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19 March 2024 - English heiress turned IRA member Rose Dugdale dies aged 83

Publié par Marion Coste le 19/03/2024

Rose Dugdale, English heiress who joined Provisional IRA, dies aged 83

Cormac McQuinn (The Irish Times, 18/03/2024)

Rose Dugdale, an English heiress who joined the Provisional IRA and was involved in the 1974 Russborough House art raid, has died. She was 83.

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The enigma of Rose Dugdale: what drove a former debutante to become Britain and Ireland’s most wanted terrorist?

Sean O'Hagan (The Guardian, 10/03//2024)

In 1958, 17-year-old Rose Dugdale was one of 1,400 young women who curtseyed before Queen Elizabeth II in the most prestigious event of the summer’s debutante season. It was the last time that the well-bred daughters of the most aristocratic and affluent families in the country would be presented to the monarch in a ritual that dated back 200 years.

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How Imogen Poots saw a ‘punk spirit’ in English IRA woman Rose Dugdale

Paul Whitington (Irish Independent, 15/03/2024)

On April 24, 1974, an IRA unit forced their way into Russborough House in Co Wicklow, subdued Sir Alfred and Lady Beit and their staff and absconded with 19 paintings valued at upwards of IR£8m.

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Rose Dugdale thriller Baltimore draws you into an IRA art robbery

Dáire Cumiskey (The Socialist Worker, 18/03/2024)

Set in 1974 at Russborough House, county Wicklow, Ireland, Baltimore covers the biggest art heist in Irish history. It was carried out by the Irish Republican Army (IRA).

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