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Eoin McNamee (Irish Republican)

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Died  August 1986
Eoin McNamee (Irish Republican)

Eoin Mcnamee (MacNamee) was a long-time IRA member and former head of its Northern Command. McNamee died in August 1986. On June 11, 1939, McNamee was charged with being a member of the I.R.A. and sentenced to six months in Crumlin Road Jail, Belfast. In April 1942, a new IRA Army Council was elected and McNamee was named Adjutant General. During World War II, it is believed that McNamee met with a German agent in Ireland. Later in his life, he lived in the Chicago area of the US where he is supposed to have acted as the go-between for the IRA leadership and its weapons suppliers in the U.S.

A Republican Club is named in his honor: Eoin McNamee Sinn Féin Cumann, Kildress, Co. Tyrone. A monument to his memory stands at a quiet cross road in the Sperrin Mountains of his native County Tyrone.

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