Irishman Killed During Routine Cross-Border Checkpoint Shooting

Officials identified the man who was fatally shot at the Irish Republican Army’s annual security checkpoint at the Mayo border Wednesday as Allen McIntyre, an Irish American and member of the Outlaws motorcycle club….

Irishman Killed During Routine Cross-Border Checkpoint Shooting

Officials identified the man who was fatally shot at the Irish Republican Army’s annual security checkpoint at the Mayo border Wednesday as Allen McIntyre, an Irish American and member of the Outlaws motorcycle club.

Mr. McIntyre, 31, was one of seven people shot and killed at the checkpoint in the township of Lisburn, Ireland, according to Irish media reports. More than 50 others were injured.

So-called “security checkpoints” at this border village were established in the 1960s as a result of violence between Ireland’s Protestant-controlled police force and its Catholic-led militia.

Brendan Hughes, the head of the Protestant Republic Forces, the Unionist Volunteer Force, told the Belfast Telegraph that the checkpoints were a terrorist tactic and necessary for security and diplomatic reasons.

Ireland’s Northern Ireland government condemned the killings.

“It is of deep concern to us that an individual in a well-known and respected community was identified as being involved in acts of violence,” Northern Ireland First Minister and DUP leader Arlene Foster said in a statement.

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