Cals for Sneem to honour former spy

The biographer on William Melville has called for the people in his home town of Sneem to honour the former spy. There has been strong opposition to any memorial to the South Kerry man. William Melville emigrated to England in the 1860’s where he quickly moved up the ranks of the London metropolitan police to become the head of Scotland Yards Special Branch. The branch later went on to confront the Fenian movement at the time. Melville was also in charge of Sidney Reilly, the inspiration behind Ian Fleming`s bond character. Biographer Andrew Cooke says the people of Sneem have a lot to be proud of.