Sean Murray (Irish republican)

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This article is about the Irish republican. For the actor, see Sean Murray (actor).

Sean "Spike" Murray is an Irish republican from Belfast, Northern Ireland.

He is the Chairman of the Springfield Road Residents Action Group, a nationalist group that has opposed the annual Whiterock Orange Order Parade in Belfast.[1] He is a former member of the IRA and was jailed for 12 years for explosives offences in 1982. [2]

The Sunday Life alleged in May 2002 that Murray was a member of the IRA General-Headquarters (GHQ) staff.[2] The Sunday Times reported in July 2005 that security sources believed that he was a member of the IRA Army Council.[3]


  1. ^ Peaceful end to contentious march BBC website, last updated: 24 June 2006
  2. ^ a b "Provos claim Florida prisoners"— Sunday Life, 5 May 2002
  3. ^ "De Chastelain extends stay to await IRA move", Sunday Times, 24 July 2005