Gerard interviewed by RTÉ News about centenary of Liam Lynch’s death

Created: April 11, 2023

I was interviewed as part of an RTÉ News report on events being held to mark centenary of Liam Lynch’s death.

One hundred years ago today, the Chief of Staff of the anti-Treaty IRA Liam Lynch was fatally shot by soldiers of a Free State Army unit, during a search operation in the Knockmealdown Mountains on the Tipperary/Waterford border.

Liam Lynch was in the mountains for a planned summit of senior officers of the anti-Treaty IRA Executive.

The meeting had been sought by those officers to decide on future strategy, in light of how the Civil War had swung decisively against the IRA in that Spring of 1923.

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