Eugene Reavey

Eugene Reavey

Two of Eugene Reavey’s brothers,  John Martin (24), Brian (22) were shot dead by Ulster Volunteer Force gunmen who burst into their home in Co Armagh on 4 January 1976.  His brother Anthony (17) was also shot and died later in hospital.  The UVF also shot 3 members of another Catholic family on the same night.  Elements in the security forces claimed the Reaveys were an IRA family – the Historical Enquiries Team later apologised to Mrs Reavey for this false allegation.