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Old 11-01-2015, 01:27 AM   #216
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Bridget Rose Dugdale (born c. 41), better known as Rose Dugdale, is a former debutante who rebelled against her wealthy upbringing, becoming a volunteer in the militant Irish republican organisation, the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA).. As an IRA member, she took part in the theft of paintings worth IR£8 million and a bomb attack on a Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) station using a hijacked helicopter..Dugdale was born into a wealthy English family, her millionaire father was an underwriter at Lloyd's of London who owned a 600-acre (2.4 km2) estate near Axminster in Devon.. The family also owned a house in London near Chelsea Hospital, and Dugdale was educated at the nearby Miss Ironside's School for Girls in Kensington, west London..After completing her early education Dugdale was sent abroad to attend finishing school, then in 58 she was presented as a debutante before Queen Elizabeth II at the start of the social season.. Her debutante ball was held in 59..While studying there she began what newspapers would later describe as a "lunge to the left", when she and a fellow student gatecrashed Oxford Union wearing wigs and men's clothing in protest at the Union's refusal to admit women.. After completing her studies at Oxford she travelled to the United States attending Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, where she obtained a master's degree in philosophy, submitting a thesis on Ludwig Wittgenstein..She also studied at the University of London, obtaining a Ph.D. in economics..

By the early 70s Dugdale had become politically radicalised due to the 68 student protests, and she had also been inspired after visiting Cuba..By 72 she had devoted herself to helping the poor, after resigning from her job as an economist for the government,selling her house in Chelsea, and moving into a flat in Tottenham with her lover, Walter..In June 73 the couple were arrested after a burglary at the Dugdale family home in Devon..she received a two-year suspended sentence as the judge considering the risk of her committing any further criminal acts to be "extremely remote"..In the months following the trial, Dugdale travelled to Ireland and joined an IRA active service unit operating along the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland..A warrant was also issued for her arrest by Manchester Magistrates Court on 23 February 74 on charges of conspiring to smuggle arms..Dugdale and three other IRA members forced their way into the house, and pistol-whipped Sir Alfred and his wife before tying and gagging the couple..The Vermeer taken was Lady Writing a Letter with her Maid, the only Vermeer in private ownership except for one at Buckingham Palace..Dugdale was arrested under Section 30 of the Offences against the State Act, and the next day she was charged in relation to the helicopter attack and the art theft As at her previous trial in 73, Dugdale once again used the courtroom as a political platform, shouting "The British have an army of occupation in a small part of Ireland—but not for long!" during her arraignment in Dublin..On 25 June 74 she was sentenced to nine years imprisonment after pleading "proudly and incorruptibly guilty", and she gave a clenched fist salute to supporters in the public gallery..Dugdale was pregnant with Eddie Gallagher's child when she was imprisoned, and on 12 December 1974 she gave birth to a son, Ruairí, in Limerick Prison..On 3 October 1975 Gallagher and fellow IRA member Marion Coyle kidnapped industrialist Tiede Herrema near his home in Castletroy, a suburb of Limerick..The siege ended on 7 November when Herrema was released, and Coyle and Gallagher were arrested...After her release from prison Dugdale was active in the campaign in support of protesting Irish republican prisoners during the 1981 Irish hunger strike.. She is a veteran activist in the IRA's political wing Sinn Féin..In 2007 she spoke out in support of the Shell to Sea campaign against the proposed construction of a high-pressure raw gas pipeline through Rossport by Shell, saying the Shell contract was invalid and needed "to be renegotiated on behalf of the people of Ireland".. She is also a director at Dublin Community Television... there's the other thing.. The rectal thing..Well it happens, you know?.Even to men..You know, you used to be funny..Well, I'll see what I can do, but remember, it's under federal jurisdiction...

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