Follow @PoliticsIE
 
 
 
Page 1 of 10 12345 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 94

Thread: Executing Tans

  1. #1
    Politics.ie Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Timbuktu
    Posts
    7,672
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default Executing Tans

    On 3 February 1921 at Dromkeen, Limerick the East and Mid Limerick Brigades IRA, some 45 riflemen, under the command of Donnocha O'Hannigan ambushed a Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) patrol, killing 11 policemen, mostly Black and Tans.

    Several of the surviving Tans were subsequently executed because their ‘actions had been treacherous.’ Maurice Mead carried out the executions.

    Meade writes: ‘O’Hannigan called me and said “Hey Maurice will you shoot one of them?” I agreed to do so. He gave Stapleton the job of executing the other. I took my man down the road and shot him. Then I went down to see how Stapleton was getting on and found that he disliked the job and did not want to do it, so I took the fellow over and executed him. Adams and either Foody or Doyle - were to die from Meade’s gun, executed after being captured. Another had earlier been shot by Meade upon surrendering. He was ‘treacherous’, explained Meade in his memoirs. All three had the wounds to the back of the neck consistent with an execution.
    Maurice Meade

    An interesting video of the ambush site and some local history of the incident by Phil Cleary:

    Phil Cleary - views on politics, people, history and world sport.


  2. #2
    Politics.ie Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    20,116
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    A war crime

  3. #3
    Politics.ie Member edifice.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    8,397
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    The Good Old IRA.......
    All great truths begin as blasphemies!

  4. #4
    Politics.ie Member eoghanacht's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    sitting on my toilet.
    Posts
    33,357
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by edifice. View Post
    The Good Old IRA.......
    Not to be mistaken for the bad new IRA.
    Last edited by eoghanacht; 2nd November 2012 at 09:34 PM.
    Britain operated death squads - ''97% of the Loyalists I interviewed were working directly for the State.'' - Nuala O'Loan. #FreeAhedTamimi

  5. #5
    Politics.ie Member Lonewolfe's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    17,449
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    Chilling stuff.

  6. #6
    Politics.ie Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    20,116
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    Good enough for them.

    Was saying on the Guy Fawkes thread we should have public holiday for execution of traitors. Bloody Sunday maybe?

  7. #7
    Politics.ie Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Timbuktu
    Posts
    7,672
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Seanie Lemass View Post
    A war crime
    Depends of course what exactly the treacherous action was.

    There was a vote on whether to execute by the officers involved and they voted for by 3 to 2.

    War is hell...

  8. #8
    Politics.ie Member nonpartyboy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    6,848
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    My "people" are from just down the road and were involved in the war of independence, is there a list of men who were in action that day ?

  9. #9
    Politics.ie Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    20,116
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Lain2016 View Post
    Depends of course what exactly the treacherous action was.

    There was a vote on whether to execute by the officers involved and they voted for by 3 to 2.

    War is hell...



    I was being facetious. We were not ruthless enough. Too soft so we are.

  10. #10
    Politics.ie Member Ernesto Guevara's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Babylon
    Posts
    579
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    Interesting stuff...

    The decision taken was the correct one. The Tans had no problem executing Meade's comrades.

Page 1 of 10 12345 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •