Daring IRA Helicopter Escape, Halloween 1973

On 31 October (Halloween), 1973, the IRA used a hijacked helicopter to free three of its members from Mountjoy Jail in Dublin.  Below is a video clip from RTÉ's archives which shows the footage from the aftermath of this daring escape:

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Tags: Halloween, IRA, Irish Freedom Struggle, On This Day

Comment by Rónán Gearóid Ó Domhnaill on October 31, 2013 at 2:45pm

daring escape and nobody got hurt (apart from the government's image).

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