Civilians executed by the IRA as spies

There were large numbers of (usually) men shot as spies. They can have been shot for a variety, some justified, some not. But either way it is difficult to afirm from the perspective of hindsight, who were spies, who were informers and who was unjustly shot.

A number of "missing" lists were published in 1921.

Name
Date executed
Religion
County
British accept liability
Compensation awarded
           
Bardon, Stephen Arthur 1921 May 19 Catholic Dublin Agreed British Supporter £25
Beal, James Charles 1921 Feb 14 Protestant Cork Agreed 50/50 £900
Begley, John 1921 Jul 11 Catholic, ex-soldier Cork Agreed British Liability £1500
Beirne, Edward 1921 Apr 5 Catholic Longford Agreed British Liability £2500
Birmingham, Patrick 1921 May 5 Catholic, ex-soldier Offaly    
Blagriff, James 1920 Dec 30 Catholic Westmeath British supporter £1500
Blemens, Frederick 1920 Dec 2 Protestant Cork British Liability. Shot as part of Din Din Riordain/Freemason Spy Ring- IRA £56
Blemens, James 1920 Dec 2 Protestant Cork Shot as part of Din Din Riordain/Freemason Spy Ring- IRA  
Boland, James 1921 Jun 28 Catholic, ex-soldier Limerick see James Doherty , the same man  
Boyle, Francis Crossley 1921 Jun 13 Protestant Tipperary    
Bradfield, Tom 1921, Jan 23 Protestant Caroo, Cork British supporter £6000
Bradfield, Tom 1921 Feb Protestant Desertsergus, Cork    
Bradley, Brian 1921 Jan 2 Catholic, ex-soldier Meath    
Brady, John Elland 1921 Jun 4 Catholic, ex-soldier Dublin Not stated £25
Brady, Joseph 1921 Mar 26 Catholic Tipperary no evidence that he died  
Brien, Jerry ?   Tipperary    
Briody, Patrick 1921 May 24 Catholic Cavan Agreed British Liability £3100
Byrne, Thomas 1921 Apr 6 Catholic, ex-soldier Longford    
Canning, Edward 1920 Nov 1 Catholic, ex-soldier Roscommon    
Carroll, Kate 1921 Apr 16 Catholic Monaghan Agreed British Liability £600
Cassidy, Michael 1921 Jan 5 Catholic, ex-soldier Kilkenny    
Cathcart, John 1921 Mar 25 Protestant Cork Agreed British Liability. Shot as part of Din Din Riordain/Freemason Spy Ring- IRA £8500
Charters , William 1921 Jan 22 Protestant Longford Agreed British Liability £1500
Clarke, James 1921 Mar 19 Protestant Cork British supporter.see Mrs Lindsay £200
Cloonan, Patrick 1921 Apr 6 Catholic Galway Probably shot by vigilante Crown Forces  
Collins, Thomas 1921 May 7 Catholic, ex-soldier Cork    
Connell, William 1921 Feb 19 Protestant Cork  Shot for giving evidence to Crown Court- IRA.  
Connolly , William 1921 Jun 26     Shot by an RIC patrol  
Conry, Patrick 1921 Apr 6 Catholic Roscommon Probably shot by a Protestant para military group  
Cotter, Alfred 1921 Feb 25 Protestant Ballineen,Cork Agreed British Liability. Spy allegation & refused to stop supplying British- IRA £5000
Cotter, Joseph 1920 Oct 15   Cork    
Cotter, Thomas 1921 Mar 1 Protestant Lissarda ,Cork Alleged spy- IRA  
Coughlan, John 1920 Aug 14 Catholic Cork suicide in IRA captivity  
Counihan, Martin 1920 Oct 28 Catholic Clare Accepted British Liability £2160
