Death Of Seamus McGrane, Pre-Split, Provisional IRA Executive Chairperson

Seamus McGrane, who was chair of the Provisional IRA Executive when the organisation split over accepting the Mitchell Principles, has died in jail where he was serving a 12-year term for a bomb plot timed to co-incide with Prince Charles’ visit to Ireland in 2015.

By happenstance Prince Charles was in Ireland, North and South, last week where, reportedly, he was given a warm welcome by some of McGrane’s former comrades.

Here is a link to the speech McGrane gave to the 1997 IRA Convention which ended with victory for the Adams-McGuinness faction – and ultimately led to IRA decommissioning, recognition of the PSNI and places in the Stormont administration for Sinn Fein – but led to a split and the formation of the Real IRA.

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