I read the piece in the Derry Journal about Derry man Ned Breslin who played a part in the notorious Ballyseedy Massacre including the claim that the Free Staters, including Breslin, had merely forced prisoners to remove a barricade when it exploded killing them.
This claim goes against not only the witness who survived the brutal massacre, Stephen Fuller, but another eyewitness who saw the remains with hands still tied behind their backs.
I've read a lot on this massacre including Dorothy Macardle's Tragedies of Kerry written in 1924, a year after the massacre, and it was nothing other than the cold blooded murder of Republican prisoners.
Rather than write a lengthy piece I'll post a documentary on the massacre which includes an account by Stephen Fuller in his own words and that of other eye-witnesses. In it Ned Breslin is mentioned as having been among those who prepared the barricade beforehand rather than it having been there....