1920-1939 | Assassinations | Ireland

British security forces assassinate the Lord Mayor of Cork

20 March 1920 At about 2 am on Saturday 20 March 1920, Tomas Mac Curtain, the Republican Lord Mayor of Cork, who was a leading figure in the long political struggle to end British rule, was shot dead in his own home by armed intruders with blackened faces. The police refused to investigate the murder…