|McElduff & McGuinness hold the print of McGarrity|
|Joseph McGarrity collaborated with the Nazis|
He helped to finance the 1916 Easter Rising and later he continued to supply arms and ammunition to Irish republicans during the Irish War of Independence. McGarrity is also remembered especially for his role before and during the Second World War. In 1939 McGarrity worked with IRA leader Sean Russell in implementing the S Plan, a terrorist bombing campaign in Great Britain. For McGarrity, Britain's difficulty was always Ireland's opportunity.
This led on to Plan Kathleen, a plan for a German invasion of Northern Ireland, which would be supported by the IRA. The plan came to nothing because the Nazis recognised that the IRA was a small, weak and incompetent organisation. Nevertheless the IRA chief of staff at that time, Sean Russell, was another collaborator and so the IRA in Ireland and Clan na Gael in America were both controlled by men who were happy to collaborate with the Nazis.
However the decision by Sinn Fein in Carrickmore to name their cumann after a Nazi collaborator is now on the radar.