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    Cruimh Cruimh is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by runwiththewind View Post
    Sorry, but what's a dum-dum bullet?
    An expanding bullet.
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    Was a big fan of Fran O'Toole myself, back in the day.

    A sad day!!
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    Rip.
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    Thanks to Ronan Collins for reminding me of the 38th anniversary of this atrocity.

    "Beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace,
    Of them that bring glad tidings of good things."

    Paul Durkan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amsterdemmetje View Post
    I talked to Stephen Travers many times on the phone down the years, booking musicians for pubs in Holland Germany and England never knowing until recently who and what he went through.
    I've talked to Stephen a few times also [I'm a friend of Johnny Fean with whom he now plays]. It's so sad to think that this tradegy could have been prevented if there had been a proper investigation into Dublin/Monaghan and other massacres which were perpetrated by the same Glenanne Gang.

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    "It is claimed in the Barron Report that Billy Hanna had asked James Mitchell for permission to use his farm as a UVF arms dump and bomb-making site.[86] Information that Loyalist paramilitaries were regularly meeting at the farm appeared on Army Intelligence documents from late 1972.[87] According to submissions received by Mr Justice Barron, the Glenanne farm was used to build and store the bombs that exploded in Dublin and Monaghan. The report claims they were placed onto Robin Jackson's poultry lorry, driven across the border to a carpark, then activated by Hanna and transferred to three allocated cars. These cars exploded almost simultaneously in Dublin's city centre at about 5.30pm during evening rush hour, killing 26 civilians. Ninety minutes later a fourth car bomb exploded in Monaghan, killing another seven civilians."
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    I remember that day so well

    Where I was - who I was with

    Thankfully I was not in the City centre that day
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    Today's Documentary on One (RTÉ Radio 1) was very sad.

    The effects of the massacre on Fran O'Toole's family were devastating.

    After the Music - The Daughters' Story

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    Susan McKay's article in today's Irish Times about making the documentary:
    A murdered showman. A lost childhood
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    The end of July 1975 was a really tragic time for the island of Ireland and me personally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Utopian Hermit Monk View Post
    Today's Documentary on One (RTÉ Radio 1) was very sad.

    The effects of the massacre on Fran O'Toole's family were devastating.

    After the Music - The Daughters' Story



    Susan McKay's article in today's Irish Times about making the documentary:
    A murdered showman. A lost childhood
    A very sad story and one not heard before

    I attended the 40th anniversary commemoration in Parnell SQ in the Summer and very moving it was too
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    Quote Originally Posted by redneck View Post
    The end of July 1975 was a really tragic time for the island of Ireland and me personally.
    Why?
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