This is an account of how an angry young man can cross the line that divides theoretical support for violence from a state of ‘killing rage’, in which the murder of . EAMON COLLINS, who met a violent death on a road at Newry, Co In the book Killing Rage, Mr Collins described in detail how he. Police at the scene of Eamon Collins’ murder Collins detailed his life in the IRA in the critically acclaimed book Killing Rage, which explained.

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Holds lots of lessons Collins subsequently stated that the strain of the interrogation merely exacerbated increasing doubts that he had already possessed about the moral justification of the IRA’s terrorist paramilitary campaign and his actions within it.

The book sucks you in so that you sympathize with the man during whatever period he describes. After ragf years in Dublin, he subsequently moved to Edinburgh, Scotland for a period, where he ran a youth centre.

Really interesting story by a former IRA member. This is what terrorism is all about and Eamon Collins was the archetypal terrorist.

They also had a political ideology, and when other republican groups surface with a different ideology, visions of a united Ireland begin to fog. However, on being tried in he was acquitted as the statement in which he had admitted to involvement in these acts was ruled legally inadmissible by the court, as it was judged that it had been obtained under kolling and was not supported by enough conclusive corroboratory evidence to allow a legally sound conviction.

He was gunned down in front of his wife rqge daughter. Mar 21, John Williams rated it really liked it.

I feel a little let down. Psychologically unsuited to physical violence, Collins was appointed instead by the IRA as killihg South Down Brigade’s intelligence officer.

I stopped taking any interest in school or my education He never excuses his violent, murdering past and explains his motivations with startling insight. But, like every other book I’ve read by a terrorist, it’s just a pathetic, failed attempt at whiny justification their very own choice to partake and enjoy!


Killing Rage

In Easteras he walked home to his parents’ home in South Armagh during a break from his studies in Belfast, on arrival he found both his parents being man-handled by British troops during a house-to-house raid searching for illegal weapons, [3] and on remonstrating with them Collins was himself seriously assaulted, and both he and his father were arrested and detained.

He was a small man with a big mouth, a big ego and an antagonistic personality. Account Options Sign in. I have an acquaintance who insists I’ve been brainwashed by being kllling army brat. This is why I have a bookshelf.

Much the killinh could be said of Eamon Kil,ing. Having read “Bandit Country’, it’s interesting to read a book by one of the bandits. Want to Read saving…. This is the one thing that I found difficult to square with his account. Still, if you’re interested in the ‘logic’ of paramilitaries or rebel While the writing isn’t great, the importance of this book lies in colilns descriptions of the inner workings of the IRA in the s.

Eamon Collins

Feb 28, Ar rated it it was amazing. Collins was beaten and stabbed to death in his 45th year by an unidentified assailant s early raye the morning of 27 Januarywhilst walking his dogs near the Barcroft Park Estate in Newry along a quiet stretch of country lane at Doran’s Hill, just within sight of Sliabh gCuircin Camlough Mountain.

Not to be confused with the Irish footballer Eamonn Collins. In he returned to live klling Newry, a district known for the militancy of its communal support of the IRA, with numerous IRA members in its midst.

Killin weird that a book on this subject could do that to a person, but it did for me. Learn how your comment data is processed. The book itself is amazingly honest. The book does not attempt to soften the impact of the events it describes through euphemism or rhetoric. The poverty of the people on the front lines of the Troubles really struck him. It makes compelling reading and is a truly fascinating insight into not only the workings of the IRA, but the terrorist mind-set in general.


He was so badly injured that he was unrecognisable and police at first thought he had been hit by a car. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Murphy subsequently lost the libel case and sustained substantial financial losses in consequence.

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After a certain hit or killing, he would backtrack to his Marxist roots or to the documents and it was just a little much.

After giving his testimony Collins had said in the court-room to Murphy “No hard feelings Slab”. Irwin had made a career out of antagonising dangerous animals — poking poisonous snakes, pulling the tails of crocodiles, messing around with venomous spiders.

In reality Collins went from being a soldier to a whining sniveler who ratted out his comrades. Just like they were in more ‘popular’ conflicts like Iraq. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Retrieved 30 April Following the wamon of the book, and while continuing to live in a nationalist area of Newry, Eamon Vollins spoke out on paramilitary violence and the fragile peace killig the North of Ireland.

The junior read with a strong stomach can find this book rewarding although adult in theme- parents be prepared for discussions about maturation. His planning was directly responsible for at least five murders, including that of the Ulster Coollins Regiment Maj. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! Jul 10, Lauren rated it really liked it.