Abbeylara: The Tragic Shooting of John Carthy (Paperback)
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Short Description for Abbeylara On 20 April 2000 John Carthy emerged from his home in Abbeylara, County Longford after a twenty-five hour stand-off with the police.
- Published: 23 February 2007
- Format: Paperback 296 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781847170170 ISBN 10: 184717017X
- Sales rank: 1,500,688
Full description for Abbeylara
This title includes an exclusive interview with John Carthy's sister, Marie Carthy. On 20 April 2000, John Carthy emerged from his home in Abbeylara, County Longford after a twenty-five hour stand-off with the police during which he discharged thirty shots. He was carrying a loaded shotgun. Ignoring calls to stop, he proceeded towards the garda command post. Two shots rang out; then another two. John Carthy fell dead on the road, having been hit four times by members of an Garda Siochana. The shooting provoked anger and raised awkward questions for the police force. Did John Carthy have to die? Was there no other way to resolve the incident?