Wednesday, March 15, 2006
Patrick Magee - The Brighton Bomber
This is a portrait of Patrick Magee, a former IRA terrorist who attempted to assassinate the then British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, in 1984. The bomb he planted blew through the Brighton Hotel at 02:45 on 12th October, killing 5 people and wounding 34 others but failing to kill the PM. He was arrested a year later and sentenced to eight life sentences, but was let out under the Good Friday agreement in 1999. Since his release he has campaigned for a peaceful end to the Northern Ireland conflict with one of his victims daughter's Jo Berry, he does not however regret his decision to partake in the armed struggle.
Posted by Greg Funnell