Brian Gillen

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Brian "Ginger" Gillen (born 1970) is a volunteer in the Belfast Brigade of the Provisional Irish Republican Army, and also a member of the IRA Army Council.[1][2]

In 1995 Gillen, as Officer Commanding of the IRA's Belfast Brigade, was a member of the IRA Executive and was critical of the strategy being employed by Gerry Adams.[3] In 1997 Gillen was elected to the Army Council with the backing of Adams, after he backed the leadership over dissidents who wished to steer the IRA in a more hardline direction.[4]

In 2000, Gillen, along with Adams, Martin McGuinness, Pat Doherty and Brian Keenan were issued with a subpoena, in order to appear at Northern Ireland High Court as part of a civil action which was taken by relatives of the 29 Omagh bombing victims.[5]

His solicitor was Patrick Finucane.[6]


  1. ^ Guardian article
  2. ^ Sinn Fein leaders ordered to court
  3. ^ Moloney, Ed (2002). A Secret History of the IRA. Penguin Books. pp. 438–439. ISBN 0-14-101041-X. 
  4. ^ A Secret History of the IRA, pp. 477-479.
  5. ^ Adams is subpoenaed by Omagh relatives to appear at civil action
  6. ^ "Collusion - Transcript of BBC Panorama programme". CAIN. 19 July 2002. Retrieved 2007-09-25.