Seamus Twomey, leader, Provisional IRA in Belfast, in a verbal confrontation with British soldiers in Lenadoon on the outskirts of Belfast. The dispute concerned the rehousing of displaced Roman Catholics in a traditionally Protestant area. Shortly afterwards IRA gunmen opened fire on British soldiers and brought the then ceasefire to an end. Only two days earlier on 7 July 1972 Seamus Twomey was in London as a member of an IRA delegation meeting senior members of the UK government....more »
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