Kevin McKenna (Irish republican)

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Kevin McKenna
Born(1945-06-25)June 25, 1945
near Aughnacloy, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland
Died25 June 2019(2019-06-25) (aged 74)
AllegianceProvisional Irish Republican Army
Years of servicemid 1960s –
RankChief of Staff
ConflictThe Troubles

Kevin McKenna (Irish: Caoimhín Mac Cionnaith; 25 June 1945 – 25 June 2019) was an Irish republican and volunteer in the Tyrone Brigade. He was the Chief of Staff of the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA).[1] McKenna was the longest-serving chief of staff of the IRA, serving from 1983 to 1997.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. ""True tale of IRA 'martyrs' revealed"". The Guardian. Retrieved 25 October 2007.
  2. "Allegations of IRA killer will be heard in Omagh trial". BelfastTelegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-10-20.