The Informer

In 1988 IRA terrorist Sean O Callaghan walked into a police station and gave himself up Sentenced to 539 years imprisonment for IRA crimes including two murders and many terrorist attacks, O Callaghan served six of those years before being released by royal prerogative.The reason For the previous sixteen years O Callaghan had been the most highly placed informer withinIn 1988 IRA terrorist Sean O Callaghan walked into a police station and gave himself up Sentenced to 539 years imprisonment for IRA crimes including two murders and many terrorist attacks, O Callaghan served six of those years before being released by royal prerogative.The reason For the previous sixteen years O Callaghan had been the most highly placed informer within the ranks of the IRA and had fed the Irish Garda with countless pieces of invaluable information He prevented the assassination of the Prince and Princess of Wales at a London theatre he sabotaged operations, explained strategy and caused the arrests of many IRA members He has done than any individual to unlock the code of silence which governs the IRA s members, and in effect made it possible to fight the war against the terrorists.The Informer is the story of a courageous life lived under the constant threat of discovery and its fatal consequences It is the story of a very modern hero, who is not without sin but who has done and is doing everything in his power, and at whatever personal cost, to atone for the past.
The Informer In IRA terrorist Sean O Callaghan walked into a police station and gave himself up Sentenced to years imprisonment for IRA crimes including two murders and many terrorist attacks O Callaghan

  • Title: The Informer
  • Author: SeanO'Callaghan
  • ISBN: 9780593042854
  • Page: 377
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “The Informer”

    1. It became more and more difficult to understand or empathise with the author's decisions and reflections as I made progress with the reading.There is some interesting information in the book about the IRA and the situation in Northern Ireland, but, as I said, I found the writer's stories confusing and too aimed at justifying himself. And yet, I couldn't help but find his explanations unclear and unsatisfactory. Disappointing.

    2. This is one of the books that could be amazing, but it turns out the opposite; i find it very very uneventful, so many me's, mine's, i's I'd say perhaps the book with the most I-me-i-me-me-me there is no literary value to it, even though he said he liked poetry one does not say! ira is a bunch of unemployed crooks and thugs, that likes the easy buck, starting with adams and ending with sean! they are all the same! it could be amazing

    3. Born into a republican family within Kerry's I.R.A network .The author's institutionalized movement through a closed religious one nation society Surprised least of all himself. Disillusioned ,bitter and searching for meaning. The decision is made to commit the ultimate of sinn. Informer.From that moment the fascinating, secretive curtain of tense faction and suspicion never closes.In a world of paranoia your source in the "Official" story is the officially discredited and celebrated. Informer

    4. Regardless of what your opinion of Sean O'Callaghan is, the book provides a good overview of the IRA as well as the attitude of the Irish and British security forces opposed to it. A worthwhile read if somewhat redundant at times.

    5. Chilling, brilliant, and a bit of insight into a world of violence and terror close to home, that I hope won't be seen again. There's more than enough going on elsewhere!

    6. Complex and convoluted, is Sean O'Callaghan a hero or a criminal? It's hard to follow his reasonings and justifications. It almost reads as a disclaimer.

    7. A tale of self aggrandisement from a particularly loathsome individual. Very difficult to tell fact from fiction.

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