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Boston-based IRA bomber is deported to Belfast

The 44-year-old IRA bomber living in Boston is deported to Belfast after entering the US multiple times under the visa waiver program between 2000 and 2007 and never disclosing his criminal history

  • Darcey McMenamin, 44, was deported on Monday after trying to plead his case in Massachusetts court
  • He was 18 when he participated in the mortar attack on the police in Fintona, Northern Ireland in 1993 on behalf of the Irish Republican Army.
  • He was arrested in Boston last year for fraudulently attempting to rent a car and was transferred to ICE
  • During his imprisonment, McMenamin asked to be released for fear of COVID-19
  • The judge turned down that request and kept him in an ICE facility

An IRA bomber who lived in Boston after illegally entering the US several times between 2000 and 2007 has been deported to Belfast.

Darcey McMenamin, 44, was deported on Monday after trying to plead his case in Massachusetts.

He was 18 when he participated in the mortar attack on the police in Fintona, Northern Ireland in 1993 on behalf of the Irish Republican Army.

He was arrested in Boston last year for fraudulently attempting to rent a car and was transferred to ICE shortly after.

The British Army and police together form the location around the ruined store in the Shankill Road area of ​​Belfast on October 24, 1993, after it was hit by an IRA bomb attack on October 23. There are no confirmed photos from McMenamin

The British Army and police together form the location around the ruined store in the Shankill Road area of ​​Belfast on October 24, 1993, after it was hit by an IRA bomb attack on October 23. There are no confirmed photos from McMenamin

It was then determined that he had entered the US illegally through the visa waiver program several times between 2000 and 2007 by failing to declare that he was a criminal.

During his imprisonment, McMenamin asked to be released for fear of COVID-19.

The judge turned down that request and kept him in an ICE facility. It is unclear when he will be returned to Ireland.

He made no secret of who he was despite being illegally in the country and even spoke about his Irish background at an Irish history event in Rhode Island in 2016.

The attack involving McMenamin ended the 1993 Christmas truce

The attack involving McMenamin ended the 1993 Christmas truce

The attack involving McMenamin ended the 1993 Christmas truce

“He was talking about growing up in Ireland and how difficult it was as a child,” said someone who attended the event but wanted to remain anonymous Irish Central after his arrest last year.

The 1993 attack in Fintona ended the Christmas truce that year.

No one was at the police station when McMenamin and Dominic Pearse Darcy, who were 21 at the time, bombed it.

Two innocent bystanders were injured in the attack.

McMenamin was sentenced to eight years’ imprisonment, but received compassionate release as part of the Good Friday agreement.

It is unclear how long he actually spent for the bars before coming to the US, where he had contacts in Boston.

He last entered in 2007 after receiving port authorized parole for the birth of a child.

He never left, according to The Boston Herald.

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