Brian Keenan

IRA bomb-maker had his own 'trade mark', jury told

The Guardian, June 11 1980

The man who made the bombs for the IRA campaign in London which ended with the Balcombe Street siege in December 1975, left a distinctive trade mark on his work, a retired explosives specialist told an Old Bailey jury yesterday.
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Jury examine 'do-it-yourself bombing guide'

The Guardian, June 12 1980

An Old Bailey jury yesterday examined a hand-written do-it-yourself bombing guide which was said to have been found under the carpet in a Liverpool council house by police investigating explosions in the city and in London.

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Keenan tells of 'Keystone cops' life in Belfast

The Guardian, June 19 1980

The man accused of organising the 1975 IRA campaign in London yesterday described his trial as a nightmare and appealed to an Old Bailey jury not to convict him, because the prosecution's evidence was all circumstantial.
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Keenan's story "is a neat cover-up"

The Guardian, June 20 1980

Brian Keenan's story of a trip to England to buy a taxi was a neat attempt to explain away his connections with bomb factories in London and Liverpool, it was alleged at the Old Bailey yesterday.
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IRA suspect denounces trial judge

The Guardian, June 21 1980

The defendant in the IRA conspiracy trial at the Old Bailey yesterday interrupted the judge's summing-up and accused him of being immoral, twisted, and prejudiced.
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IRA's director of operations is jailed at Old Bailey

The Guardian, June 26 1980

The Provisional IRA's director of operations, Brian Keenan, was sentenced at the Old Bailey yesterday to 18 years' imprisonment after being found guilty on two charges of conspiring to cause explosions in London and to possessing firearms.
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Brian Keenan: the TV repair man who became head of IRA operations

The Guardian, June 26 1980

Brian Paschal Keenan has spent the last 20 days trying to persuade an Old Bailey jury that he is just an innocent TV repair man with unfortunate friends. In fact, he is the biggest catch the Anti Terrorist Squad has ever made - the Provisional IRA's Director of Operations.
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