#OnThisDay 1920 Two RIC constables were ambushed & killed by IRA Volunteers as they cycled Newport Petty Sessions in Tipperary. A third officer fled the scene and returned later with reinforcements to collect the bodies. A witness stated that McCarthy shouted “No, no” before being killed.
The two men were:
William Finn aged 22 from Castlereagh, Roscommon.
Daniel McCarthy 27 (Picture) from Waterville, County Kerry.