Tiede Herrema

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  Tiede Herrema   with his wife Elizabeth on a visit to Ireland in 2015. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Tiede Herrema passed away in Arnhem, The Netherlands, on April 24th, having just entered his 100th year. Elizabeth, his beloved wife of 72 years, pred(...)

Dr Tiede Herrema at the Special Collections Library at the University of Limerick in October 2005,  when he presented his papers to the library. File photograph: David Sleator

Tiede Herrema, the Dutch industrialist kidnapped by the IRA in 1975, has died aged 99. Dr Herrema died after a long illness on Friday, the day after (...)

Dr Tiede Herrema with his wife Elisabeth and the then minister for foreign affairs Garret FitzGerald, at Dublin Airport in 1975. Photograph: Dermot O’Shea/The Irish Times

Elisabeth Herrema, the wife of Dutch industrialist Dr Tiede Herrema, has died in the Netherlands at the age of 94. The kidnapping of Dr Herrema by t(...)

Former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Former taoiseach and Fine Gael leader Liam Cosgrave has died aged 97. Mr Cosgrave led the Fine Gael-Labour coalition Government which ended 16 years (...)

Abducted by the IRA: Tiede Herrema with his wife, Elisabeth. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The kidnappers’ homework was terrible. They mistook their prisoner for a German. After bundling him into the car they asked him for the name of the Ge(...)

Freed: Tiede Herrema, accompanied by his wife, Elisabeth, in November 1975, shows a bullet that one of his kidnappers gave him. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

On October 3rd, 1975, Dr Tiede Herrema was driving from his home in Castletroy, Co Limerick, to an early-morning meeting at the Ferenka steel plant at(...)