Patrick Kielty's family rejected IRA 'revenge' offer
Comedian Patrick Kielty has revealed that the IRA offered "revenge" for his father's murder by loyalist paramilitaries in 1988.
Kielty's father Jack was shot dead in 1988 in Dundrum, the County Down town where he grew up.
However, he stressed that his family rejected the IRA's offer "in no uncertain terms".
He makes the claim in a new BBC 1 documentary to be broadcast on Wednesday.
In 'My Dad, the Peace Deal and Me', Kielty recalls how his uncle was approached by members of the IRA at the graveyard.
He says the man said to his uncle: "We could properly use a couple... read more
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