New MI6 boss Richard Moore's grandad was IRA fighter who won medal for fighting against British rule
The grandfather of the new MI6 boss Richard Moore was an IRA fighter who won a medal from Sinn Fein for fighting against British rule. Mr Moore, 57, said his grandfather Jack Buckley joined the IRA in Cork in 1916 and fought until 1922. His grandfather even won a medal from the Irish president for fighting against the British government, The Sun reported. The grandfather of the new boss of MI6 Richard Moore (above) was an IRA fighter who was awarded a medal from the Irish president for fighting the British ruleHe told a newspaper in Turkey, where he was ambassador: 'I am of Irish origin. 'He received a medal from the Irish president.