To pay tribute to a man of the character of Vol Kevin “Kiddo” Murray is very easy indeed.
It is made easy because we are paying tribute to a man of honour.
Kiddo as he was fondly known was a man of principle, conscience and a true patriot.
His untimely death brought sorrow to his family and to the broad republican family and the circumstances of his maltreatment whilst incarcerated in Portlaoise Gaol as a political prisoner brings shame on that regime whose only motivation is to criminalise Irish men and women who stand up for what is right and by so doing exposes their hypocrisy.
Vol Kevin Murray not only exposed their hypocrisy, he stood against it and defended the sovereignty of his nation. He was not found wanting.
He cared for his country, he didn’t make judgements based on personalities or greed, he made…