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John Morris/Brendan McNamee: Fallen Comrades of the IRSM

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  • M A Nerd
    Fallen Comrades of the Irish Republican Socialist Movement ******* John Morris Volunteer - Irish National Liberation Army Killed in Action on 5 June 1997 John
    Message 1 of 2 , Jun 4, 2011
      Fallen Comrades of the Irish Republican Socialist Movement

      *******

      John Morris
      Volunteer - Irish National Liberation Army
      Killed in Action on 5 June 1997

      John Morris, aged 26, from Sundale Close, Tallaght, County Dublin,
      died in hospital a day after being shot by Irish police during an
      INLA expropriation in Goldenbridge Industrial Estate, Inchicore,
      County Dublin.

      The gun he used was unloaded and he offered to surrender when the
      police arrived. Despite early press reports to the contrary, it was
      later clarified at an inquest that he had been shot seven times in
      the back and in the head.

      He was a recruitment officer for the INLA in South Dublin as well as
      a prominent anti-drugs activist in Tallaght. The INLA identified him
      as a member on active duty at the time he was killed. Three other
      INLA members who were with him during the expropriation were jailed
      by the Special Criminal Court on 11 March 1998.

      He was buried in Dublin's Bohernabreena Cemetery with paramilitary
      honours from a twelve man INLA colour party, and there was a large
      police presence.

      His family announced in May 2003 that they would sue the Irish
      government for wrongful death. In March 2004, the Irish High Court
      ruled against his family's attempt to challenge the coroner's
      decision not to release statements and other material relating to
      the investigation before the inquest.

      A memorial to Morris was unveiled above his grave in Bohernabreena
      Cemetery on 13 June 2004.

      http://www.irsp.ie/Background/fallen/morris.html

      *******

      Brendan McNamee
      Member - Irish Republican Socialist Party
      Staff Officer - Irish National Liberation Army
      Assassinated on 6 June 1975

      Brendan McNamee, aged 22, was assassinated on the Stewartstown Road in
      West Belfast during a period when the increasingly
      counter-revolutionary Official Irish Republican Army was trying to
      smash the recently formed IRSM, leading to blame initially being
      placed on the Official IRA although it has since been claimed that the
      Provisional IRA was responsible in an attempt to stem further
      defections from their organisation, as McNamee had recently done.

      A memorial to McNamee and another comrade was unveiled in the
      Andersonstown area of West Belfast on 22 June 2003.

      http://www.irsp.ie/Background/fallen/mcnamee.html

      *******

      They died as they lived: as Republican Socialists. Remember them with
      honour and pride.
    • Danielle Ni Dhighe
      Fallen Comrades of the Irish Republican Socialist Movement ******* John Morris Volunteer - Irish National Liberation Army Killed in Action on 5 June 1997 John
      Message 2 of 2 , Jun 5, 2013
        Fallen Comrades of the Irish Republican Socialist Movement

        *******

        John Morris
        Volunteer - Irish National Liberation Army
        Killed in Action on 5 June 1997

        John "Johnny Morocco" Morris, aged 26, from Sundale Close, Tallaght,
        County Dublin, died in hospital a day after being shot by Irish
        police during an INLA expropriation in Goldenbridge Industrial
        Estate, Inchicore, County Dublin.

        The gun he used was unloaded and he offered to surrender when the
        police arrived. Despite early press reports to the contrary, it was
        later clarified at an inquest that he had been shot seven times in
        the back and in the head.

        He was a recruitment officer for the INLA in South Dublin as well as
        a prominent anti-drugs activist in Tallaght. The INLA identified him
        as a member on active duty at the time he was killed. Three other
        INLA members who were with him during the expropriation were jailed
        by the Special Criminal Court on 11 March 1998.

        He was buried in Dublin's Bohernabreena Cemetery with paramilitary
        honours from a twelve man INLA colour party, and there was a large
        police presence.

        His family announced in May 2003 that they would sue the Irish
        government for wrongful death. In March 2004, the Irish High Court
        ruled against his family's attempt to challenge the coroner's
        decision not to release statements and other material relating to the
        investigation before the inquest.

        A memorial to Morris was unveiled above his grave in Bohernabreena
        Cemetery on 13 June 2004.

        http://www.irsp.ie/Background/fallen/morris.html

        *******

        Brendan McNamee
        Member - Irish Republican Socialist Party
        Staff Officer - Irish National Liberation Army
        Assassinated on 6 June 1975

        Brendan McNamee, aged 22, was assassinated on the Stewartstown Road
        in West Belfast during a period when the Official Irish Republican
        Army was trying to smash the recently formed IRSM, leading to blame
        initially being placed on the Official IRA although it has since been
        claimed that the Provisional IRA was responsible in an attempt to
        stem further defections from their organisation, as McNamee had
        recently done.

        A memorial to McNamee and another comrade was unveiled in the
        Andersonstown area of West Belfast on 22 June 2003.

        http://www.irsp.ie/Background/fallen/mcnamee.html

        *******

        They died as they lived: as Republican Socialists. Remember them with
        honour and pride.
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