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Leader of loyalist strike dies

A leader of the loyalist strike in Portadown during the 1970s has died.

Ivor Young - a colleague of Johnny ‘Mad Dog’ Adair - was in his early 70s and died from the lung disease emphysema.

He was mentioned in the Barton Report in connection with the May 1974 bombings in Dublin and Monaghan where 33 people were killed. And he and Adair walked shoulder-to-shoulder behind the barriers at the height of the violence during the early days of the Drumcree protest.

 

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