In the 1830s the British politican George Lewis described the fate of an informer in ireland as a man “doomed to certain death….he would be hunted through the country like a mad dog every hand would be raised against him”.
This was something of an understatement in some cases.
In 1816 Edward Lynch became an informer. A few months later this resulted in one of the worst crimes in pre-famine Ireland – The Massacre of Wildgoose Lodge……
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