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 Martin Cahill

Martin Cahill

Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
Death 18 Aug 1994 (aged 45)
Ranelagh, County Dublin, Ireland
Burial Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
Memorial ID 13530821 · View Source
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Irish Criminal. He was the leading crime figure in Dublin, Ireland during the 1980s and early 1990s, being nicknamed "the General" because of the military like planning involved in his crimes. He and his gang were involved in some of the most notorious crimes in Irish history, including the O'Connor jewelry heist in July, 1983 in which goods over $3,000,000 were stolen; the Russborough House art robbery in May, 1986, in which 18 paintings valued at over $30,000,000 were stolen; and the kidnapping of an executive of the National Irish Bank in November 1993. Shot while driving through the streets of south Dublin, more than one group took credit for the killing. However, most observers believe that the IRA (which took credit for his death) killed him because he was reputed to be involved with the Ulster Volunteer Force, which is a pro-British paramilitary organization. A book called “The General” came out in 1995 and in 1998 a movie of the same name was released.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 13530821
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Martin Cahill (23 May 1949–18 Aug 1994), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13530821, citing Mount Jerome Cemetery and Crematorium, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland ; Maintained by Find A Grave .