List of members of the Irish Republican Army
This is a list of members of the Irish Republican Army. It is broken down in sub-lists of various organisations known as the IRA
- 1 Irish War of Independence: 1917-1922
- 2 The Official Irish Republican Army & Post-Independence: 1922-present
- 3 Irish Republican Army: 1969-present
- 4 References
Irish War of Independence: 1917-1922
- Frank Aiken (1898–1983), a founding member of Fianna Fáil; commanded the Fourth Northern Division of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) during the War of Independence. Aiken was first elected to Dáil Éireann in 1923 and would remain in politics until 1973.
- Todd Andrews (1901–1985), a member of the Irish Volunteers serving in the Irish War of Independence and participated in a 10-day hunger strike in 1920. He was later interned during the Irish Civil War after siding with Anti-Treaty forces before becoming a civil servant in his later years, most prominently as chairman of the Irish transport company, Córas Iompair Éireann.
- Richard Barrett (1899–1922), Irish Republican officer who was executed by the Free State during the following Civil War.
- Kevin Barry (1902–1920)
- Tom Barry (1897–1980), a prominent figure on the Irish Republican Army during the Irish War of Independence and the Irish Civil War. Although fighting with Anti-Treaty forces, he was briefly expelled from the organisation until the 1930s and was later involved in politics and writing.
- Piaras Béaslaí (1881–1965), a member of the Irish Republican Brotherhood who participated in the infiltration of the Gaelic League and fought in the Easter Rising and Irish War of Independence. He was later involved in the Sinn Féin political party and writing.
- Dan Breen (1894–1969), an early member of the Irish Volunteers and served as leader of the Irish Republican Army during the Irish War of Independence. He would later become a prominent figure in Fianna Fáil.
- George Brent (1899–1979), an American actor who acted as a courier during Irish War of Independence.
- Eamon Broy (1887–1972), an officer in the Dublin Metropolitan Police acting as a double agent during Irish War of Independence. He later served as Garda Commissioner during the mid-1930s.
- Cathal Brugha (1874–1922), former British soldier active in the Easter Rising, the Anglo-Irish War, and the Irish Civil War.
- Michael Carolan (1875-1930), Director of Intelligence from 1922 to 1925
- Charles Carrigan (1882–1916), a member of the Irish Republican Brotherhood and served as Chairman of Sinn Féin’s first cumann in Scotland before his death during the Easter Rising.
- Robert Erskine Childers (1870–1922), British author involved in gunrunning and later member of Sinn Féin. Secretary-general of the Irish delegation during negotiation of the Anglo-Irish Treaty.
- Joe Clarke (1882–1976), remained active in Sinn Féin until his death.
- Michael Collins (1890–1922), Director of Intelligence for the IRA during the Irish War of Independence and served as Commander-In-Chief of the Irish National Army
- Andy Cooney (d. 1968), a member of the Third Battalion of the Dublin Brigade and a suspected participant in the execution of the Cairo Gang
- Timothy Coughlin (d. 1928), a member of the Dublin Brigade during the War of Independence who assassinated the Vice President of the Executive Council, Kevin O'Higgins.
- Paddy Daly
- Liam Deasy
- Maurice Donovan (1897-1966) captain of the Quarry's Cross company founded in 1919. Led his company at the Tooreen Ambush with Tom Barry and other engagements.
- Matthew Donovan (1888-1921) older brother of Company Captain Maurice Donovan; Matthew was killed by Black and Tans while he was unarmed during a sweep of the area in 1921. 
- Archie Doyle
- Patrick Doyle (1892–1921), convicted of treason and executed following his participation in a failed ambush at Drumcondra on January 21, 1921.
- Edward Dorins Killed at Battle of Custom House, 25/05/1921. Shot outside the building in Beresford Place while attacking an approaching tender full of Auxiliaries.
- Eamonn Duggan
- Stephen Fuller (d. 1984), a member of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) during the Irish War of Independence and fought with Anti-Treaty forces during the Irish Civil War (1922–23). He would later serve as a member of Fianna Fáil during the 1930s.