Cranley, Timothy 1921 Apr 23 Catholic, ex-soldier Tipperary    
Cremins, John 1921 Jun 27     Shot by ADRIC in execution of duty  
Crowley , Denis 1920 Mar 26 Catholic, ex-soldier Limerick someone shot, but not Crowley  
Crowley, John 1920 Jul 24 Catholic Cork    
Cummins, David 1921 Jul 9 Protestant, ex-soldier Tipperary Agreed 50/50 £600
Cunningham, Thomas 1921 Jun 18 Catholic, ex-soldier Offaly Not stated £1250
Dalton, James 1920 May 15 Catholic, IRA member Limerick    
Daly, Martin 1921 Mar 20 Catholic Kerry Agreed British Liability £600
Daly, Patrick 1920 Aug 1 Catholic Limerick    
D'Arcy, Patrick 1921 Jun 21 Catholic, ex-IRA Clare Agreed British Liability £600
Dermody, Martin 1921 May 17 Catholic, ex-soldier Kilkenny    
Devoy, James 1921   Cork Was he shot?  
Dillon, Bridget 1921 Jul 9 Catholic Tipperary Shot by mistake  
Doherty, James 1921 June 27 Catholic Limerick    
Donoghue, John 1921 Jun 13 Catholic, ex-soldier Longford Agreed British Liability £350
Donovan, Denis 1921 Mar 29 Catholic, ex-Navy Cork Agreed British Liability £2000
Donovan, Denis Finbar 1921 Apr 12 Catholic Cork    
Doran, William 1921 Jan 29 Catholic, ex-soldier Dublin Liability - British Supporter £1750
Downing, Thomas 1920 Nov 24 Catholic, ex-soldier Cork British Liability £38
Doyle, James 1920 Sep 19 Catholic Carlow Accepted British Liability £1200
Duffy , Hugh 1921 Apr 01 Protestant, U.S.C Monaghan    
Dunne, Philip 1921 Jun 16 Catholic Kildare Agreed 50/50 £350
Dunny, Patrick J 1921 May 18 Catholic, ex-soldier Dublin    
Dwyer, Michael 1921 Jan 22 Catholic, ex-soldier Cork Agreed British Liability £1600
Eady, Robert 1921 Feb 11 Catholic Cork    
Elliot, Francis 1921 Mar 4 Catholic Rosscommon Agreed British Liability £2600
Elliott, William 1921 Jan 21 Protestant Longford Agreed British Liability £1000
Fitzgerald, John 1921 Jun 3 Catholic, ex-soldier Kerry    
Fitzgibbon, David 1921 Jun 8 Catholic, ex-soldier Cork Not Stated £35
Fleming Wm & Robert 1921 Mar 29 Protestant Monaghan They appear to have been shot over gun collection  
Fouvargue, Vincent P 1921 Mar 21 Catholic, IRA member England    
Frasier, Leslie 1921 May 22 Protestant, ex-soldier Dublin    
Gibbs Joseph 1921 Jan Catholic Monaghan Unknown  
Gillespie, Sandy ? Catholic Longford Unknown Longford - Marie Colman  
Gilligan, John 1921 Apr 6 Catholic, ex-soldier Rosscommon Agreed British Liability £2000
Good, John 1921 Mar 10 Protestant Cork Agreed 50/50.                Shot IRA- Brother in Law of Thomas Bradfield Desertsergus            £7000
Good , William 1921 Mar 26 Protestant, ex-soldier Cork  Son of John Good ex-soldier. Came home from Trinity to settle fathers affairs. Bludgeoned, not shot  
Gordon, James 1920 Aug Catholic, ex-RIC Cork Agreed British Liability £34
Graham, Peter 1921 May 15 Catholic Dublin Agreed British Liability £500
Hackett, Michael 1921 Jun 1 Catholic, ex-soldier Carlow Agreed British Liability. I cannot gt his identity £400
Halpin, Thomas 1921 Jun 4 Catholic, ex-Navy Dublin    
Hannon, Tom 1921 Apr 20 Catholic Galway Agreed British Liability £1150
