....... Ireland 1915 ; a split in the Irish camp , pro-British forces forming and arming , threatened mutiny within the British Army in Ireland : turmoil .......
Irish forces were re-grouping ; the ' Irish Citizen Army ' was recruiting for Volunteers , as was Sinn Fein , the 'Irish Republican Brotherhood' and John Redmond's ' United Irish League ' . There was turmoil in the country .
A child was born into the above circumstances in Dundalk , in County Louth . He was child number three in the family , and one more was to be born after him . This third child in the Goss family , Richard , went to a local school and , like others in the Goss neighbourhood , tried to get work locally when he was finished his schooling - he was successful , and got a job in Rasson's Shoe Factory in Dundalk .
The troubled times he lived in got his attention and , at 18 years young(in 1933), Richie Goss joined the North Louth Battalion of the IRA , and trained in the use of explosives ....... (MORE LATER).
WHERE MOUNTAINY MEN HAVE SOWN :
war and peace in rebel Cork ,
in the turbulent years 1916-21.
By Micheal O'Suilleabhain : published 1965.
"....... RIC Sergeant Kelly was in view ; two armed Volunteers stood in front of him and told him to stop . He tried to get through them ......."
" A shot aimed low knocked him off his bicycle and wounded him slightly in the leg . Jamie and Dan searched him . A notebook he carried contained the information he had got from a local informer about Jamie's own movements and the movements of others . Soon after this incident , the names of both Jamie and Dan appeared in the 'Hue and Cry' , an RIC newsheet .
The publicity made no difference . At one time it would have been of importance to the wanted men , who , in order to escape arrest would have had to leave the country . Now it did not matter as we were all on active service ."
[END OF - 'INCHIGEELA ....' : tomorrow - ' BALLINGEARY BARRACKS '].
THE BUTCHER BOYS .
FROM THE BOOK ' The Shankill Butchers : A Case Study of Mass Murder ' , by Martin Dillon . Published by HUTCHINSON .
(Reviewed by Niall O'Flynn , and published in ' The Evening Press ' newspaper , Tuesday , 1st August , 1989 , page 6 ).
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Such prolific activity brought Lennie Murphy high on the RUC's 'most wanted' list , and he was imprisoned briefly in the early 1970's - for minor offences- and again in 1976 , though he continued to direct 'Brown Bear' operations from his Maze Prison jail cell .
William Moore , the taxi-driving member of The Butchers , took up where Lennie Murphy had left off . Murphy had prepared well for his terrorist 'career' , attending many of the murder trials of the early 1970's , at Belfast's Crumlin Road Courthouse . He learned about the law , the nature of witness and forensic evidence , and when such evidence was ruled admissible or inadmissible , and why .
Attending IRA trials , he was able to identify IRA supporters in the public gallery who could later be targeted for assassination .......