Martin rules out historical inquiry into 1922 assassination of Collins

But Taoiseach says the slain leader will be commemorated as a ‘statesman’ on 100th anniversary of his death next August

26th December, 2021
Martin rules out historical inquiry into 1922 assassination of Collins
The Michael Collins 100 committee is working on plans to fundraise for a statue of Collins which would be gifted the city of Dublin. Picture: Getty

Micheál Martin, the Taoiseach, has promised that the state will commemorate Michael Collins as a “statesman” and an “outstanding leader” on the 100th anniversary of his death next year.

However, he has ruled out any historical inquiry into the much-debated question of who actually shot Collins in an ambush in Beál na mBláth in west Cork on August 22, 1922.

Martin said that the government had agreed...

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