6735Neil McMonagle: Fallen Comrade of the IRSM
- Feb 1, 2013Fallen Comrade of the Irish Republican Socialist Movement
Volunteer - Irish National Liberation Army
Killed in Action on 2 February 1983
Born Eugene Cornelius McMonagle, he was a 24-year-old native of
Coshquin, a small housing estate in Derry.
He was unarmed when he was shot and killed by an undercover member of
the British Army's Special Air Service acting on information from an
informer in what was recognised as another in a long list of shoot-
Two years earlier he had read the oration at the funeral of INLA
hunger striker Patsy O'Hara.
At McMonagle's funeral, the INLA provided a colour party and a guard of
honour. A volley of shots were fired in a final salute.
A memorial to McMonagle was unveiled in the Shantallow/Leafair Park
area of Derry on 9 November 2003.
He died as he lived: a Republican Socialist. Remember him with honour
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