Anniversary of the Death of Vinnie Byrne

On the 13th of December 1992, Vincent Byrne one of Michael Collins 12 apostles died.

Vinnie Byrne participated in the Bloody Sunday assassinations of British army intelligence officers, which were ordered by Collins, at 38 Upper Mount Street on 21 November 1920.

Here Vinnie Byrne talks about the army crisis of 1924. The recording was made for the documentary ‘Irish Army Mutiny’  produced by Kieran Sheedy and presented by Des Hickey and broadcast on 14 September 1975.

The accompanying image shows Vinnie Byrne outside 38 Upper Mount Street, Dublin in December 1987. This photo was taken during the filming of the RTÉ Television documentary 'The Shadow of Béal na Bláth', about Michael Collins and the circumstances surrounding his death on 22 August 1922.
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