Hooded Men case co-ordinator Jim McIlmurray thanks the 1916 Societies for hosting an event in aid of their campaign for justice.
On behalf of the Hooded Men, Monsignor Raymond Murray and our solicitor Darragh Mackin, I would like to express our sincere gratitude to members of the James Connolly Society Monaghan for hosting a very successful evening in the Teach Na nDaoine Family Resource Centre, Mullaghmatt, Monaghan last night, Saturday the 22nd August.
The event was organised to relaunch the book ‘The Hooded Men’, which has been reprinted to mark the 40th anniversary of the death of Sean McKenna, one of the Hooded Men, who died in 1975, aged 45. The book was first published in 1974 by Raymond Murray and Fr Denis Faul. The book itself has proven to be very popular and original copies are almost impossible to obtain now.
As we head towards the European Courts we are finding more people want information and I consider this book to be an authority. Last night’s allocation of the limited edition copies sold quickly, we are currently organising a second event, and details will be published later. The re-issue of the book was the idea of Tyrone republican and historian Joe Bell, to who we wish to express our gratitude.