- Dec 21, 2007
Convicted child murderer campaigning for SF Euro candidate Matt Carthy
Cowardly Mountbatten murderer campaigns for Sinn Fein - Independent.ieSINN Fein leader Gerry Adams has defended the involvement of Lord Louis Mountbatten's murderer in Sinn Fein's election campaign.
Thomas McMahon the only person convicted for the horrific IRA attack in 1979 that also killed two children has been canvassing for MEP hopeful Matt Carthy.
Despite being a convicted child killer, the party has described his contribution to the campaign as "valued".
McMahon served almost 20 years in prison for the callous bomb attack on Lord Mountbatten and his family while they were fishing off the Sligo coast.
The massive explosion claimed the life of Lord Mountbatten (79), his 14-year-old grandson Nicholas Knatchbull, and Paul Maxwell (15), who was working on the boat.