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31st March 1976, the Sallins Train robbery occurred.

Three members of the IRSP were charged with the robbery and convicted despite evidence of torture after arrest. A significant campaign for the release of Nicky Kelly was organised. Kelly was ultimately released, and later received a presidential pardon and compensation.

Here are documents from the campaign in our collection:

Event - Sallins Train robbery

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Scanned front page of a newspaper called Nicky Kelly News, with front-page articles headlined: The Song that Tells it All Banned By RTÉ; and Campaign Goes On
Front cover of A State Conspiracy: IRSP and The 'Great' Train Robbery Frame-up