1988 – ‘The Gibraltar Three’: Mairéad Farrell, Daniel McCann and Seán Savage are executed by the SAS on the Rock of Gibraltar.

Three members of the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) were executed by the British Special Air Service (SAS) in Gibraltar. The three—Seán Savage, Daniel McCann, and Mairéad Farrell—were believed to be mounting a bombing attack on British military personnel in Gibraltar. What is undeniable is that just before four that afternoon – just two or […]

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1957 – Birth of Mairéad Farrell in Belfast. She was an Irish volunteer of the Irish Republican Army.

“Your minds your strongest weapon, and that’s how we always counteract whatever they do, because they can’t control our minds, they can’t get inside them, and that’s their failure.” –Mairead Farrell Mairéad was born in Belfast; the second youngest of six children and the only girl. She was twelve when the British Army took over […]

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1988 – Milltown Massacre.

Loyalist gunman Michael Stone kills three people at a funeral for IRA members (Maireád Farrell, 31, Daniel McCann, 30, and Sean Savage, 23,) who were executed in Gibraltar by SAS troops. Stone wanted to kill Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams and others whom he believed to be members of the IRA. He claimed the attack […]

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1988 – Three unarmed Provisional Irish Republican Army members, Mairéad Farrell, Daniel McCann and Seán Savage are executed by the SAS on the Rock of Gibraltar.

Three members of the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) were executed by the British Special Air Service (SAS) in Gibraltar. The three—Seán Savage, Daniel McCann, and Mairéad Farrell—were believed to be mounting a bombing attack on British military personnel in Gibraltar. What is undeniable is that just before four that afternoon – just two or […]

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1957 – Birth of Mairéad Farrell in Belfast. She was an Irish volunteer of the Irish Republican Army.

“Your minds your strongest weapon, and that’s how we always counteract whatever they do, because they can’t control our minds, they can’t get inside them, and that’s their failure.” –Mairead Farrell Mairéad was born in Belfast; the second youngest of six children and the only girl. She was twelve when the British Army took over […]

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1988 – Milltown Massacre.

Loyalist gunman Michael Stone kills three people at a funeral for IRA members (Mairead Farrell, 31, Daniel McCann, 30, and Sean Savage, 23,) who were shot in Gibraltar by SAS undercover troops. Stone wanted to kill Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams and others whom he believed to be members of the IRA. He claimed the […]

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Today in Irish History – 16th March:

Feast Day of Abbán moccu Corbmaic (d. 520?) also Eibbán or Moabba, is a saint in Irish tradition. He was associated, first and foremost, with Mag Arnaide (Moyarney or Adamstown, near New Ross, Co. Wexford) and with Cell Abbáin (Killabban, Co. Laois). His cult was, however, also connected to other churches elsewhere in Ireland, notably […]

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1988 – Three Provisional Irish Republican Army members (Mairéad Farrell, Danny McCann, Sean Savage) are killed by the SAS on the territory of Gibraltar in the conclusion of Operation Flavius.

Operation Flavius (“Gibraltar killings”) was a controversial military operation in which three members of the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) were shot dead by the British Special Air Service (SAS) in Gibraltar on 6 March 1988. The three—Seán Savage, Daniel McCann, and Mairéad Farrell—were believed to be mounting a bombing attack on British military personnel […]

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Today in Irish History – 6th March:

1791 – John MacHale, Archbishop of Tuam; nationalist campaigner and writer, is born in Tirawley, Co. Mayo. 1831 – Philip Sheridan, general on Federal side in American Civil War and Commander-in-Chief of the US army, is born in Albany, NY to emigrant parents from Co. Cavan. 1861 – Patrick McCall, songwriter, is born in Dublin, […]

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1957 – Birth of Mairéad Farrell (Máiréad Ní Fhearghail), an Irish volunteer of the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA).

She was killed by SAS soldiers during Operation Flavius, a British Army operation to prevent a bombing in Gibraltar. Mairead Farrell was 31 when she was assassinated by the SAS in Gibraltar Sunday 6th March 1988. Eyewitnesses described how she, Sean Savage and Dan McCann, members of an unarmed IRA unit, were shot without warning […]

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