Currently alive, at 85 years of age.
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1932 – Born on the 2nd of October in Longford.
1950 – Educated at St Mel’s College.
– He joined Sinn Féin.
1951 – Joined the Irish Republican Army.
– Marched with the IRA at the unveiling of the Seán Russell monument in Fairview Park, Dublin.
1954 – Studied in University College Dublin, from where he graduated with a commerce degree (BComm) and certification in the teaching of the Irish language.
– Took a job teaching at Roscommon Vocational School, in Roscommon.
1955 – Ó Brádaigh led a ten-member IRA group in an arms raid on Hazebrouck Barracks, near Arborfield, Berkshire.
1956 – Trained the Teeling Column (one of the four armed units prepared for the Campaign) in the West of Ireland.
– Served as second in command of the Teeling Column and on 30th of December he partook in the Teeling Column attack on Royal Ulster Constabulary barracks in Derrylin, County Fermanagh.
– Arrested across the border in County Cavan by the Garda Síochána shortly after, tried, and jailed for six months in Mountjoy Prison.
1961-1962 – IRA chief of staff for a second time.
1962 – Authored of the statement ending the IRA’s Border Campaign.
1970-1983 – He was voted chairman of the Caretaker Executive of Provisional Sinn Féin.
– October, he became president of the party.
2003 – Ruairí Ó Brádaigh speaking at the RSF Ard FheisHe remains a vociferous opponent of the Good Friday
2005 – Handed over a portion of his personal political papers detailing discussions between Irish Republican leaders and representatives of the British Government.