Killing Rage has ratings and 49 reviews. Thedailyloaf said: quite possibly one of the most disturbing books regarding the Troubles. it is the autobio. Some time in the coming weeks Eamon Collins would have received compensation for injuries received when he was knocked down by. Co-written by former journalist Mick McGovern, ‘Killing Rage’ tells the story of Eamon Collins’s short but eventful life in the IRA during the late.
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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. It is also a self-portrait of the despair and disintegration, the hardening to conscience and grief, that accompany political violence.
Eamon Collins murder: police arrest man in South Armagh
eamno It’s weird that a book on this subject could do that to a person, but it did for me. It’s a great, great work and one I colilns constantly recommending. He would later write that because of his Ulster background he felt closer culturally to Scottish people than people from the Irish Republic. He was so badly injured that he was unrecognisable and police at first thought he had been hit by a car.
He was shot by the IRA because yes, they are still an active terrorist group! 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.
For that reason alone, this book is precious. Guardian News and Media Limited. Oct 15, Jamie Rose rated it it was ok Shelves: Rumoured reasons behind the murder were that he had returned to Ulster in breach of the IRA’s banning order, and further he had detailed IRA activities rge publicly criticized in the media a multiplicity of Irish terrorist kklling splinter groups that had appeared after the IRA’s ceasefire, and that he had testified in court against Murphy.
Not an easy book to read when you really feel such dislike for the main character. He likes to give me eqmon to help address that. This is why I have a bookshelf. Lists with This Book. Oct 10, Randall rated it it was amazing. Jan 27, – Eamon Collins, 45, was beaten and stabbed beyond recognition on a country road just outside Newry a short distance from his home in a suspected revenge attack for turning supergrass.
Collins was ultimately concerned with his own self preservation. I feel that he did not really feel remorseful for all the people he helped murder. It’s about that tired, yet truthful maxim: He was acquitted and released after spending two collims in prison. Then he denied all his confessions in court, amazingly winning his freedom. I enjoyed that he was more than just a killer, that he had insights into HOW killings, bombings etc were rafe up.
Dec 04, Alexander Bell rated it it was amazing. Then they carry out their part in the struggle.
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Not much of a man in my book. No trivia or quizzes yet. Collins had not been involved in this operation, but after five days of incessant psychological pressure being exerted by R. But it seemed like the period through which he was still involved and yet very disenchanted with it went on forever and I kept wishing he would just get out.
Such criticism rqge someone so deeply embedded in the organisation is priceless.
Around this time Collins had a confrontation with Gerry Adams at the funeral of an Ramon man killed in a failed bombing over how to kklling with the funeral’s policing, where Collins accused Adams a being a “Stick” a derogatory slang term among IRA supporters for activists among it who were considered lacking sincerity in their commitment to its cause. In January the Police Service of Northern Ireland released a statement that a re-examination of the evidence from the scene of the murder had revealed new DNA material of a potential perpetrator’s presence, and made a public appeal for information, detailing the involvement of a specific car model a white coloured Hyundai Ponyand a compass pommel that had broken off of a hunting knife during the attack and had been left behind at the scene.
The book sucks you in so that you sympathize with the man during whatever period he describes.
Mar 07, Simon G rated it did not like it. Ultimately I found it very interesting to consider how one man’s decisions lead him to a fate he could not escape. Retrieved jilling April A year later Collins was found beaten and stabbed to death not far from his home on the outskirts of Newry. Collins was a dedicated republican who soured on the movement.
Jun 16, John rated it it was amazing Shelves: Collins was not involved in planning the mortar attack, but he was held and questioned every day until he gave statements about his activity with the Collind and named other people follins were involved. Eamon Collins saw the light after six years of planning death and mayhem. The IRA is suspected of his killing…. My library Help Advanced Book Search.
Collins spoke in court about Murphy’s role as the IRA’s chief of staff and key fundraiser, who earned millions for the Provisionals through smuggling fuel, livestock, illicit alcohol and the control of counterfeit goods in the border region. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about Killing Rageplease sign up. After several years in Dublin, he subsequently moved to Edinburgh, Scotland for a period, where he ran a youth centre. The IRA order exiling him from Ulster had not been lifted, but with a formal ceasefire from the organization in operation ordered by its senior command, and in the sweeping changes that were underway with renunciations of violence by all the paramilitary organizations in the province that had followed on from it, he judged it safer to move back in with his wife and children who had never left the town.
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