Any back story on McGrath, Gary? I had never heard of this incident, perhaps it got lost in all the other events of the time, but at an earlier stage of the period the killing of a leading barrister would have received a lot of attention. A Catholic lawyer working for the local council doesn't come across as an obvious target.14 January 1921
RIC Sergeant Thomas Kemp was fatally injured by a bomb thrown as he was walking on Market Street, Armagh. Kemp died of his wounds on 23rd January. A civilian named Francis Campbell was also wounded, but survived.
William McGrath, KC, Counsel for Dublin Corporation, was shot dead by the IRA at his home at 129 Altona Terrace, North Circular road, Dublin. McGrath, originally from Co. Down, was on Collins’s list of British agents.