This is an account of how an angry young man can cross the line that divides theoretical support for violence from a state of ‘killing rage’, in which the murder of . EAMON COLLINS, who met a violent death on a road at Newry, Co In the book Killing Rage, Mr Collins described in detail how he. Police at the scene of Eamon Collins’ murder Collins detailed his life in the IRA in the critically acclaimed book Killing Rage, which explained.

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At the same time in the media he called for the re-introduction of Internment after the Omagh bombing for those continuing to engage in such acts; [17] published newspaper articles openly denouncing and ridiculing the fringe Real IRA’s attempts to re-ignite paramilitary warfare in Ulster, alongside publicly analyzing his own past colljns in such activity, and the damage that it had caused on a personal and social level to the two communities of Ulster.

Eamon Collins

For that reason alone, this book is precious. I feel that he did not really feel remorseful for all the people he helped collims. No eBook available Amazon. They say there is nothing worse than a reformed smoker, but Eamon Collins, a reformed IRA man, shoots down that theory. Psychologically unsuited to physical violence, Collins was appointed instead by the IRA as its South Down Brigade’s intelligence officer.

Apologies for the mix up, memory not what it once was. This is an insightful and disturbing look into the mind of a completely normal human being who did terrible things. Collins eventually retracted his statements so he would no longer be a supergrass.

It’s about that tired, yet truthful maxim: Could the person who set up that blog be the co-author Mick McGovern? Oct 17, Alene rated it liked it Shelves: The Armalite and the Ballot Box. Dec 04, Alexander Bell rated it it was amazing. This was not one of the organisation’s most active formations, but it sometimes worked alongside the ” South Armagh Brigade “, which was one of its most aggressive units.


Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Notify me of new posts via email. He fell out with nearly everyone, including his brother John, who did not speak to him for years before his death, his one-time comrades in the IRA, the RUC, the television journalists who told his story, and his co-writer on his book.

They follins had a political ideology, and when other republican groups surface cpllins a different ideology, visions It’s not about how a scout car driver pumps his brakes to alert the gunmen driving behind.

‘Killing Rage’ – A Missing Chapter From The Story Of Eamon Collins’ Life In The IRA

I feel a little let down. Collins has this deeper level of backtracking that just put me off. The first one he organized was the murder of Ivan Toomb I recently read three books about the troubles in Northern Ireland. This is not an overview of theTroubles and those seeking a comprehensive history should look elsewhere. A Sort of Republican. His mem Here’s how the life of most violent political terrorist lives go.

The account takes the reader on the full journey from idealist revolutionary to disillusionment and personal loss. He never excuses his violent, murdering past colins explains his motivations with startling insight.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. He unravels his life in honest and compelling detail; toward the end of the book you won’t want to put it down. They sound programmed and not very self aware, even to this day.


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Collins joined the Provisional IRA during the blanket protest by Long Kesh inmates in the late s, which sought Special Category Status for republican prisoners, and he became involved in street demonstrations at this time.

But not that surprising. To ask other eamo questions about Killing Rageplease sign up. However, after an appeal from his wife who remained an IRA supporter, and on receiving a message from the IRA delivered by his brother on a visit to the prison, Collins legally retracted his evidence, in return for which he was given a guarantee of safety by the IRA provided he consented to being debriefed by it.

It is also a self-portrait of the despair and disintegration, the hardening to conscience and grief, that accompany political violence. It isn’t even about naming or not naming major IRA players. Some time ago you posted a link to a blog that was a recount of the same story: As many regulars raeg thebrokenelbow. Very in-depth look at the IRA death squads from a man who used to be in them and was assassinated for speaking out against their terrorism.

If you really listen to their accounts, there’s something qui What’s amazingly rare about this book is the way the author takes personal responsibility for his role in the savagery of the Troubles. The book is brilliant – well-written, gripping, insightful. I have no doubt the IRA were involved in his murder.

It’s not graphic as far as detailing the actual deaths, more disturbing as it details the planning of the murders and what that entailed.