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Martin Corry mass murderer and TD
CulzieDate: Sunday, 2015-08-30, 6:59 PM | Message # 1
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Archives will shed more light on intimidation and murder of Protestants by elements of the IRA

Confidential memo from then-director of intelligence Col Michael Joe Costello in September 1925 touches on the issue

He points to a statement in the files from Martin Corry, who served in the 4th battalion of the 1st Cork brigade, and was later a long-serving Fianna Fáil TD, that “some 27 Enemy spies and Intelligence officers were captured . . . and duly executed by E Company alone.” By repute a significant number of people, many of them Protestants, who disappeared in the area were killed and their bodies buried on Corry’s farm.


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The forgotten genocide!
 
CulzieDate: Sunday, 2015-12-20, 5:31 PM | Message # 3
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Irish Times, Friday Jan, 17, 2014.

He points to a statement in the files from Martin Corry, who served in the 4th battalion of the 1st Cork brigade, and was later a long-serving Fianna Fáil TD, that “some 27 Enemy spies and Intelligence officers were captured . . . and duly executed by E Company alone.” By repute a significant number of people, many of them Protestants, who disappeared in the area were killed and their bodies buried on Corry’s farm.

O’Halpin also points to a case from the Leitrim IRA “Activities” file relating to a Protestant farmer, John Harrison, who was killed in April 1921. The file indicates this was the culmination of a dispute that began the previous October when Harrison refused to contribute to an IRA arms levy.
Mediated settlement

The IRA then took his “best cow” and forced him to hand over a revolver. A local Protestant clergyman then mediated a settlement. Harrison paid the IRA levy and got his cow back. However, the IRA believed he had a second gun so they abducted him and fired shots over him but “still he’d give up no gun”.

Harrison was released but, later, orders were given to execute him. According to a member of the IRA unit, “He begged us not to kill him [but]I said we had to carry out our orders. We told him he had to come with us. We also told [him]he needed no coat.”

Harrison was shot about 300 yards from his house and his death led to an exodus of Protestants from the area.

It wasn’t only Protestants who suffered the wrath of local IRA commanders. The “Activities” files of the South Roscommon brigade detail the case of Martin Heavy, a farm labourer and ex-soldier from Brideswell.

On the night of December 30th, 1920, he was abducted by the Curraghboy company of the IRA along with his mother, his sister and her two young children. They were imprisoned locally for two days and then moved by boat.

The last sight his family had of Heavy was of him standing with his hands bound behind him on the western shore of Lough Ree as they were rowed across the lake to the Longford side and abandoned on the shore near Ballymahon.

The “Activities” file shows that Heavy was thrown into the water with his hands bound and drowned. The identities of the IRA men who rowed the family away are recorded in the files. The IRA company was decimated by the arrests which followed the incident.

http://www.irishtimes.com/culture....1657847


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