Harrison, John 1921 Apr 22 Protestant Leitrim Agreed British Liability £4640
Harrison, N.J 1921 Apr 30 Catholic, ex-RIC Cork unknown  
Hawkes, John 1920 Oct 13 Catholic Cork Liability - British supporter £300
Hawkins, Edward 1921 May 20 Catholic, ex-soldier Cork    
Hayes, John 1921 Mar 4     Shot by Crown Forces  
Healy, Robert 1921 Jun 15 Catholic. ex-soldier Tipperary    
Heavy, Martin 1920 Dec 31 Catholic, ex-soldier Roscommon Agreed British Liability £400
Herlihy, James 1920 Aug 20 Catholic Cork    
Hickey, John 1920 Dec 12   Dublin I have no idea if he was shot by the IRA or by the British  
Horgan, George 1920 Dec 12 Catholic, ex-soldier Cork Agreed British Liability.  Shot as spy IRA £900
Hynan, J 1920 Dec 20 ex-soldier Limerick Shot by a B&T  
Jasper, Godfrey 1920 Oct 29 Protestant, ex-RIC Kerry    
Johnston, George 1921 Apr 11 Protestant Westmeath Agreed British Liability £1000
Johnson, William 1921 Feb 9 Protestant Cork Agreed 50/50.  William was going to follow his late father into the RIC and was shot by local IRA. £4150
Joyce, Patrick 1920 Oct 15 Catholic Galway Not stated £3750
Kane, James 1921 Jun 11 Catholic, ex-RIC Kerry    
Keelan, Patrick 1921 Jul 2 Catholic Meath Not stated £175
Kennedy, William 1921 Mar 15 Catholic Carlow    
Kenny, Edward 1921 Apr 22 Catholic Cork    
Kenny, William 1920 Aug 27 Catholic ex-soldier Kilkenny Not stated £360
Kerr , Henry 1921 Mar 25 Catholic Monaghan    
Keyes, Peter 1921 Jul 5 Catholic Laois Agreed British Liability £2000
Kidney, Alfred 1921 Feb 4 Catholic, ex-soldier Cork Agreed British Liability £750
Kirby, Thomas 1921 Jan 8 Catholic, ex-soldier Tipperary    
Knight, Andrew 1921 Jul 7 Protestant Dublin Agreed British Liability £1250
Larmour , Patrick 1921 Mar 9 Catholic. IRA member Monaghan    
Latimer, William 1921 Mar 30 Protestant Leitrim Agreed British Liability £5180
Lawler, John 1921 May 26 Catholic Offaly    
Leacock, Thomas 1921 Mar 15 Catholic Longford    
Lee, Samuel 1921 Jun 11 ? Westmeath    
Lindsay, Mary 1921 Mar 19 Protestant Cork    
Looby, Thomas 1921 March Catholic Tipperary Shot by Crown Forces  
Looby, L and J 1920 Dec Catholic Tipperary Shot by Crown Forces  
Lucey, Dan 1921 Mar 20 Catholic Cork Agreed British Liability £900
Lynch, Daniel 1921 Jan 21 Catholic Cork    
Lynch, James 1921 May 6 Catholic Cork   £725
Lynch, John 1921 Jun 26 Catholic, ex-soldier Cork Agreed 50/50 £2650
Lyons, Martin 1920 Nov 25 Catholic, ex-soldier Westmeath    
Lyons, William 1920 May 20 Catholic Cork "Land Grabber"  
Lysaght, George 1921 Mar 7 Protestant Tipperary Agreed British Liability £14700
Macpherson, William 1921 Jul 9 Protestant Cork    
Maher, James 1921 Mar 7 Catholic, ex-soldier Tipperary Agreed British Liability £1500
Maher, Patrick 1921 Jun 26 Catholic, ex-soldier Tipperary Commission Award £935
Maher, "Slickfoot" ? Unknown, ex-soldier Rosscommon    
McAuley, John 1921 May 8 Unknown Rosscommon    
McCarthy, Daniel 1921 Mar 25 Catholic Cork    
McCarthy, William 1921 Apr 29 Catholic, ex-soldier Cork   £2600
McGrath, William 1921 Jan 14 Catholic, Dublin Probably shot by the British  
