Bobby Storey was born in 1956. He was a Sinn Fein politician and previously a member of the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) from Belfast, Northern Ireland. He was sentenced to a total of 25 years in jail but was released early under the terms of the Belfast Agreement. Prior to an 18-year conviction for possessing a rifle, he also spent time on remand for a variety of charges and in total served 20 years in prison.
After over twenty years in prison, almost all of it on remand, his final release came in 1998, and he again became involved in developing republican politics and strategy,eventually becoming the Northern chairman of Sinn Fein.
He died today on Sunday June 21, 2020 at the age of 64. He died following illness, is survived by his partner Teresa, his children and grandchildren and siblings Seamus, Brian and Geraldine.
— Sinn Féin (@sinnfeinireland) June 21, 2020
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