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The IRA’s Legacy of Lies

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

Captain Robert Nairac & the IRA

The news that the Independent Commission for the Location of Victims’ Remains has received no information whatsoever regarding the whereabouts of Captain Robert Nairac’s body is deeply shameful and dishonourable to the IRA in its original guise and to the IRA now, entirely subsumed into the Sinn Fein party. Between 1977 and 1980 I had occasion to regularly meet the then Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster, … Continue reading Captain Robert Nairac & the IRA

IRA War Crimes – Deliberate Murders of Civilians

Since its foundation in 1970, the Provisional IRA’s ‘Army Council’ has authorised five types of War Crimes (in the case of an armed conflict not of an international character, serious violations of Article 3 common to the Four Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949). Previously, in Part 1, I examined the IRA’s use of child soldiers. Here I examine the IRA’s policy of deliberately murdering … Continue reading IRA War Crimes – Deliberate Murders of Civilians

IRA War Crimes – Enlisting Children

Since its foundation in 1970, the Provisional IRA’s ‘Army Council’ has authorised War Crimes (in the case of an armed conflict not of an international character, serious violations of article 3 common to the four Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949) of five main kinds. I am going to start by examining one of them – the IRA’s enlistment and exploitation of children and usage … Continue reading IRA War Crimes – Enlisting Children

IRA Prisoners – POWs or Terrorists?

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?

Catholic Priests and the IRA

Following an RTE documentary entitled ‘Atonement’ in April 2016 which covered my writing a play about the repentance of the IRA War of Independence hero Kevin Barry, a number of victims of IRA bombings contacted me asking for my help and/or advice about how to get truth from the IRA re the bombings that killed their family members. I was not prepared for how terribly … Continue reading Catholic Priests and the IRA

Sinn Féin/IRA Enniskillen Bombing Commemoration & Re-enactment

Following the success of Sinn Féin/IRA’s commemorations of their IRA heroes at Loughgall and Clonoe earlier this year, Michelle O’Neill and Gerry Adams are to host a celebration on November 8th of the Enniskillen Remembrance Day Bombing IRA volunteers’ on the 30th anniversary of their heroic action on behalf of Ireland’s freedom, sovereignty, equality, respect and a mandatory Irish Language Act. For the re-enactment, IRA … Continue reading Sinn Féin/IRA Enniskillen Bombing Commemoration & Re-enactment

The IRA’s Birmingham Bombings – an Informer?

Following the IRA’s March 1973 bombings of The Old Bailey and Ministry of Agriculture and unsuccessful bomb attacks at New Scotland Yard and a BBC armed forces radio studio (where the bombs were defused), ten IRA volunteers from Belfast were quickly captured at Heathrow Airport. They included Marian and Dolours Price, Hugh Feeny and Gerry Kelly. All were convicted, one turned States’ Evidence against the … Continue reading The IRA’s Birmingham Bombings – an Informer?

Fr. Gerry Reynolds – Ethical Peacemaker?

At the beginning of September, 1985, after ten years in top security prisons around Britain, I was transferred back to Northern Ireland. After nine years as a Category ‘A’ High Risk prisoner, I had been a Category ‘B’ prisoner in Blundeston prison in Suffolk for some months where there was very little security. Only two prison officers accompanied me in a taxi to Birmingham airport … Continue reading Fr. Gerry Reynolds – Ethical Peacemaker?

Sinn Fein/IRA and Human Rights

Could it have been the intention of the Christian peacemakers who acted as go-betweens and guarantors during the fraught negotiations between the IRA and the British and Irish governments and Unionists that the Sinn Fein/IRA entity would continue as largely sectarian, dishonest and entirely hypocritical regarding human rights and legal processes? While everyone can see the flaws in the pressurised political institutions, would only Fr. … Continue reading Sinn Fein/IRA and Human Rights