McMahon, Francis 1921 May 20   Cork Francis Leo McMahon who was identified as a spy by Josephine Marchment Brown, the IRA spy  
McNamee, John 1921 Apr 8 Catholic Longford Not Stated £1240
McPhearson, William A 1921 Jul 7 Protestant, ex-soldier Cork Agreed British Liability. Shot as spy- IRA £200
McPhillips, Frank 1921 Mar 9 Catholic Monaghan Agreed British Liability £410
Meara, Patrick "Swordy" 1921 Mar 7 Catholic, ex-soldier Tipperary    
Mohally, William 1921, Feb 20 Catholic, ex-soldier Cork    
Moloney, John 1921 Jul 8 Catholic, ex-soldier Limerick    
Monds, James 1921 Apr 7 Protestant Roscommon Probably shot by a Protestant para military group  
Moran, William 1921 Apr 13 Catholic, ex-soldier Waterford Agreed British Liability £50
Morris, Thomas 1921 Apr 2 Catholic ex-soldier, ex-RIC Galway    
Morrissey, James 1921 May 25 Catholic, ex-soldier Wexford    
Murray, Henry 1921 Feb 25 Catholic, ex-soldier Louth Not stated £135
Nagle, David 1921 Mar 13 Catholic, ex-RIC Cork Agreed British Liability £1400
Nagle, Sardy 1921 Mar 25 Catholic Kerry    
Newman, Hugh 1921 Jun 29 Catholic, ex-soldier Carlow Agreed British Liability £2500
Newsom, Frederick 1921 Feb 8 Catholic, ex-soldier Wexford Agreed 50/50 £150
Noble, Bridget 1921, Mar 4 Catholic Cork British supporter £2000
Nolan, William 1921 Jul 11 Catholic, ex-soldier Cork    
O'Brien, Michael 1920 Nov 13 Catholic Monaghan Agreed 50/50 £125
O'Callaghan, Daniel 1921 Jun 21 Catholic, ex-Navy Cork    
O'Callaghan, John 1920 Sep 15 Catholic Cork British Liability £950
O'Callaghan, Stephen 1921 Apr 29 Catholic, ex-soldier Cork    
O'Connell, Patrick 1921 Jun 17 Catholic, ex-soldier Offaly    
O'Connor, George B 1921 Jul 10 Protestant, ex-soldier Cork Agreed British Liability. Shot as spy- IRA £5000
O'Dempsey, Michael 1921 Mar 15 Catholic Carlow Agreed 50/50 £4500
O'Donoghue, Frank 1921 Jun Catholic Carlow    
O'Grady, John 1921 Mar 18 Catholic, ex-soldier Limerick Agreed British Liability £450
O'Hanlon, Hugh 1921 Jun 7 Catholic Armagh    
O'Keefe, Michael 1921 Apr 30 Catholic, ex-soldier Cork Agreed British Liability £950
O'Keefe, Michael 1921 May 17 Catholic, ex-soldier Kilkenny Not Stated £100
O'Leary, John 1921, Feb 14 Catholic, ex-soldier Cork    
O'Mahony, John 1921 Apr 7 Catholic, ex-soldier Kerry Agreed British Liability £3000
O'Meara, Michael 1920 Dec 31 Catholic, ex-soldier Limerick Agreed British Liability £2850
O'Meara, Patrick          
O'Neill, Patrick James 1921 Apr 15 Protestant, ex-soldier Dublin    
O'Sullivan, Christopher 1921 May 27 Catholic, ex-soldier Cork Agreed British Liability £1850
O'Sullivan, Michael 1921 Feb 20 Catholic, ex-soldier Cork British Liability £2000
O'Sullivan, Thomas 1921 May 4 Catholic Kerry    
Peacock, Warren J 1921 May 31 Protestant, ex-soldier Cork Alleged Spy-IRA  
Pearson, Abraham 1921 Jul 1 Protestant Offaly Agreed British Liability £1000
Pearson, Richard 1921 Jul 1 Protestant Offaly Agreed British Liability £500
Pike, Robert 1921 Jun 18 Catholic, ex-soldier Dublin Agreed British Liability £40