- Bill Gannon
- George Gilmore
- Joseph Guilfoyle  (1897–1973) Joined the Irish Volunteers in 1913 at The Rotunda. Fought during Easter Week 1916 at Boland's Mill under Commandant Éamonn de Valera's Third Battalion, "B" Company.
- Sean Hales
- Tom Hales
- Sean Harling 
- Daniel Heade Killed in the Battle of the Custom House, 25/05/1921.
- Seán Hogan
- Charlie Hurley
- Sean P. Keating (1903–1976) Irish Republican Army member who fought for Anti-Treaty forces during Irish Civil War, later became Deputy Mayor of New York City.
- Paddy Killoran (1903-1965) Famed fiddle player, band leader and recording artist. Volunteer in the 3rd Sligo Battalion during the war of independence.
- Seán MacBride
- Seán Mac Eoin
- Seán MacEntee
- Terence MacSwiney
- Tom Maguire
- Dick McKee
- Joe McKelvey
- Paddy McLogan
- Liam Mellows
- Seán Moylan
- Patrick Moylett 
- Richard Mulcahy
- Seamus O'Donovan
- Diarmuid O'Hegarty
- Frank O'Connor
- Rory O'Connor
- Peadar O'Donnell
- Florence O'Donoghue
- Dan O'Donovan
- Eoin O'Duffy
- Ernie O'Malley
- Michael O'Sullivan, uncle of Dáithí Ó Conaill
- Gearóid O'Sullivan
The Official Irish Republican Army & Post-Independence: 1922-present
This list includes members of the Provisional IRA as well as subsequent splinter groups including the Continuity IRA and the Real IRA.
- Joe Cahill
- Joseph Campbell (1879–1944), a poet and writer for the United Irishmen, All Ireland-Review and the Nationalist. A later member of the Irish Republican Army, he sided with the Republican faction during the Irish Civil War and later interned for eighteen months.
- Robert Erskine Childers
- Seamus Costello
- Timothy Coughlin
- Seán Cronin
- Noel Kavanagh, Teeling Column Commander
- Dan Keating
- Liam Kelly
- Pearse Kelly (Paul Kelso) 
- Charlie Kerins
- Proinsias MacAirt
- Tomás MacCurtain, commanding officer IRA members interned at Curragh Military Prison during the 1950s.
- Tomás Mac Giolla
- Seán Mac Stíofáin
- Seán MacBride
- Seán MacEntee
- Tony Magan
- Tom Maguire
- Hugh McAteer
- Joe McCann
- Seán McCaughey
- Seán McCool 
- John Joe McGirl
- Charlie McGlade
- Willie McGuinness 
- Billy McKee
- Joe McKelvey
- Billy McMillen
- Liam Mellows
- Seán Moylan
- Ruairí Ó Brádaigh
- Dáithí Ó Conaill
- Denis O'Brien
- Seamus O'Donovan
- Frank O'Connor
- Rory O'Connor
- Peadar O'Donnell
- Dan O'Donovan
- Fergal O'Hanlon
- Ernie O'Malley
- Michael O'Riordan
Irish Republican Army: 1969-present
- Charles Agnew (10 December 1935 - 17 December 1971) 
- Paddy Agnew (born 1955)
- Martina Anderson (born 1962)
- Brian Arthurs  - Commander, Provisional IRA East Tyrone Brigade
- Joseph Ashe 
- John Bateson (1 October 1951 - 18 December 1971) 
- Thomas Begley (1970–1993), member of the Belfast Brigade; blew himself up in the Shankill Road bombing which killed nine other people.
- Ivor Bell
- Christopher Black, Supergrass (informer)
- Peter Blake Born 8 August 1952 at Benares Street, Belfast. Whilst returning from an IRA training camp, in October 1970, Blake's car was involved in an incident with a British Army vehicle near Dungannon, County Tyrone in which both Blake and fellow member, Tom McGoldrick were killed.
- Patrick "Mooch" Blair, convicted bombmaker of the IRA South Armagh Brigade
- Stephen Blake 
- Séanna Breathnach (born 1957)
- Patrick Brennan, convicted of social welfare fraud.
