Justice interrupted: Austin Stack's crusade to reveal the truth about his father’s murder

Brian Stack's son and SF leader Gerry Adams are facing off over who knew what, and when, about the killing of the prison officer

11th December, 2016
Justice interrupted: Austin Stack's crusade to reveal the truth about his father’s murder
Austin Stack believes he knows the identity of those involved in his father’s death Picture: Bryan Meade

Brian Stack was chief prison officer in Portlaoise, one of the most secure facilities in Europe, which housed some of the most notorious convicted paramilitaries.

He loved his job, but he loved his family time too.

On Saturdays when he wasn’t working, Stack would pack up the car and bring his wife, Sheila, and the boys, Austin, Kieran and Oliver, on a day trip. “Come on,” he’d tell them. “We’ll all head off to Tramore...

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