Remembering Irish political prisoners at Christmas


Christmas is the time when republicans traditionally think of those imprisoned for their beliefs by sending them a greeting card. The following is a list of republicans currently being held as political prisoners and supported by the IRPWA, Cogus, Sinn Fein, or similar organisations.

Please note that the list includes internees and miscarriage of justice victims, and is not an indicator of any guilt or conviction. Please also note that this list may be incomplete or outdated -- please contact us for corrections or additions.


IRPWA, Maghaberry:

Joe Allen
Joe Barr
Brian Cavlan
Barry Concannon
Martin Connolly
Gavin Coyle (CSU)
Jason Ceulman
Colin Duffy
Paul Duffy
Shane Duffy
Dominic Dynes
Gareth Feeney
Harry Fitzsimmons
Damien Harkin
Neil Hegarty
Seamus Kearney
Sean Kelly
Nathan Hastings
Brendan McConville
Sean McConville
Alec McCrory
Anthony McDonnell
Mark McGuigan
DD McLaughlin
Seamus McLaughlin
Kieran McLaughlin
Gerard McManus
Brian Sheridan
Kieran Smith
Kevin Vernon
John Paul Wootton

Address: Roe 4, Maghaberry
Old Road,
Ballinderry Upper,
BT28 2PT

IRPWA, Portlaoise:

Vincent Banks
Michael Barr
Kevin Braney
John Brock
Ciaran Burke
Desmond Christie
Sean Connolly
Bernard Dempsey
Dean Evans
Sean Farrell
Cormac Fitzpatrick
Stephen Hendricks
David Jordan
Sharif Kelly
Nick Kendall
Nick McBennett
Jim McCormick
Edward McGrath
Stephen McGowan
Declan Phelan
Brian Walsh (Dublin)
Brian Walsh (Cork)

Address: E3, Portlaoise jail,
County Laois

IRPWA, Hydebank:

Sharon Rafferty
Nuala Gormley

Address: Female Republican Wing
Hydebank Wood
Hospital Road, Belfast

Cogus, Maghaberry

Phil O’Donnell
Tony Taylor
Eamon Cassidy
Cathal Kerr
Gerard Flannigan
Ta McWilliams
Thomas Maguire
Patrick Larkin
Steven Mackin
Francisco McAtammy

Address: Roe House, Maghaberry,
Old Road Ballinderry Upper,
County Antrim,
BT28 2PT

Cogus, Portlaoise

Patrick Tierney
Patrick Gordon
Dalton McKevitt
Joe O’Brien
Michael McKevitt
Michael McDonald
Tony Hyland
Charles Anthony Deery
Gerard Carroll
Niall Farrell

Address: E2, Portlaoise jail,
County Laois

Cogus, Hydebank:

Christine Connor

Address: Hydebank Women’s Prison,
Hydebank Wood,
Hospital Road, Belfast, BT8 8NA


Martin Corey
Damien McKenna
Gary Toman
Willie Wong
Ciaran Collins
Gabriel Mackle

Address: Maghaberry Prison
Old Road
Ballinderry Upper
BT28 2PT


Eugene Kelly
Paddy Wall
Noel Mooney

Address: E4, Portlaoise jail,
County Laois


Stephen Murney

Address: Roe 4, Maghaberry,
Old Road,
Ballinderry Upper,
BT28 2PT

Sinn Fein

John Downey

Address: Belmarsh
Western Way
Belmarsh, SE28 0EB

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