- Charles Breslin (1964-1985), killed by undercover British Army members
- Rosena Brown (b. 1945), Belfast actress and IRA Intelligence Officer. Was named in 1990 murder trial of Maze prison officer John Hanna. Received a 20-year prison sentence in 1993 after a booby-trap bomb was found in her possession.
- Joe Cahill (1920-2004)
- Liam Campbell
- Fergal Caraher (1970-1990), killed by Royal Marines
- Malachy Carey, killed by Loyalists in late 1992
- Owen Carron (born 1953)
- Patrick Carty (1947–1973) 
- Seamus Cassidy (1950–1972) 
- Michael Clarke, a bombmaker who staged bombing attacks on police, businesses and British soldiers in Derry during the early 1970s.
- Seamus Clarke, member of the Provisional IRA Belfast Brigade; was sentenced to life for his role in the 1975 Bayardo Bar attack; took part in the Maze Prison escape in 1983
- Terence "Cleaky" Clarke (died 13 June 2000), older brother of Seamus; acted as a body guard to Gerry Adams; was imprisoned for seven years after being convicted of assaulting Corporal Derek Wood
- Peter Cleary (1950-1976), shot dead by SAS
- Kevin Coen (1947-1975), killed by British Army members
- Eamon Collins (1954-1999), became an informant in the late 1980s and was stabbed to death at his home in Northern Ireland
- Eamonn Cooke, pirate radio station owner and convicted paedophile
- Colombia Three (Niall Connolly, James Monaghan, Martin McCauley)
- Eddie Copeland
- Martin Coughlan 
- Joe Coyle Born in the Bogside, Derry in June 1925. Coyle died, along with Tommy McCool at McCools house, while preparing homemade explosive to attack the British Army during riots in June 1970.
- Marion Coyle (born 1954), took part in the kidnapping of Dr. Tiede Herrema
- Seamus Daly
- Matt Devlin (1950-2005), took part in the 1981 IRA hunger strike and later became a leading member of the Sinn Féin party
- Michael Dickson
- Kieran Doherty (1955-1981), died in the 1981 hunger strike after lasting 73 days
- Hugh Doherty
- Joe Doherty (born 1955)
- Martin Doherty (1958-1994), killed in bombing
- Pat Doherty (born 1945)
- Denis Donaldson (1950-2006), became an informant and was shot dead by the IRA
- Julie Dougan - First female IRA member to be killed in action
- Joseph Duffy
- Rose Dugdale (born 1941)
- Mairéad Farrell (1957-1988), killed by SAS soldiers
- Hugh Feeney (born 1951)
- Martin Ferris (born 1952)
- Seamus Finucance - senior IRA member and one of those alleged to have forced Mairia Cahill to confront her alleged rapist.
- Kieran Fleming (1959-1984), drowned
- William Fleming (1965-1984), killed by SAS soldiers
- Martin Forsythe (19 December 1951 - 22 November 1971)
- Bernard Fox (born 1951)
- Kevin Fulton
- Angelo Fusco (born 1956)
- Eddie Gallagher.
- Michael Gaughan (1949-1974)
- Brian Gillen (born 1970)
- Raymond Gilmour (born 1959)
- John Francis Green (1946-1975), shot dead by Loyalists
- Dessie Grew (1953-1990), killed by undercover British Army members
- Seamus Grew (1951/52-1982), killed by Northern Ireland police officers
- Patrick Guilfoyle 
- Peter "Skeet" Hamilton (c. 1954 - 25 February 2011) member of the 3rd Battalion, "A" Company, Belfast Brigade, was sentenced to life imprisonment inside the Maze for his part in the Bayardo Bar attack in 1975. Died of cancer.
- Brendan Hughes (1948-2008), best known as the organiser and leader of the 1981 hunger strikes
- Charles Hughes (b. 26 December 1943 - d. 8 March 1971), killed during a feud with the Workers' Party.
