October 24th, 2016

Gallery: Funeral of dissident republican Declan McGlinchey takes place in Bellaghy

NewsBy Jamie McDowell

The funeral of the son of murdered INLA man Dominic McGlinchey has taken place in Bellaghy, County Derry.

Declan McGlinchey, 39, took ill on Sunday night.

The father-of-seven was able to walk out of the house after complaining of chest pains but later died. 

His father, Dominic 'Mad Dog' McGlinchey, was an INLA leader who was shot dead in front of his teenage son in 1994.

Declan's mother, Mary, was shot dead as she bathed her two sons in 1987.

In the 2011 trial of republican Colin Duffy, who faced murder charges after two soldiers were shot dead outside Massarene army barracks in Antrim, a barrister told the court: “Police hold reliable information to indicate that a son of Dominic McGlinchey Senior was the driver of the vehicle which was subsequently recovered by police and was used in the fatal shooting of two soldiers.”

Hundreds turned out on the streets of Bellaghy for the funeral, including prominent republican Bernadette Devlin.