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At Halloween 1973 in Dublin, one of the most audacious, cleverly
planned jail escapes in Irish history occurred when three political
prisoners - JB O’Hagan, Seamus Twomey and Kevin Mallon were lifted by
helicopter from the exercise yard of Mountjoy Jail’s D Wing at 3.40pm
to the cheers of other prisoners and the bitter embarrassment of the
26-County coalition government.
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