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Patrick OHagan

Patrick OHagan

Patrick OHagan

On August 7, 1994, three weeks before the IRA ceasefire, in the picturesque Tyrone townland of Brackagh South near Creggan, horror visited the O'Hagan family.

Kathleen O'Hagan (38) was home alone with her five young boys. Seven months' pregnant, she stayed home while her husband Paddy went out to a function. The family had been concerned that Paddy and Kathleen's home, an isolated bungalow, might be attacked by loyalists, as other republican homes had been.

Roseann Mallon (78) had been killed weeks earlier just outside Dungannon and mother of two Theresa Clinton had been killed in April in Belfast. Republican homes were being targeted and the new reality was that family members were being killed, not just the usually male republican activists.


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