Abbeylara: The Tragic Shooting of John Carthy

Abbeylara: The Tragic Shooting of John Carthy

By: Regina Hennelly (author)Paperback

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Includes an exclusive interview with John Carthy's sister, Marie Carthy On 20 April 2000 John Carthy emerged from his home in Abbeylara, County Longford after a twenty-five hour stand-off with the police during which he discharged thirty shots. He was carrying a loaded shotgun. Ignoring calls to stop, he proceeded towards the garda command post. Two shots rang out; then another two. John Carthy fell dead on the road, having been hit four times by members of an Garda Siochana. The shooting provoked anger and raised awkward questions for the police force. Did John Carthy have to die? Was there no other way to resolve the incident?

About Author

Regina Hennelly is a journalist and writes for The Examiner and The Irish Independent. She has reported extensively on the Barr tribunal which was set up to investigate the Abbeylara shooting.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781847170170
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 296
  • ID: 9781847170170
  • weight: 217
  • ISBN10: 184717017X

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