• Short Summary

    The Irish Republican Army leader's wife, Mrs. Mary MacStiofain, yesterday (Monday) met the press at?

  • Description

    The Irish Republican Army leader's wife, Mrs. Mary MacStiofain, yesterday (Monday) met the press at a conference organised by the legal IRA in Dublin. She described the circumstances in which her husband, IRA Chief of Staff Sean MacStiofain, was taken by helicopter to an army camp at Curragh from the hospital where he was under observation.

    Mr MacStiofain is on hunger-strike, and says he will not eat while he remains in custody. He was sentenced to six months' jail for belonging to the IRA, in a trial which was seen by observers as a sign that Eire's Premier Jack Lynch has decided to get tough with the IRA.

    The illegal organisation had been operating openly in the Republic, and it was an open secret that its leaders operated a headquarters in Dublin from which they directed their campaign of bombing and shooting in Northern Ireland.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5LL9YDM7JSN8NQPDICSEVSA5J
    Media URN:
    VLVA5LL9YDM7JSN8NQPDICSEVSA5J
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/11/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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