Martin O'Hagan
 

 

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Martin O’Hagan 1950-2001

Both his father and grandfather served in the British Army and Martin spent some of his childhood in military bases in Germany. He was educated in Lurgan. He became involved with the Official IRA and was interned in 1971. After his release, he was later jailed for seven years for transporting guns. He then began to work for local newspapers. As a journalist with the Sunday World, he exposed the drug dealing and sectarianism of various paramilitary factions. He was interrogated by the IRA, forced to leave the north in 1992 by the LVF and was eventually murdered by the Red Hand Defenders outside his home while he was walking home with his wife. Martin is buried in County Armagh.

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