IRA memo from Chief of Staff, 13th June 1942

    This is an rare example of a surviving internal IRA memo from 1942. Sent from the department of the Chief of Staff, GHQ to the Director of Publicity, Northern Command on 13th June 1942. At the time, the Chief of Staff of the IRA was Hugh McAteer, while the Director of Publicity inContinue reading “IRA memo from Chief of Staff, 13th June 1942”

Hugh McAteer centenary

This year is the centenary of the birth of the former IRA Chief of Staff Hugh McAteer. To mark it, I’ve put together various pieces about McAteer, including a lengthy memoir he published in instalments in The Sunday Independent in 1951. You can read it here: https://issuu.com/jjconeill/docs/hugh_mcateer_the_escape