Jack Holland

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Jack Holland (1947-2004) was an Irish journalist.[1]

In the mid-1970s, Holland's journalism for Hibernia led to pressure from official republicans, then in the midst of a split with the Irish Republican Socialist Party, according to historians Brian Hanley and Scott Millar:

Most of Hibernia's reports from Belfast were penned by Jack Holland, who had family and social contacts with the Officials, and a concrete reason to dislike them: His cousin Paul Tinnelly had been shot dead by the OIRA the previous year. Holland was informed by a leading Official that 'his career as a journalist in Dublin would be quickly brought to an end' if he continued to write critical reports.[2]

External Resources


  1. Echo's Jack Holland dead at 56, Irish Echo, 19 May 2004.
  2. Brian Hanley and Scott Millar, The Lost Revolution: The Story of the Official IRA and the Workers' Party, Penguin Ireland, 2009, p.307.