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Cracking the whip.

Byline: Nigel Nelson

ON Wednesday I was at the memorial service for an old mate, the IRA whistleblower Sean O'Callaghan.

We were an odd gathering of friends, family, spies, former Ulster Unionist chief David Trimble, and ex-Lords leader, the Marquess of Salisbury. Sean risked his life to atone for his earlier crimes of being a terrorist double killer, and was once in charge of the IRA's Southern Command responsible for British mainland ops.

So the choice of There'll Always Be An England as incidental music at first seemed incongruous.

But then I reflected he'd become an MI5 informer by then.

And how much he'd done to stop the IRA blowing England up.

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Title Annotation:Features; Opinion Column
Publication:The People (London, England)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Mar 25, 2018
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