Veteran Irish Republican Michael Flannery’s contribution during the Q&A session at the Seán Cronin lecture, on The Untold Story of The Clan na Gael. 29th, March 1992 at the Manhattan Club, New York City. Flannery was an IRA volunteer in the North Tipperary Brigade during the Irish War of Independence. From 1927 he was politically active in Clan na Gael In New York City. In 1970 he was a founder of the Irish Northern Aid Committee. Michael was named grand marshal of New York City’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, in 1983 just four months after he was acquitted of gun-running charges.