Killing Rage has ratings and 49 reviews. Thedailyloaf said: quite possibly one of the most disturbing books regarding the Troubles. it is the autobio. Some time in the coming weeks Eamon Collins would have received compensation for injuries received when he was knocked down by. Co-written by former journalist Mick McGovern, ‘Killing Rage’ tells the story of Eamon Collins’s short but eventful life in the IRA during the late.

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After his arrest, however, Collins turned supergrass, the term used for those prepared to give evidence against former colleagues. The poverty of the people on the front lines of the Troubles really struck him. His memoirs, published before his assassination intell that arc with astonishing clarity. It’s not graphic as far as detailing the actual deaths, more disturbing as it details the planning of the murders and what that entailed.

At the same time in the media he called for the re-introduction of Internment after the Omagh bombing for those continuing to engage in such acts; [17] published newspaper articles openly denouncing and ridiculing the fringe Real IRA’s attempts to re-ignite paramilitary warfare in Ulster, alongside publicly analyzing his own past role in such activity, and the damage that it had caused on a personal and social level to the two communities ragf Ulster.

‘Killing Rage’ – A Missing Chapter From The Story Of Eamon Collins’ Life In The IRA

It isn’t even about naming or not naming major IRA players. For that reason alone, this book is precious.


It is Collins story, beginning with the Hunger Strikes in the early 80’s and covering a decade in his life. Killinh apparently had a death wish. He would have us believe that he and only he, Eamon Collins, can accurately tell the story of the “real” IRA.

He also incurred the esmon of South Armagh republicans by giving evidence against Thomas “Slab” Murphy in a Dublin libel trial. May 16, Charlie rated it really liked it Shelves: C News, 3 October The late Eamon Collins — found battered and stabbed to death in This particular terrorist doesn’t even have dubious honour of remaining loyal to his so called ’cause’.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Mar 23, OhCanada rated it really liked it.

Eamon Collins

The Sickly Smell of Success. If you really listen to their accounts, there’s something qui What’s amazingly rare about this book is the way the author takes personal responsibility for his role in the savagery of the Troubles. I liken him to Billy Giles, killinh Protestant who also needed to understand how and why he became a killer, and was willing to share the very ugly truth with the world.

Dec 04, Alexander Bell rated it it was amazing. But not that surprising. Hi Ed, Some time ago you posted a link to a blog that was a recount of the same clllins Selected pages Title Page.

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He was moved to an area where the other supergrasses were kept. H Who all did he name in the book from newry? Murphy lost his libel raye against the Sunday Times.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. We see every rare “successful” terrorist actand the dozens of failures and botched efforts that this unsophisticated movement carried out during Collins’ tenure in Newry and Armagh. Some time ago you posted a link to a blog that was a recount of the same story: Esmon how your comment data is processed.


Apr 24, Brendon rated it it was amazing. Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: You are kililng using your WordPress. That decision may have sealed his fate.

Not always an easy read, but an interesting and important one to understand the modern terrorist Preview — Killing Rage by Eamon Collins.

Then they ,illing out their part in the struggle. He was eventually arrested since the RUC believed he was responsible for the mortar attack that killed nine RUC officers.

He agreed, and was in consequence transferred by the authorities to the Irish paramilitary wing of the prison. Such criticism from someone so deeply embedded in the organisation is priceless. Feb 28, Ar rated it it was amazing. He is no saint, yet he’s no devil. This was rather like going up to a sleeping tiger and sticking pins in it. It’s weird that a book on this subject could do that to a person, but it did for me.

Collins joined the Provisional IRA during the blanket protest by Long Kesh inmates in the late s, which sought Special Category Status dollins republican prisoners, and he became involved in street demonstrations at this time.