Frank Hegarty

6 results

Freddie “Stakeknife” Scappaticci at the 1987 funeral of IRA man Larry Marley.  Photograph: Pacemaker

Martin McGuinness always insisted he had “no role whatsoever” in the IRA’s “execution” of British army agent Frank Hegarty from Derry in May 1986. Bri(...)

Martin McGuinness  in Derry in 1985

In responding to the death of Martin McGuinness people had to find a balance between the twin facts of his paramilitary and peacemaking past. Ian Pai(...)

US president Bill Clinton arriving at University of Ulster Magee Campus in Derry to meet the  first minister Peter Robinson and deputy first minister Martin McGuinness in 2010. Photograph:  Julien Behal/PA Wire

It was the very early days of the Troubles. A group of IRA were gathered in a hall in the Bogside in Derry. Someone came running in to say that there(...)

A woman leaves flowers at the gates of the Sinn Féin office at Connolly House, in Andersonstown, Belfast following the death of Martin McGuinness. Photograph: PA

From most people there was a genuine sense of loss, sadness and sympathy after news broke that Martin McGuinness died early on Thursday morning with h(...)

A file photograph from 2007 showing then Northern Ireland   First Minister Ian Paisley (left) and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness smiling after being sworn in as ministers. Mr  McGuinness died on Tuesday. Photograph: PA

Ireland came to know two Martin McGuinnesses. One was, for much of his life, a man of war and conflict, dedicated to fighting, as hard as he could, th(...)

First Minister of Northern Ireland Peter  Robinson has  expressed “suspicion” that senior republicans such as Gerry Adams and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness received official British guarantees that they would never face prosecution for alleged involvement in actions such as the killings of Jean McConville and Frank Hegarty. Photograph: Will Oliver/PA Wire

The comfort letters issued to the so-called republican on-the-runs (OTR) must be declared “null and void” so that pledges of non-prosecution should ha(...)