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Jim Power: Fallen Comrade of the IRSM

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  • Danielle Ni Dhighe
    Fallen Comrade of the Irish Republican Socialist Movement Jim Power Staff Officer - Irish National Liberation Army Killed in Action on 7 May 1981 Jim Power,
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      Fallen Comrade of the Irish Republican Socialist Movement

      Jim Power
      Staff Officer - Irish National Liberation Army
      Killed in Action on 7 May 1981

      Jim Power, age 21, was killed in the Markets area of South Belfast
      while working on an explosive device which had been intended for use
      against British military personnel.

      Born on 25 March 1960 in the Markets, he joined the Official Irish
      Republican Army's youth wing at the age of eleven, acting as a scout
      and checking empty buildings for British undercover units. He joined
      the INLA in 1975.

      His brother Thomas, also an INLA staff officer, was the IRSM's leading
      theoretician when he was assassinated by the counter-revolutionary
      Irish People's Liberation Organisation in 1987. Their mother Margaret
      was known for recording the song "Joe McCann" in tribute to the well-
      known Official IRA activist assassinated by the British Army in 1972.

      A memorial to Power and other comrades was unveiled in the Markets
      area of South Belfast on 11 May 2003.

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