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Calls Made To Install Plaque In Bray Honouring Local Man Fran O’Toole Who Died In Miami Showband Massacre

The band was travelling home to Dublin late on the night of July 31st in 1975 after a performance in the north, when their minibus was stopped halfway to Newry. 

Two of the gunmen, both soldiers from the Ulster defence regiment, died when a time bomb they were placing on the minibus exploded. The other gunmen then opened fire on band members, killing three, including Fran O’Toole and wounding two others.

A compelling new documentary on the killings has been recently shown on Netflix. Now Bray Municipal District Officials are being asked to explain why they won’t allow a plaque, designed by Fran’s daughter and his nephew, in memory of the band members killed, to be placed on the bridge.

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