Emigrant-turned-rebel was ‘enemy alien’

By Mark Hennessy (for the Irish Times)

Diarmuid Lynch was said to have been the last man to leave the burning GPO during Easter week in 1916. A naturalised US citizen, he was eventually deported in 1918, but the British had long wanted rid of him before the Rising.

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