It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of lifelong veteran Republican Tom Mitchell.
Tom first came to prominence following his arrest after taking part on the Omagh police barracks raid in 1954, he was sentenced to 10 years in jail.
The following year he was nominated as a prisoner candidate for the constituency of Mid-Ulster in the 1955 general election. He won this election but the British establishment refused to recognise his success by using an archaic legislation. This was followed up with another election in which he stood and again got elected.
The republican people of Tyrone had truly taken him to their hearts, many who will mourn his passing.
We extend our deepest sympathy to his family circle. May he rest in Peace
Fuair se bas ar son saoirse na hÉireann.