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Family appeal for information about IRA man killed at Clonoe ambush

The family of IRA man Kevin Barry O'Donnell have asked anyone with information about the SAS ambush that resulted in his death to come forward
Connla Young

THE family of an IRA man killed by the SAS almost 30 years ago have made a public appeal for information.

Róisin Ní Dhónaill has urged anyone who knows anything about the death of her brother Kevin Barry O'Donnell (21) at Clonoe, near Coalisland, Co Tyrone, on February 1992 to come forward.

He was one of four IRA men shot dead in the grounds of St Patrick's Church a short time after they attacked Coalisland RUC station.

The other three IRA members killed were Sean O'Farrell (23), Peter Clancy (21) and Patrick Vincent (20).

Solicitors from KRW Law, who are acting for the family, will be available to take statements at a local GAA club this weekend.

Ms Ní Dhónaill said: “Maybe you saw something suspicious that day, that night or in the days leading up to the shooting and never gave a statement to the RUC.

“After 26 years we are still waiting for an inquest.

“We are asking our friends and neighbours to please come forward and help us so that the truth can finally be told.”

The solicitors will be at Clonoe O'Rahilly GAC hall on Saturday February 2 from midday to 3pm.

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