Taoiseach leading Liam Lynch commemoration

The Taoiseach Brian Cowen will lead the annual General Liam Lynch national commemoration today.

The Taoiseach Brian Cowen will lead the annual General Liam Lynch national commemoration today.

Liam Lynch was an officer in the Irish Republican Army during the War of Independence and was the Commander General of the Anti-Treaty side during the Irish Civil War.

He was shot in the Knockmealdown Mountains in Tipperary on April 10, 1923. This year marks the 85th anniversary of his death.

The event takes place at Kilcrumper Cemetery in Fermoy at 12.45pm this afternoon.

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