Below is the tribute to Tony ‘TC’ Catney written by republican POWs in Roe House, Maghaberry. It was read out at his funeral in August 2014 in Belfast by Paul Duffy. The text is taken from The Pensive Quill blog.
People assembled at the graveside of Tony Catney hardly need an introduction to the life and times of the man being laid to rest. There are so many dimensions to the life just ended that it would be impossible to catalogue them or squeeze them into some easy to deliver package. TC, as we all knew him, was a republican gem, a rough diamond with sharp edges and a razor sharp intellect to match.
People will remember TC in different ways and for different reasons. His friends will remember him fondly. His critics will see him more caustically. But the mischief in him would have…
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