Tiede Herrema

Dutch businessman

Dr Tiede Herrema (21 April 1921 – 24 April 2020) was a Dutch businessman. He was kidnapped by the Provisional Irish Republican Army in 1975. He was born in present-day Utrecht.

Tiede Herrema (1975)

In the 1970s, Herrema ran a wire factory, Ferenka, in the city of Limerick, Ireland. On the morning of 3 October 1975, having just left his home in Castletroy near Limerick, Herrema was kidnapped by two members of the Provisional Irish Republican Army.[1] The kidnappers wanted the release of three IRA prisoners, including Rose Dugdale.[2]

After a massive security operation, the kidnappers were eventually traced on 21 October 1975 to a house in Monasterevin, County Kildare. After a further two-week-long struggle, Herrema was released.[3]

Herrema died on 24 April 2020, three days after his 99th birthday.[4][5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "IRA kidnap victim returns to city". BBC News. 18 October 2005. Retrieved 6 June 2009.
  2. "The Hostage Dilemma". Time. 20 October 1975. Archived from the original on 22 January 2011. Retrieved 6 June 2009.
  3. "Herrema donating papers to UL library". RTÉ News. 18 October 2005. Retrieved 6 June 2009.
  4. "President Higgins pays tribute to Tiede Herrema". RTÉ News. 27 April 2020. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  5. McGreevy, Ronan (27 April 2020). "'Great friend of Ireland': IRA kidnap victim Tiede Herrema dies aged 99". Irish Times. Retrieved 27 April 2020.