- Francis Hughes (1956-1981), died during the hunger strikes
- Sean Hughes
- Martin Hurson (1956-1981), died in the hunger strikes
- Michael Kane Born January 1935, Kane's grandfather Jack Coogan was a Volunteer in the Irish Republican Army during the Irish War of Independence who was killed in Valentine Street, Belfast in the 1920s. Kane joined the IRA in 1969 and was killed while of active service on 4 September 1970 near Newforge Lane, Belfast. Kane was the second member of the 3rd Battalion of the Belfast Brigade to be killed during The Troubles.
- Brian Keenan (1942-2008)
- Gerry Kelly (born 1953)
- Sean Kelly (born 1972)
- Jim Lynagh (1956-1987), killed by SAS soldiers
- Martin Lynch
- Rose Lynch, convicted in 2013 of the 2011 murder of "wholly blameless" David Darcy.
- Joseph Lynskey, one of "The Disappeared", killed by the IRA themselves in August 1972.
- Patrick Magee (born 1951)
- Paul Magee (born 1948)
- Anthony Madigan 
- Donna Maguire (born 1967)
- Larry Marley (1946-1987), shot and killed by Loyalists
- Alex Maskey (born 1952)
- Patrick McAdorey Born 22 February 1947 in Belfast. McAdorey was killed by a British soldier on the day of Internment 9 August 1971.
- Proinsias MacAirt (1922-1992)
- Pearse McAuley (born 1965)
- Jack McCabe
- Patrick McCabe (24 July 1916 – 30 December 1971) 
- Daniel McCann (1957-1988), killed by Special Branch officers in Belfast
- Martin McCaughey (1967-1990), shot dead by undercover British Army members
- Tommy McCool Born in Derry in June 1927. McCool died, along with Joe Coyle at McCools house, while preparing homemade explosive to attack the British Army during riots in June 1970.
- Raymond McCreesh (1957-1981), died during the hunger strikes
- Joe McDonnell (1951-1981), died during the hunger strikes
- Séamus McElwaine (1960-1986), killed by SAS soldiers while his fellow IRA friend was severely injured
- Thomas McElwee (1957-1981), died during the hunger strikes
- John McErlean 
- Brendan McFarlane (born 1951)
- Tom McFeely Hunger striker. After release, became a property developer. He is currently facing High Court action in Ireland for failing to comply with fire safety and building regulations at his Priory Hall development in Dublin. He sought bankruptcy in London as a UK citizen, in what is one of the more prominent bankruptcy tourism cases. This bankruptcy was overturned when it emerged that his main dwelling and business interests were in Ireland. Declared bankrupt in Ireland in 2012, his €15m home in Ailesbury Road, Dublin 4, was re-possessed. In September 2013, €140,000 in €50 notes was found under the bath of his former Ailesbury Road house. The find is being probed by the Criminal Assets Bureau.
- Martin McGartland (born 1970)
- Gerry McGeough (born 1958)
- Pat McGeown (1956-1996)
- Antoine Mac Giolla Bhrighde (1957-1984), killed by British Army troops
- Bernard McGinn (1957-2013)
- John Joe McGirl (1921-1988)
- Dominic McGlinchey (1954-1994), later became a leader of the INLA. Shot dead by unknown assailants.
- Tom McGoldrick (Irish republican) Born 5 September 1949 at Harrogate Street, Belfast. Whilst returning from an IRA training camp, in October 1970, the car in which McGoldrick was travelling was involved in an incident with a British Army vehicle near Dungannon, County Tyrone in which both McGoldrick and fellow member, Peter Blake were killed.
- Kevin McGrady (born 1956)
- Martin McGuinness (born 1950)
- Henry McIlhone (1938–1973), a member of the Belfast Brigade's 3rd Battalion  and the only Catholic shooting victim  killed by Unionist gunmen while protecting the Short Strand area during rioting in July 1973.
