#OTD in 1920 – The inquest into the death of Tomás Mac Curtain, Lord Mayor of Cork killed by policemen in disguise on 20 March, returns a verdict of wilful murder against the RIC, and indicts Lloyd George and the British government.

Tomás Mac Curtain was shot dead at his home at Thomas Davis St, Blackpool between 12.10 a.m. and 1.15 a.m. on 20 March 1920. It was the morning of his thirty-sixth birthday. The fatal revolver shots were fired by two men with blackened faces who had rushed upstairs and called him out of bed after […]

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#OTD in 1920 – The inquest into the death of Tomás Mac Curtain, Lord Mayor of Cork, killed by policemen in disguise on 20 March, returned a verdict of wilful murder against the RIC, and indicted Lloyd George and the British government.

Tomás Mac Curtain was shot dead at his home at Thomas Davis St, Blackpool between 12.10 a.m. and 1.15 a.m. on 20 March 1920. It was the morning of his thirty-sixth birthday. The fatal revolver shots were fired by two men with blackened faces who had rushed upstairs and called him out of bed after […]

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1920 – The inquest into the death of Tomás MacCurtain, Lord Mayor of Cork killed by policemen in disguise on 20 March, returns a verdict of wilful murder against the RIC, and indicts Lloyd George and the British government.

Tomás MacCurtain was shot dead at his home at Thomas Davis Street, Blackpool between 12.10 a.m. and 1.15 a.m. on Saturday, 20 March 1920. It was the morning of his thirty-sixth birthday. The fatal revolver shots were fired by two men with blackened faces who had rushed upstairs and called him out of bed after […]

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1921 – Sir Arthur Vicars was assassinated in Kilmorna, Co Kerry by the IRA.

Sir Arthur Vicars is executed by the IRA in Kerry. Vicars, who played a pivotal (and probably negligent) role in the theft of the Irish Crown Jewels in 1907, was executed by the IRA. Born in England, Vicars spent most of his life in Ireland where he was Custodian of the Irish Crown Jewels at […]

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1979 – Airey Neave, shadow Northern Ireland Secretary and opposition Conservative spokesman on Northern Ireland, dies when a bomb explodes in his car as he is driving out of the House of Commons car park.

The well planned operation was carried out by the INLA, (Irish National Liberation Army) who attached a bomb by magnet to the car and started the timer by a wrist watch. A tilt switch activated the bomb when the car started. Neave had an adventurous life including being the first British officer to escape from […]

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