Michael Collins’ Squad assassinates tout 1921

#OnThisDay 1921 Members of Michael Collins’ Squad assassinate L/Cpl John ‘Shankers’ Ryan in a pub on Gloucester Place in Dublin city centre. Ryan was responsible for the arrest of Dick McKee, Peadar Clancy & Conor Clune the night before Bloody Sunday. He had followed them to a house and marked the door with chalk as a signal to the Crown authorities. The three Irishmen were tortured and executed in Dublin Castle ‘while trying to escape’.
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