Last man hanged.

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Michael Manning was the last man hanged in the Republic of Ireland in 1954 for the rape and murder of Catherine Cooper (65) who worked at Barrington’s Hospital, in the city.

He wrote to the government asking for clemency:

“I ask the Minister for Justice to show his mercy upon me as it is so near to Easter and Good Friday and it is our Holy Mother’s year. I am not afraid to die as I am fully prepared to go before my God, but it is on behalf of my wife as she is so young and so near the birth of our baby.

“Instead of one life being taken there could be three as it would be a big shock to my wife if the execution will be carried out on the date mentioned [April 20]. So I would be grateful to you if you showed your mercy toward my wife and me.”


It was a horrific crime and it's difficult to feel sorry for him.

A fellow inmate of Manning's recalled later,

“Friends of mine who worked with me, I was serving my time at the time, went up to visit him on the Sunday before he was hanged. And they went to mass and holy communion together and they played a game of handball that day. He couldn't have been more normal.”

William Gambom who was the second-last person to be put to death. He was a casual laborer who had killed his friend after getting into a drunken fight. When Gambom read in the newspaper that his friend had died he handed himself in to the police. Despite the fact that it was a clear-cut case of manslaughter he was condemned to death.

It was argued that he had been sentenced to death due to his social standing and had he been a richer man his sentence would have been lower.

In 1964 the criminal justice act abolished the death sentence however it was only entirely squashed by a referendum in 2001. Ireland was the last country in Europe to constitutionally forbid the use of capital punishment.


62 years ago today the last man was executed in Ireland | IrishCentral.com
 


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well in modern times, this debate must focus upon terrorists. Those intent on murdering large numbers of innocents. Already, they are facing execution in the field when they come up against the forces of law and order. And yet, it seems to be the wishes of these suicide attacks.

if we let them rot in prison forever, would that thwart their efforts or deter them ? we all know the power of martyrdom for a cause. Just look at 1916.
 

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Michael Manning was the last man hanged in the Republic of Ireland in 1954 for the rape and murder of Catherine Cooper (65) who worked at Barrington’s Hospital, in the city.

Listen here, it's bad enough to have to put up with this sort of thing from jackeens without you lot starting.
 

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well in modern times, this debate must focus upon terrorists. Those intent on murdering large numbers of innocents. Already, they are facing execution in the field when they come up against the forces of law and order. And yet, it seems to be the wishes of these suicide attacks.

if we let them rot in prison forever, would that thwart their efforts or deter them ? we all know the power of martyrdom for a cause. Just look at 1916.
The Irish Republic was declared-in-arms. It was ratified by the votes of the people. None of the the Fifth Column supporters of Hamas, supported that Republic until twenty years after the Good Friday Agreement, and the SWP weren't established until the 1970's? The Socialist Party of Great Britain and Ireland, evolved from the Irish Labour Party in 1984? The Irish Labour Party opposed the 1976 Easter Rising commemoration, when Militant Labour were a faction within the Labour Party, and the Labour Party didn't support the Rising, but supported the Treaty in 1921. They were never Republicans.

The point being, is that Richard Boyd Barrett's only contribution to Republican politics, was his support for Irish Voice. I think they had one protest outside the Dáil in 2013 before they folded? in 2016, the Socialist Workers Party borrowed a new ideology, that they had never subscribed to, when they declared that they were Socialist Republicans, at the Save Moore Street march.

SF supported the secularist wing of the Palestinian struggle and the Oslo Accords, which are opposed by the Socialist Party of Great Britain and Ireland, otherwise known as the Socialist Party, the AAA and Solidarity, but not at the same time. So, support for Islamic Terrorists like Hamas, was not the traditional Republican view, until Republicans got involved with the Fifth Column supporters of Hamas.

By sheer definition, anyone who supports an Islamic State, can't also claim to be a Republican.
 

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By sheer definition, anyone who supports an Islamic State, can't also claim to be a Republican.

By sheer definition, anyone who supports sinn fein, Madero and the Castros can't also claim to be a Republican
 

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#repealthe21st
 

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By sheer definition, anyone who supports sinn fein, Madero and the Castros can't also claim to be a Republican
Anyone who supports someone who is dead, needs their head examined, in the same way Islamic Statists who believe in the Sky pilot need their heads examined, but it wouldn't surprise me if the likes of Barrett, Daly, Murphy and Wallace declared for the Castros, as well as for Hamas and the 1916 Republic.
 

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Michael Manning was the last man hanged in the Republic of Ireland in 1954 for the rape and murder of Catherine Cooper (65)

So how many other men were hanged for that appalling crime?
 

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The Irish Republic was declared-in-arms. It was ratified by the votes of the people. None of the the Fifth Column supporters of Hamas, supported that Republic until twenty years after the Good Friday Agreement, and the SWP weren't established until the 1970's? The Socialist Party of Great Britain and Ireland, evolved from the Irish Labour Party in 1984? The Irish Labour Party opposed the 1976 Easter Rising commemoration, when Militant Labour were a faction within the Labour Party, and the Labour Party didn't support the Rising, but supported the Treaty in 1921. They were never Republicans.

The point being, is that Richard Boyd Barrett's only contribution to Republican politics, was his support for Irish Voice. I think they had one protest outside the Dáil in 2013 before they folded? in 2016, the Socialist Workers Party borrowed a new ideology, that they had never subscribed to, when they declared that they were Socialist Republicans, at the Save Moore Street march.

SF supported the secularist wing of the Palestinian struggle and the Oslo Accords, which are opposed by the Socialist Party of Great Britain and Ireland, otherwise known as the Socialist Party, the AAA and Solidarity, but not at the same time. So, support for Islamic Terrorists like Hamas, was not the traditional Republican view, until Republicans got involved with the Fifth Column supporters of Hamas.

By sheer definition, anyone who supports an Islamic State, can't also claim to be a Republican.
Anyone else out there find themselves thinking about The Life of Brian when they read this? :lol:
 

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Anyone else out there find themselves thinking about The Life of Brian when they read this? :lol:
Methinks Antóin Mac Comháin is resident in a West Bank settlement on an assisted hasbara program to troll the net.
 


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