Tiede Herrema


Tiede Herrema

Dr Tiede Herrema (born 21 April 1921, Zuilen) is a Dutch businessman.

In the 1970s, Herrema ran a wire factory, Ferenka, in the city of Limerick, Ireland. At the time, he was the city's biggest employer, with approximately 1,400 workers. On 3 October 1975 he was abducted near his home by two members of the Provisional Irish Republican Army, Eddie Gallagher and Marion Coyle.[1] The kidnappers demanded the release of three IRA prisoners, including Rose Dugdale.[2]

After a massive security operation, the kidnappers were eventually traced on 21 October 1975 to a house in Monasterevin, County Kildare. After a further two week long siege, Dr Herrema was released, shaken but unharmed.[3] He left Ireland soon after.

He eventually returned to present an episode of Saturday Live.[citation needed][when?] He and his wife were made honorary Irish citizens in 1975,[4] and he was made a Freeman of the city of Limerick.

In 2005, he donated his personal papers to the University of Limerick.[3]

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