Oglach Seamus Twomey, GHQ Staff.
12th Sept. 1989.
In the 1986 IRA split over abstractionism, Twomey sided with the Adams leadershipand remained with the Provisionals.
After a long illness, Twomey died in Dublin in 1989 but was buried in the family plot in Milltown Cemetery, Belfast. His funeral was attended by about 2,000 people. As Twomey is listed on the IRA’s roll of honour under the category
GHQ staff, this suggests that he was a member of the IRA’s leadership until his death.
In 1969, he was prominent in the establishment of the Provisional IRA. By 1972, he was Officer Commanding of the Provisional IRA Belfast Brigade when it launched its bomb blitz of the city, including Bloody Friday when nine people died. During the 1970s, the leadership of the Belfast Brigade of the IRA was largely in the hands of Twomey.
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