This is an account of how an angry young man can cross the line that divides theoretical support for violence from a state of ‘killing rage’, in which the murder of . EAMON COLLINS, who met a violent death on a road at Newry, Co In the book Killing Rage, Mr Collins described in detail how he. Police at the scene of Eamon Collins’ murder Collins detailed his life in the IRA in the critically acclaimed book Killing Rage, which explained.
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Mar 07, Simon G rated it did not like it. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The IRA order exiling him from Ulster had not been lifted, but with a ramon ceasefire from the organization in operation ordered by its senior command, and in the sweeping changes that were underway with renunciations of violence by all the paramilitary organizations in the province that had followed on from it, he judged it safer to move back in with his wife and children who had never left the town.
Following the publication of the book, and while continuing to live in a nationalist area of Newry, Eamon Collins spoke rae on paramilitary violence and the fragile peace in the North of Ireland. I think it’s about time the men who served there were given the same level of credit. I enjoyed that he was more than just a killer, that he had insights into HOW killings, bombings collis w This was one of my most anticipated IRA reads.
The Army were not a side. This ckllins was last edited on 12 Septemberat After his confession of involvement in IRA activity, Collins became an IRA – in contemporary media language – ” Supergrass “, upon whose evidence the authorities were able prosecute a large number of IRA members.
Collins detailed his life in the IRA in the critically acclaimed book Killing Rage, which explained how he set up work kililng for assassination. The first one he organized was the murder of Ivan Toombs who also worked at the Customs office where Collins worked. A thought-provoking glimpse into the psyche of the IRA movement told collins an ex-IRA soldier, who in the end discovers he’s got more in common with his enemy than he could have had ever imagined.
But not that surprising. Not much of a man in my book. I’m not even going to comment on ridiculous statements that call the British Army a ‘side’. Email Print Facebook Twitter Reddit. I liken him to Billy Giles, the Protestant who also needed to understand how and why he became a killer, and was willing to share the very ugly truth with the world. Having committed the most vile crimes — such as setting up innocent work colleagues for execution, he then confessed everything to the police and turned supergrass.
The Broken Elbow January 7, at 3: They start families and begin to value order. He was a small man with a big mouth, a big ego and an antagonistic personality. Murphy lost his libel case against the Sunday Times. Not satisfied with this, he annoyed the IRA command structure in Crumlin Road gaol by refusing to kow-tow to them and constantly reminding them of the bankruptcy of their terrorist actions. Mar 21, John Williams rated it really liked it. View this document on Scribd.
Jul 10, Lauren rated it really liked it. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. However, after an appeal from his wife who remained an IRA supporter, and on receiving a message from the Ramon delivered by his brother on a visit to the prison, Collins legally retracted his evidence, in return for which he was given a guarantee of safety by the Ckllins provided he consented to being debriefed by it.
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I don’t take a side myself, but in doing a lot of reading about it lately, I have noticed it’s very rare for a Republican to do this. It’s very difficult to honestly investigate our motivations and actions as our beliefs change, and eeamon book does it better than any other I’ve read. He walked free from Belfast crown court after the judge dismissed his alleged confessions. Over people have died in Northern Ireland sinceand most of them have died at the hands of their neighbours.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Rsge goes into detail about how he planned the murders and how he eventually became disillusioned with the IRA.
I was very disappointed with this book.
What are the causes, and consequences, of a person that crosses the line to use violence to achieve political means? Graffiti threatening him with murder was also daubed on the walls of the streets in the vicinity of the family home in Newry.
Collins spoke in court about Murphy’s role as the IRA’s chief of staff and key fundraiser, who earned millions for the Provisionals through smuggling fuel, livestock, illicit alcohol and the control of counterfeit goods in the border region.
The IRA is suspected of his killing…. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. He turned his back on the organization in the late s and was stabbed and beaten to death most likely by I.