Power, Michael 1921 Jun 13 Catholic, ex-soldier Kildare Agreed British Liability £3300
Poynton, John 1921 Jul 10 Protestant, ex-RIC Laois Agreed British Liability £1200
Purcell, William B 1921 May 6 Catholic ex-soldier Cork    
Quinlisk, Timothy 1920 Feb 20 Catholic ex-soldier Cork    
Rae, Patrick 1921 Jan 23 Catholic Cork British Liability £2000
Reilly, Alfred Charles 1921 Feb 9 Protestant Cork British Liability. Shot as part of Din Din Riordain/Freemason Spy Ring- IRA £9000
Reilly, John 1921 Apr 21 Catholic, ex-soldier Clare Agreed British Liability £1200
Reilly, Michael 1921 Jun 17 Catholic Offaly Agreed British Liability £1000
Round P 1921 Jun   Roscommon    
Ryan, James Shanker 1921 Feb 5 Catholic, ex-soldier Dublin    
Ryan, Michael 1921 Feb 19 Catholic, ex-soldier Tipperary Not stated £150
Saunders, James 1921 May 5 Catholic Cork    
Scanlon, Martin 1921 May 8 Catholic, ex-RIC Rosscommon Agreed British Liability £2500
Sheehan, Cornelius 1921 Mar 19 Catholic, ex-soldier Cork    
Sheehan, John 1921, Mar 5 Catholic Cork    
Sheehan, John 1921 Apr 21 Catholic Cork    
Sheehan, Patrick 1921 Jun 28 Catholic Cork    
Sherlock, John          
Skelton, James 1921 Mar 21 Catholic, ex-soldier Wexford    
Skelton, Thomas 1921 Mar 21 Catholic Wexford    
Smith, Thomas 1921 Jun 26 Catholic, ex-soldier Longford Agreed British Liability £1000
Smith, Thomas Herbert 1920 Nov 21 Protestant, ex-soldier Dublin British Liability £3500
Smyth, James 1921 Jun 7 Catholic Armagh    
Steadman, Eric 1921 Jul 9 Unknown, ex-soldier Offaly    
Stennings, Frederick 1921 Mar 30 Protestant Cork Agreed British Liability. Alleged Spy-IRA £5500
Straw, William Jack 1920 Oct 21 not known, ex-soldier Dublin    
Stone, Robert 1921 Apr 16 Protestant Tipperary Agreed British Liability £1000
Sullivan, Francis 1921 Jul 1 Catholic Cork    
Sullivan , John 1921 Jun 28 catholic, ex-soldier Cork    
Sullivan, William 1921 Feb 14 Catholic, ex-soldier Cork Not stated £50
Sweetman, Matt 1921 Feb 19 Protestant Cork Agreed 50/50.  Shot for giving evidence to Crown Court- IRA £100
Treanor, Arthur 1921 Jun 25 Catholic Monaghan    
Turpin, Brian 1921 ? Tipperary    
Unknown man 1921 Jul 2 ? Westmeath    
Vicars, Arthur 1921 Apr 14 Protestant, ex-soldier Kerry    
Wallis, George 1921 Jun 15 Protestant Tipperary   £2000
Waldron, Thomas 1921 Jul 15   Roscommon    
Waldron , Michael 1921 Jul 15   Roscommon    
Walsh , David 1921 May 16 Catholic, ex-soldier Cork    
Walsh, Michael 1921 Feb 18 Catholic, ex-soldier Cork Not stated £650
Walker , Thomas 1921 Apr 14 Protestant Sligo    
Ward, Bernard 1920 Nov 6 Catholic, ex-soldier Rosscommon Agreed British Liability £2500
Weymes, John 1921 Apr 6 Catholic, ex-RIC Rosscommon Agreed British Liability £1700

 

https://sites.google.com/site/protestantcork191136/protestant-civilians-killed-in-cork-1921-1923

http://irishmedals.org/civilians-killed.html

The figures for payments come from the Compensation Claim Register. It is difficult to know exactly what the acceptance of liabilty means.

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