Curragh Camp - Irish Times Digital Archives Dec 16, 2009 22:28:13 GMT
Post by Matt McNamara on Dec 16, 2009 22:28:13 GMT
News Article www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/archive/1923/1217/Pg005.html#Ar00502
News Article January 10th 1925 Ex-Army Officer Remanded - www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/archive/wit/1925/0110/Pg009.html#Ar00903:59F2535D62745D52535EC27461F41967043A6650F77031316EA23973F25A
News Article January 15th 1925 Suspect for the above murder www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/archive/1925/0115/Pg003.html#Ar00300:2F627930F29130F2793152911CA28A1EC2A22D95F930A6113095F931161121426B23E283
News Article January 17th 1925 - Ex-Officer in the Doc www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/archive/wit/1925/0117/Pg006.html#Ar00601:BDE20FC17236C1920EC2C234A5D3F0A94416A943F0AA9417B5012ABF1167AFE211B51237
News article - January 24th 1925 - Director of Intellengence - Colonels Evidence www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/archive/wit/1925/0124/Pg007.html#Ar00704:B33248B4726CB47248B8126CBA238FBB53B3BB538FBF13B3BBD3DBBE73FFBE73DBBF23FF9C13F69CF41A9CF3F49E44189C64739FD4979FE472A06496A07472A15496B295A1B605C5B615A2B775C6ADE0C4B0610BB0B0C4BA910BA45249A9C26CAB0686AB96AAAB8686B096AAA9B6B8AF16DBBA17CEBFA7F29C88B2A1E8D6
N ews Article - January 31st 1925- Pathologists Evidence - www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/archive/wit/1925/0131/Pg007.html#Ar00703:AE626EB1E292B2026FB33293AEC2A0B222C3B242A1B382C5BD5740C0D764C0F743C23764A3D78AA8B7AEB2A0EEBEF136A0326EA59292
News Article - June 11th 1925 - Remarkable Intellegence letters read in Court - www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/archive/1925/0611/Pg007.html#Ar00709:76521478622C78721379522B7202ED7303027302ED75E30275240777341C77640678341B7FA43F82A45675D1FF7922177C43917F43A6
News Article - June 13th 1925 - Death Sentence passed on Ex-Officer - www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/archive/1925/0613/Pg007.html#Ar00707:8FD1CA92C1E28711CA8A01E1
Just to follow up on that brutal murder, it looks like they found the murderer, and he is sentenced to death himself. But it is all wrapped up in Army Intelligence and strange goings on. The accused is looking for his right to appeal the sentence. .
News Article July 2nd 1925 www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/archive/1925/0702/Pg008.html#Ar00802:78A2C57B22DA7B82C57C02DA6CB4796F348E6F947970148E7061C07241D87241C272B1D771F2C67412DB7E32E68032FB
News Article July 14th 1925 - Leave to appeal sentence refused www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/archive/1925/0714/Pg003.html#Ar00304:2C106730408A30606731608A31806733D08A3C813B3F11503F813B4001502C214C2DE1612E014C2E8161
News Article July 20th 1925 - Death Sentence Commuted www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/archive/1925/0720/Pg007.html#Ar00707:2D01DC2DA1F12DA1DC3001F132723C3562513151DC3391F1
News Article April 21st 1926 - The murder plot thickens ! Apparently James Murray was not alone, and the blood in the cars was from a bloody nose www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/archive/1926/0421/Pg011.html#Ar01116:956E6F98AE868C4E6E8EBE85
News Article - October 30th 1925 - Bergin Murder Case Re-Opened - Ex-Officer ans Sergeant in the Dock - www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/archive/1925/1030/Pg008.html#Ar00807:8FF06D96609291F1AE94F1C188B0698EC08E90B4EE92C50192E4ED939500
Just in case anybody is doing some research on this case. Here is some more additional information about the death on Captain James Murray in prison.
DEATH IN MARYBOROUGH PRISON
A CIVIL WAR TRAGEDY RECALLED
MURDER OF A MILITARY POLICEMAN – A NATIVE OF LEIX
One of the tragedies of the Civil War period was recalled on Monday last when Mr. E. J. Conroy, M.R.C.V.S., Leix Co. Coroner, held an inquest at Maryborough Prison touching the death of a prisoner named James Murray, an ex-Captain of the Free State National Army.
The deceased was at the Central Criminal Court, Dublin , on 12th June, 1925, convicted of the murder at Kildare on 13th December 1923, of a military policeman named James Bergin, a native of Mountrath. He was sentenced to death, but the sentence was commuted to penal servitude for life.
At the inquest the following jury was sworn – Francis J. Cahill, foreman; Nicholas Fortune, John Parneil, John Tyrrell, Thomas F. Maher, Jos. Fox, Patrick Murphy, Bartholomew Shanahan.
The Governor of the Prison (Mr. L. J. Blake) identified the body, and gave evidence of the convictions and sentence in the case. The deceased, he further stated was received into his custody on the 27th July, 1925. Since the 1st November, 1928, he had been a patient in the Prison isolation hospital. He was attended throughout his illness by the medical officer and hospital staff, and frequently visited by the Chaplain. He died at 6.55 p.m. on Saturday last.
Dr. T. J. Duane, Medical Officer of the Prison, said that the health of the deceased was fair on committal, but he had a history of pulmonary tuberculosis, and had been in a sanatorium. The cause of death was pulmonary tuberculosis.
Sergeant Patrick Burke, G.S., Maryborough, deposed that he was informed by the Prison Governor of the death of James Murray. He (witness) viewed the remains and saw no external marks of violence, and there was no suspicion of foul play.
The jury found a verdict in accordance with the medical testimony.
Relatives of the deceased were at the Prison on Monday, and in the afternoon they brought the remains by motor hearse to St. Michael’s Church, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin . The funeral took place at Dean’s Grange Cemetery on Tuesday.
One of the tragedies of the Civil War period was recalled in the Leinster Leader of September 1929 concerning an inquest held at Maryborough Prison touching the death of a an ex-Captain of the Free State National Army.