Sallins Train Robbery

Johnny

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There's a new book out on the Sallins train robbery called, " While Justice Slept: The True Story of Nicky Kelly and the Sallins Robbery"

Mentioned in the Sunday Business Post

It lays the blame squarely at the door of the Provos and contains an interview with the self-proclaimed ringleader. Interesting, in that it would seem to back up the claim that it was widely known at the time that it was the work of the Provos, but that the branch merely used it as an excuse to smash the newly emerging IRSP.
 


TheBear

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And here was me thinking that there had been a big train heist in Kildare last night...
 

Cael

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I wonder if the crimes of the Heavy Gang and their political masters ever be properly investigated.
 

cropbeye

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And of Course

And of Course Nicky Kelly is nowadays


in with the revisionist Rabitte Labour shower!
 

Abaddon

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Cael said:
I wonder if the crimes of the Heavy Gang and their political masters ever be properly investigated.
Only when the last of them are dead and they can't be punished for their crimes against the Irish public. :evil:
 

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Re: And of Course

cropbeye said:
And of Course Nicky Kelly is nowadays


in with the revisionist Rabitte Labour shower!
It happens all the time : it's known as growing up !
 

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There are other books. One is Round up the Usual Suspects by Gene Kerrigan. Anyone know the titles of the two others. I saw them linked somewhere recently but cannot find. One had the words special criminal court in title i thin
 

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There are other books. One is Round up the Usual Suspects by Gene Kerrigan. Anyone know the titles of the two others. I saw them linked somewhere recently but cannot find. One had the words special criminal court in title i thin
Might be this one?

 

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On his last election outing ( General Election 2011 ) he got 518 votes. That's 518 too many.
 

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rob

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On his last election outing ( General Election 2011 ) he got 518 votes. That's 518 too many.
I am only interested in the train robbery aspect of his life
 
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Ah I do remember that Graffiti

"Free Nicky Kelly.................................... with every box of Cornflakes"
 

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Might be this one?

I think one of the judges in the case was actually asleep for a few hours during the trial. Kelly was set up but I don't think it was an active Provo plot. The heavy gang were a shower of bastards but a lot of Republicans at the time were as well.
 


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