As part of its Easter message, the IRA seems to be putting some distance between itself and former members now looking to take up a full time career in crime. According to El Blogador, it is also now owning up to the killing of Eugene McQuaid back in 1974. McQuaid was previously listed as a casulty of the British Army, according to the Sutton Index: “killed by booby trap rockets which exploded while he was transporting them on his motor cycle, Killeen, County Armagh”.
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