Hi, I'm doing a bit of research into Alan Clancy... the two main things I know about him so far is that he played a bit part in the Arms Crisis when Blaney considered importing arms from America and Clancy - who owned a group of bars in New York - set up a bank account to facilitate the transfer of money. The deal came to nothing when Blaney instead chose to deal with Albert Luykx.
He then reappears in the 1980s when he was setting up a pig factory in Louth in the 1980s, and the government of the day (Michael Noonan the relevant minister) froze £1.7 million in an account under Clancy's name which led to lengthy legal action.
I hear in his personal life he was a bit of a laughing cavalier, fond of both the beer and the women. Can anyone fill me in a bit more on either his person and/or political life? And indeed were any of the other Clancys involved in the Republican Movement and/or wider politics? The family originally came from outside Virginia in Cavan.