REPUBLICAN MEMORIAL NEAR TYRONE BORDER REMOVED

2 August 2019 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Stone Panel Commemorated Two IRA Men Killed in Loughgall Attack

Michael Fisher

Mystery surrounds the complete removal on Monday night of an IRA memorial on the main road between Monaghan and Clogher at Drumfurrer, close to the border with Co. Tyrone. The operation appears to have been well planned and would probably have required some heavy equipment such as a digger and possibly a truck to take away the material.

A number of trees that had been planted at the side of the memorial were cut down and the fencing, iron railings and gravel pathway and paving stones leading up to it were taken out. In response to a question from The Northern Standard, a Garda Press Office statement on Tuesday said: “At this moment in time we have not received any reports of criminal damage or theft in this area.” The black marble panel set into a wall of local sandstone was erected in 2007 in memory of two senior IRA members, Jim Lynagh from Monaghan town and Pádraig McKearney from The Moy, County Tyrone. Both belonged to the IRA’s East….

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