Barry, 1902-1920 - Executed by British armed forces 1920.

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Watch the video below and have a listen to the song:
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With many thanks to: Ireland Long Held in Chains Stair agus Cultûr na hÉireann:

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