R. I. P Billy McKee

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  1. Paul67 Administrator Administrator

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    Died today at his home. :shamrock:
     
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    I was never comfortable with the religious aspect that he tried to imbue republicanism with. A good old age though.
     
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  4. Seán Mac D Gold Member Gold Member

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    RIP Oglach Billy McKee :shamrock:
     
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    I saw him as more of a Catholic nationalist than a republican in the mold of Connolly or Sands.

    Probably very Pearsean in his views.

    RIP.
     
  7. clonbhoy

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    Same as that. I think we would have only had one thing in common...
     
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    An unrepentant * until the very end.

    Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
     
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    A good old fashioned Brits Out republican.

    RIP :ireland:
     
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    True republican that gave alot to the cause! Agreed with his comments a few years ago about the Ra decommissioning and betraying the people for giving up them arms. Loved him saying “I regret nothing,” a man who sticks to his princables right to the end!

    I could be wrong but wasn't it Billy McKee the one who mentioned Martin McGuiness was a tout and set him up to get him offside so they could gain control.


    RIP
     
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    I think that was Brian Keenan Leeso.

    Although it seems that story only seems to have been made public via O'Callaghan.
     
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    No, definitely don't think it was him. I could be wrong though. Was it not one of the older volunteers that ran things before Adams and McGuiness took over. I can only go by what I've read and Keenan was to young then to be one of the ones in control.