Following Lord French's car were two others. The Sinn Feiners,
thinking that the Viceroy was in the second car, threw bombs at it and damaged it, but the car was empty and the driver was not hurt. While they were thus engaged, the third ear with the Viceroy's military escort came on the scene. The soldiers at once opened fire and brought down one of the gang who was in the act of throwing a bomb. His companions tried to carry away his body, but thought better of it and ran of across the fields. No one, apparently, tried to stop them. The dead assassin was afterwards identified as Martin Savage, a Dublin grocer's assistant. He was a well-known Sinn Feiner. At the inquest the jury expressed sympathy with his relations. Such is the power of intimidation in Ireland.