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Niemba

  • 17-10-2009 7:14pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 1,021 ✭✭✭


    article in todays Irish Times re Tom Kenny and his court action re the Niemba report in 2006

    http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2009/1017/1224256900220.html


    The IT has been carrying 2 pages spreads from previous issues. Either by co-incidence or planning they carry 2 pages from the November 9th 1966 issue which has an article re Remembrance Day for the Men of Niemba with a photo of Tom Kenny.


Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 606 ✭✭✭time lord


    It must have played heavily on his mind to push it all the way.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 588 ✭✭✭R.Dub.Fusilier


    the role irish soldiers played in the Congo is less known to average Irish people than the role Irish men played in WW1 IMO. the heros of Niemba and Jadoville should not be forgotten .


  • Registered Users Posts: 6 Matpuk4321


    Pat Quinlan was o/c cathal Brugha back in the early 70s when I was a member of the 2nd inf bn. His nik name was 'jadovill Jack' and he was said to have surrendered without a fight in the Congo back in 1961'. Well, it's good that the true story has emerged and his good name has been restored. Quinlan was a tough disciplinarian and extreamly abrasive man when conversing with soldiers on the weekly Friday morning commanding officers inspection


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