Kevin McKenna (Irish republican)


Kevin McKenna (Irish: Caoimhín Mac Cionnaith; 25 June 1945 – 25 June 2019) was an Irish republican and volunteer in the Tyrone Brigade. He was the Chief of Staff of the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA).[1] McKenna was the longest-serving chief of staff of the IRA, serving from 1983 to 1997.[2]

Kevin McKenna
Born(1945-06-25)June 25, 1945
near Aughnacloy, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland
Died25 June 2019(2019-06-25) (aged 74)
AllegianceProvisional Irish Republican Army
Years of servicemid 1960s –
RankChief of Staff
ConflictThe Troubles


  1. ""True tale of IRA 'martyrs' revealed"". The Guardian. Retrieved 25 October 2007.
  2. "Allegations of IRA killer will be heard in Omagh trial". Retrieved 2016-10-20.