Saor Eire Action Group raid on the National Bank in Kells in 1969

After a raid on the National Bank in Kells , Co, Meath in September 1969, when a ten-person unit raided the bank with military precision, setting up roadblocks to cut off the town.

A statement was issued claiming responsibility for the robbery and describing themselves as the Saor Eire Action Group. They signed the statement Michael Price, using the name of the 1930’s socialist republican leader and claiming that the money would be used to finance a movement which would strive for a Workers’ Republic.  In addition a statement was issued in Cork that said ” The Saor Eire organisation wish it to be known that they were in no way involved in this incident”.

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