A Tear For The Pawns: My Quest for Peace in Northern Ireland Jimmy Cummins

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Published: October 7th 2014

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A Tear For The Pawns: My Quest for Peace in Northern Ireland  by  Jimmy Cummins

A Tear For The Pawns: My Quest for Peace in Northern Ireland by Jimmy Cummins
October 7th 2014 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 210 pages | ISBN: | 7.37 Mb

This is the remarkable story of a man who simply did his best to bring peace to a place where there was none.“It is probably fair to conclude that a successful military operation in Gibraltar, the actual blowing up of the target and the resultingMoreThis is the remarkable story of a man who simply did his best to bring peace to a place where there was none.“It is probably fair to conclude that a successful military operation in Gibraltar, the actual blowing up of the target and the resulting carnage, would have been another monumental public relations disaster for the IRA, as Enniskillen had been.“Instead, the brutal executions of Farrell, McCann and Savage by the British SAS were now becoming a nightmare for the British authorities and indeed the principal Protestant paramilitaries in Ulster.

It held the prospect, fast becoming real, of worldwide condemnation and a platform for the IRA to bury its fallen in the republican plot in Milltown Cemetery in the glare of the world media.”− Jimmy CumminsJimmy Cummins witnessed the increasing savagery of the Northern Ireland conflict from his home in Western Australia. He had moved to Perth with his young family, a virtual exile from his Dublin home, regarded as a traitor rather than a patriot by elements of the Irish business community because he dared to expose corruption and fraud in leading government agencies.From the Enniskillen massacre to the brutal murder of an IRA trio by the British SAS in Gibraltar, and then to the live TV scenes of the Milltown Cemetery attack at their funerals – he decided that enough was enough.Armed only with his guitar and a bunch of challenging songs, he set off on a mission that would catapult him to the forefront of the Northern Ireland peace process.

On the way, he encountered death threats from the IRA, stern warnings from the UDA, sarcasm from Rev. Ian Paisley, and rejections from other ‘vested interests’. Undeterred, he entreated the former US President Jimmy Carter, a renowned peacemaker, to join him in his efforts, and obtained Irish President Mary Robinson’s imprimatur for the Youth Alive initiative aimed at Catholic and Protestant youth.Jimmy Cummins is a former Shamrock Rovers and Republic of Ireland goalkeeper.This is the remarkable story of a man who simply did his best to bring peace to a place where there was none.Jimmy Cummins witnessed the increasing savagery of the Northern Ireland conflict from his home in Western Australia.

He had moved to Perth with his young family, a virtual exile from his Dublin home, regarded as a traitor rather than a patriot by elements of the Irish business community because he dared to expose corruption and fraud in leading government agencies.From the Enniskillen massacre to the brutal murder of an IRA trio by the British SAS in Gibraltar, and then to the live TV scenes of the Milltown Cemetery attack at their funerals – he decided that enough was enough.Armed only with his guitar and a bunch of challenging songs, he set off on a mission that would catapult him to the forefront of the Northern Ireland peace process.

On the way, he encountered death threats from the IRA, stern warnings from the UDA, sarcasm from Rev. Ian Paisley, and rejections from other ‘vested interests’. Undeterred, he entreated the former US President Jimmy Carter, a renowned peacemaker, to join him in his efforts, and obtained Irish President Mary Robinson’s imprimatur for the Youth Alive initiative aimed at Catholic and Protestant youth.



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