- Jackie McIlhone 
- Sean McIlvenna (1951-1984), killed by Loyalists
- Anthony McIntyre
- Pádraig McKearney (1954-1987), killed in an ambush by SAS soldiers
- Tommy McKearney (born 1952)
- Billy McKee
- Kevin McKenna Former Chief of Staff of the Provisional IRA
- Laurence McKeown (born 1956)
- Michael McKevitt (born 1949)
- Thomas McMahon (born 1948)
- Joseph MacManus (1970-1992), killed by Loyalists
- Jackie McMullan (born 1955)
- Danny McNamee (born 1960)
- Seán Mac Stíofáin (1928-2001)
- Michael McVerry (1949-1973), killed by Loyalists
- Martin Meehan (1945-2007)
- Arthur Morgan (born 1954)
- Desmond Morgan 
- Danny Morrison (born 1953)
- Conor Murphy (born 1963)
- Thomas Murphy (born 1949)
- John Murray
- Michael Murray (1936-1999)
- Sean Murray
- Kieran Nugent (1958-2000)
- Ruairí Ó Brádaigh (1932-2013)
- Dáithí Ó Conaill (1938-1991)
- Phil O'Donnell (1932-1982)
- Gearóid Ó hEára (born 1953)
- Éamonn O'Doherty (1939-1999)
- Sean O'Callaghan (born 1954)
- Siobhán O'Hanlon (1963-2006)
- Dessie O'Hare (born 1956)
- Diarmuid O'Neill (1969-1996), shot and killed by London Metropolitan Police officers
- Michael O'Neill, Limerick man convicted of the manslaughter of Garda Jerry McCabe during the robbery of an An Post van, in Adare, Limerick, in 1996.
- Jimmy Quigley (1954–1972) 
- Michael Joseph Quigley 
- Brendan Quinn 
- Denis Quinn 
- Liam Quinn (born 1949)
- Paddy Quinn (born 1962)
- Patrick "Pasty" Quinn 
- Nessan Quinlivan (born 1965)
- Billy Reid (1939-1971), killed by British Army members
- Bobby Sands (1954–1981), a member of the Provisional IRA later elected as a Member of Parliament during the 1981 Irish Hunger Strike at Long Kesh.
- Seán Savage (1965–1988), a member of the Provisional IRA killed by members of the British Special Air Service (SAS) during Operation Flavius.
- Freddie Scappaticci (b. 1946), an alleged member of the Provisional IRA who is supposed to have acted as double agent under the alias Stakeknife.
- Jeremiah Sheehy, Limerick man convicted of the manslaughter of Garda Jerry McCabe during the robbery of an An Post van, in Adare, Limerick, in 1996.
- Patrick (Packie) Sheehy, Limerick man who died of apparent suicide on 2 January 1991. He was wanted for the Inglis Barracks bombing in August 1988 when police raided his flat and found documents with his name, rifles, handguns, explosives and bomb making equipment.
- Gerald Small 
- Neil Smith, convicted of IRA membership in 2012, was one of five men arrested after gardaí stopped a cars near Dundalk, Co Louth, on August 8, 2010. In a search, they found a sawn-off shotgun loaded with two cartridges, a balaclava and a Hallowe’en mask.
- Frank Stagg (1948–1976), a member of the Provisional Irish Republican Army who participated in several hunger strikes after his imprisonment in 1973 and later died during a hunger strike at Wakefield Prison.
- Kathy Stanton, a former member of the Provisional IRA, she was formerly imprisoned as a political prisoner and later served as a member of the Sinn Féin of the Northern Ireland Assembly in North Belfast from 2003 until 2007.
- Jimmy Steele (b. 1907-1970), fought during the Irish War of Independence as a member of the Fianna and remained active with the republican movement until his death in August 1970
- Bobby Storey, recruiter of the Provisional IRA in Belfast and suspected head of intelligence to the IRA Army Council.
- Seamus Twomey (1911–1989), served twice as Chief of Staff for the Provisional IRA.
- Gerard Tuite (born 1955), senior IRA figure in the late 1970s/early 1980s.
- Kevin Walsh, Limerick man convicted of the manslaughter of Garda Jerry McCabe during the robbery of an An Post van, in Adare, Limerick, in 1996.
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