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Near the junction of Oxford Road and Charleston Road, Ranelagh, Dublin 6 on August 18, 1994



Provies and rozzers?

One of his ‘own’?

Reggie and Ronnie?

We may never know.

Name that jammer, anyone?

Pics by Oisín Kane

Previously: Twenty Years Ago

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On the 18th of August, 1994, Martin Cahill (aka ‘The General’) was assassinated in Dublin [at the junction of Oxford Road and Charelston Road, Ranelagh].

Cahill was apparently shot by the Provisional IRA, less than a fortnight before the historic ceasefire.

Future Broadsheet photographer Oisín Kane happened to be in Ranelagh with his SLR when he came upon the scene. The above images (published for the first time in 2012) were taken about 20 minutes after the shooting.

Watch the RTÉ News report here.