Liam Sutcliffe: Nelson’s Pillar bomber a “republican until his last breath”

Posted By: November 10, 2017

Funeral of Dubliner who blew up Nelson’s Pillar

Irish News. Belfast. Friday, November 10, 2017

THE man who blew up Nelson’s Pillar in Dublin was a “committed republican right up until his last breath”, mourners at his funeral heard.

Father-of-seven Liam Sutcliffe (84), from Dublin, died last Friday.

His funeral took place at the Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in the city on Wednesday.

The republican, who took part in the IRA’s border campaign of the 1950s but later joined fringe group Saor Éire, admitted he was the person who blew up Nelson’s Pillar on O’Connell Street on March 8. 1966.

In April Mr Sutcliffe took part in anti-agreement republican party Saoradh’s Easter Rising commemorations in Derry.

His son Mel told mourners on Wednesday that his father never regretted what he had done.

“He did what he believed in, what he felt was right,” he said.

Mr Sutcliffe’s remains were interred at Mount Jerome cemetery in south Dublin.