Was Cummins a spy?

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There is a chance that David Cummins might not actually have been a spy. On the day of his funeral, however, the British authorities ordered the shut-down of Tipperary town. This may have been simply because he was an ex-soldier, but it could also have been, from the British point of view, that Cummins was a man who had been passing information on to them. Cummins’s mother received £600 in compensation for his death from the Ireland Compensation Commission, and ‘liability in the case was “Agreed 50/50” in terms of British responsibility’. This compensation makes it seem more likely that he was a spy.


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