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Hostage: Notorious Irish Kidnappings

Hostage: Notorious Irish Kidnappings

Paul Howard

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The inside stories of Ireland's most famous abduction cases.

The inside stories of Ireland's most famous abduction cases.

In the late 1970s and early 1980s Ireland was hit by a spate of high-profile kidnappings: Lord and Lady Donoughmore, Belfast-based German industrialist Thomas Niedermayer, Ferenka chief Dr Tiede Herrema, supermarket heir Ben Dunne, Quinnsworth's Don Tidey, and, bizarrely, the Aga Khan-owned Epson Derby-winner Shergar. The kidnappings had one thing in common -- they were all the work of paramilitary forces, carried out either as fund-raising efforts or for use as leverage to force the release of IRA prisoners.

Hostage sheds new light on the Monasterevin siege, the ransom deals, the ordeals of the hostages, and how they were all rescued, except for Thomas Niedermayer, who, tragically, died, and Shergar, whose disappearance remains a mystery. It tells for the first time how the team was assembled to abduct billionaire Galen Weston, and why it all went wrong. Based on interviews with negotiators, hostages, gardaí and IRA sources, and the diary of one of the victims, Hostage reveals never-before-published details of these terrifying crimes.

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Author Paul Howard
Publisher The O'Brien Press
Publication date 20 May 2004
Format Paperback
ISBN/EAN 9780862787691

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