RIP Sean O'Callaghan

Cruimh

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An IRA killer turned informer was honoured in a London memorial service yesterday by British and Irish establishment figures.


Sean O'Callaghan was responsible for two deaths as an IRA man, but later worked to sabotage the terror group's activities from within as an agent of the Irish state.


He later claimed he helped to stop an assassination attempt on Prince Charles and Princess Diana.


Over 300 attended the memorial at St Martin-in-the-Fields Church in Trafalgar Square.


Former UUP leader and first minister David Trimble, UK Security Minister Ben Wallace and former RUC and UDR members were also in attendance.


Historian Ruth Dudley Edwards was a close friend of Mr O'Callaghan.


"It was all about extraordinary diversity," she said after the service.


"It included quite a lot of ex-RUC and ex-UDR people.


"Remember he murdered Peter Flanagan in the RUC and helped to murder UDR soldier Eva Martin.


"They were there because, in their eyes, they believe he achieved redemption after the awfulness of what he did.


"He confronted it and dealt with it and decided to atone.


"He did that by putting himself in mortal danger every day by becoming a spy in the IRA."


https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/trimble-pays-tribute-to-ira-killer-turned-spy-sean-ocallaghan-at-london-service-36730610.html

https://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/son-pleased-at-recognition-of-o-callaghan-role-in-fighting-terror-1-8426290

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/sean-o-callaghan-remembered-at-london-service-1.3435618

O'Callaghan was indeed worthy of a commemorative service - there should be a painting of him at Stormont instead of one of the Butcher of the Bogside and Enniskillen, Martin McGuinness, who only ended up in Stormont because brave people like Sean O'Callaghan helped defeat his IRA....
 


General Urko

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Has he been reported of as having died previously?
 

former wesleyan

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Memorial service in St Martins In The Fields ! :D

Couldn't make it up.
 

jmcc

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Oh dear....:D

It's happened again, Cruimh.

The man died last August.

Who was the last RIP you reported on that was dead nearly two years, iirc?
At least it wasn't as bad as his paean to Jimmy Saville.
 

runwiththewind

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The right kind of murderer for the British establishment.

Whatever happened to a murderer is a murderer is a murderer.
 

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"It was all about extraordinary diversity," she said after the service.
"It included quite a lot of ex-RUC and ex-UDR people."

Ruth never disappoints :D
 

Nesuno

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"It was all about extraordinary diversity," she said after the service.
"It included quite a lot of ex-RUC and ex-UDR people."

Ruth never disappoints :D
Well maybe they have diverse views on which shade of orange is really representative of their orangeness.
 

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"O'Callaghan was indeed worthy of a commemorative service - there should be a painting of him at Stormont instead of Martin McGuinness, who only ended up in Stormont because brave people like Sean O'Callaghan helped defeat his IRA...."

Sean O'Callaghan was a tragic figure who's accounts of his adventures in the IRA was often more a work of fiction than fact.
 

eoghanacht

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The OP is a clown.
 

death or glory

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A snitch, a tout and a Traitor to his cause

But a Hero to Crumbs

Go figure....:p
Well he ended up on the winning team.

His conscience was clear and on the side of right.

Not like youse "losers"
 

death or glory

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He murdered a policeman?
He apologised for his actions and asked for forgiveness and did his best to prevent more murders.

It's what you call repenting for his actions.
 

McSlaggart

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He apologised for his actions and asked for forgiveness and did his best to prevent more murders.

It's what you call repenting for his actions.
So if you murder someone then your conscience will be clear once you ask for forgiveness of God or whoever?


The Christian church may teach you that God will forgive but that does not mean you will forgive yourself.
 


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