In 1971, there was a stand-off or virtual split for a very short time in the Derry Brigade of the IRA. Creggan and other units wanted a particular IRA man to be the new O.C. – Roddy – while the Bogside and Brandywell units wanted a different IRA man – Robby – to be the O.C. The difference of opinion went on for some weeks … Continue reading Gerry Adams and GOD – Why the IRA hasn’t Repented
It is a strange quirk of history that the IRA’s early practice of extreme torture on its abducted and soon-to-be murdered prisoners occurred just as its political wing and proxies were protesting about the treatment of the very first internees back in 1971 who were later termed ‘the hooded men’. The IRA quickly developed its own hooded men and women who were not merely to … Continue reading The IRA’s Use of Torture
The latest Gerry Adams’ Cult mantra is: “the IRA has left the scene”. Not so, Gerry – virtually all IRA members and prominent leaders have been absorbed into Sinn Féin and there they remain under the new disguise of democratic politics without a shred of remorse, repentance, truth or integrity. Look around you, Gerry, at the many self-confessed IRA shooters and bombers known to you … Continue reading The IRA’s Legacy of Lies
Was the recently disbanded and self-styled ‘Irish Republican Army’ entitled to claim the term ‘Prisoners of War’ for its captured combatants? To qualify under the Third Geneva Convention, a combatant must be part of a chain of command, wear a “fixed distinctive marking, visible from a distance”, bear arms openly, and have conducted military operations according to the laws and customs of war. Since the … Continue reading IRA Prisoners – POWs or Terrorists?
Martina Fitzgerald, RTE’s political correspondent, last Sunday published an analysis piece stating that Mary Lou McDonald “is a strong media performer and has no links to the IRA”. Who ever imagined that 20 years after the signing of The Belfast Agreement the IRA Army Council would still be drawing commentary?! Is it credible to declare that Mary Lou McDonald has “no links to the IRA”? … Continue reading Mary Lou McDonald – No Links to the IRA?
Brian Feeney is dead. What happens to sour former members of John Hume’s Social Democratic and Labour Party when they die? It appears they slowly decompose into the bigotry and insult of Alex Maskey, that jocular Tweeter who gave us the heart-warming description of Northern Ireland as “that putrid little statelet”. The departed Brian Feeney went further in an embittered “Irish News” article on … Continue reading Brian Feeney Is Dead & Coffee with the IRA
(Legacy, the IRA and Victims – Part I is here.) There is another aspect of so-called ‘legacy’ in Northern Ireland that all the ‘agreed legacy institutions’ will never address and that is the widespread help given to IRA murderers and bombers by the ordinary members of the nationalist/Catholic community – and for which there hasn’t been any admission or act of repentance, real or symbolic. … Continue reading Legacy, the IRA and Victims Part II & Quiz
You have to hand it to members of the IRA’s Army Council – they got away with murder, mass murder, mass-casualty anti-civilian bombings, institutionalized torture and murders, executions and disappearances of civilians – you name it, they got away with it. The IRA’s Human Rights’ atrocities have been quietly forgotten and the IRA’s leadership has stepped sideways into the Sinn Féin cash cow still holding … Continue reading Legacy, the IRA and Victims
If there ever was a mural in Belfast in 1969 criticizing the IRA for its failure to ‘protect’ the Catholic population from attacks, there is no photographic evidence to prove it. It’s a neat story, however, and it might have been true. A truer story, though, is that the IRA is currently running away from a bigger Bogeyman – this time it’s running away from … Continue reading I.R.A. – I Ran Away – Again
Catholic churchman, Brian McCreesh, brother of IRA member Raymond McCreesh who later died on hugerstrike in somewhat disputed circumstances (Raymond is alleged in historical papers to have wanted nourishment in his final days, but was persuaded by his family to continue fasting to death) claimed that his brother was ‘not a criminal’. Raymond had certainly proven that he had an exceptional will to live. Cornered … Continue reading Raymond McCreesh – IRA Volunteer – ‘Not a Criminal’?
It’s one thing for SF/IRA apparatchiks to live in deliberate denial and cover-up about IRA Human Rights’ atrocities – they choose to serve an iniquitous Sinn Féin/IRA party policy – but quite another thing for such calculated deception to brazenly work its way into the general population and into the realm of professionals such as doctors, solicitors, barristers, priests, etc. – citizens who are certainly … Continue reading Relatives for Justice: ‘Time for Truth’ or ‘Time for Really Big Lies’?
What, if anything, can we learn from The IRA’s Three Monkeys’ Circus Tour to Carrickmore, County Tyrone, of late where the attendees were each charged £10 on the night? Has it come to this? Three pension-age Provos – like Michael Stone trapped in Stormont’s porch – caught forever in the revolving tales of The Good Old Days of bombs and bullets – unable to move … Continue reading The IRA’s Three Monkeys’ Circus Tour
There are a number of outstanding lies in the Sinn Féin/IRA ‘narrative’ about everyone’s “right” to proudly commemorate their war dead. Sinn Féin/IRA still deliberately prevent the Nairac family – English catholics – even having a fallen soldier’s remains to bury or to have a Christian burial service for or to have a grave or burial plot to visit. Sinn Féin/IRA remain the only political/paramilitary … Continue reading IRA Commemorations & Sinn Féin Cheerleaders