Service to mark Patsy Duffy’s 37th anniversary

Derry man Patrick Duffy, who was killed by the S.A.S. in Derry in 1978.
Derry man Patrick Duffy, who was killed by the S.A.S. in Derry in 1978.
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The family of IRA volunteer Patsy Duffy will be marking the 37th anniversary of his death this weekend with a wreath-laying ceremony.

The event on Sunday is being staged by the 32 County Sovereignty Movement in conjunction with the Duffy family.

It will take place at 1pm in City Cemetery and is open to all.

IRA Volunteer Patrick (Patsy) Duffy was unarmed when he was killed by undercover British soldiers, believed to be members of the SAS, on November 24, 1978.

The 50-year-old had gone to check on IRA weapons in a house in Maureen Avenue when he was shot by soldiers who had been laying in wait.

His killing was one of the first of the “shoot-to-kill” carried out by British security forces.

Earlier this month Mr Duffy’s daughter Martina called for a fresh inquest into her father’s death to deliver justice.

An application for a fresh inquest was recently submitted to the Attorney General for Northern Ireland.

At the time of Mr. Duffy’s death the then Bishop of Derry, Dr. Edward Daly, condemned the British’s Army’s ‘shoot-to-kill’ policy.