The Strange Case of Freya McClements, Co-author of “Children of the Troubles” & Paul O’Connor, closet IRA Volunteer & Director of the Pat Finucane Centre

Some months ago Freya McClements called me to tell me she was writing “Children of the Troubles” and asked me about a particular matter in relation to a teenage friend of mine, Jim O’Hagan, an IRA volunteer who was shot and killed in Deanfield in August 1971 by a fellow IRA volunteer as yet uncovered and unconvicted. I clearly told Freya that I did not … Continue reading The Strange Case of Freya McClements, Co-author of “Children of the Troubles” & Paul O’Connor, closet IRA Volunteer & Director of the Pat Finucane Centre

Did Paul O’Connor Murder Jim O’Hagan?

Paul O’Connor – the key to solving the Murder Paul O’Connor had to be “outed” last week – after 48 years of lies – before he would admit that he was an IRA Volunteer in the early 1970s. If photographic evidence and a Blog post had not arisen, he would have maintained his lie and cover-up in perpetuity. Paul has been a chronic liar for … Continue reading Did Paul O’Connor Murder Jim O’Hagan?

Paul O’Connor, IRA Volunteer Minus Victims

Paul O’Connor is an accomplished liar who can easily maintain lies for 5 decades. In spite of promoting catchphrases such as “Time for Truth” and “Time to Set the Truth Free”, he continues to lie. In an “Irish Times” interview on Saturday, Nov 23, Paul lied that people were saying he could not work in Human Rights because he was in the IRA 48 years … Continue reading Paul O’Connor, IRA Volunteer Minus Victims

Paul O’Connor, Director of The Pat Finucane Centre, admits IRA membership

Credit must be given to journalist Seamus McKinney of “The Irish News” for being the first journalist willing to run with my Blog story – 4 days after its publication – claiming that Paul O’Connor – Director of The Pat Finucane Centre so-called “Human Rights Group” – joined the IRA with me in 1970, an IRA past that he had hidden from everyone. Given the … Continue reading Paul O’Connor, Director of The Pat Finucane Centre, admits IRA membership

Paul O’Connor, Director of the Pat Finucane Centre, IRA Volunteer

I was 15 years old in 1970 when I met one of my childhood friends in the Bogside. He told me he had discovered the nascent Provisional IRA and was going to join the ‘Provos’ the very next evening. He asked me if I wanted to come with him. On a whim that was to change my life and the lives of many others, I … Continue reading Paul O’Connor, Director of the Pat Finucane Centre, IRA Volunteer

The Mixed Wings, the H-Blocks and Maghaberry Prison

In September of 1985 I was transferred from a Category ‘B’ prison – Blundeston in Suffolk – to The Maze Prison’s H-Blocks. I had been a Category ‘A’ High Risk prisoner for nearly 10 years in England around various top security prisons, and had only been reduced to Category ‘B’ 6 months before my transfer. My actual transfer was banal – a taxi to Birmingham … Continue reading The Mixed Wings, the H-Blocks and Maghaberry Prison

Brian Rowan and Allison Morris’ Pig in a Poke Sale

When challenged about the BBC Spotlight revelations on Gerry Adams’ leadership role in the IRA and consequent responsibility for directing the IRA’s terrorist campaign of unnecessary mass murder, bombings and Human Rights’ atrocities, the BBC Talkback Tag Team of radio re-treads Brian Rowan and Allison Morris offer pitiful responses to Adams’ constant lies and possible prosecution. Rowan hurriedly ignores Adams’ responsibility for mass murder and … Continue reading Brian Rowan and Allison Morris’ Pig in a Poke Sale

The IRA, the Catholic Church & Big Lies

Northern nationalism has entered a moral ice-age largely ushered in by Gerry Adams’ strategy. Lies – Very Big Lies – are the order of the day and all who wish to be northern nationalists must lie and be complicit in lies, even the Catholic church. The Biggest Lie of All is Gerry’s lie that he was never a member of the IRA – FFS Gerry, … Continue reading The IRA, the Catholic Church & Big Lies

The IRA’s Lie of “The Necessary Armed Struggle”

How have we ended up in a situation following a peace process and an agreement in which half of the political establishment in Northern Ireland expresses the belief that the murders of approximately 1,700 men, women and children by the Provisional IRA were wholly legitimate, necessary and to be celebrated for ever into the future? How is it possible in a normal democracy to regard … Continue reading The IRA’s Lie of “The Necessary Armed Struggle”

Martina Anderson, Diputada del Parlamento Europeo, el IRA y sus víctimas desaparecidas

Martina Anderson se unió al IRA en 1979 junto a otras adolescentes. Su primer destino, dentro de la banda, fue una pequeña unidad de hombres mayores, algunos de los cuáles, amigos míos, ya habían cumplido penas de prisión. En ese momento, todos los miembros de este grupo estaban informando a un conocido Comandante del IRA en Derry, apodado “Ducksie”. Peter, el hermano mayor de Martina, … Continue reading Martina Anderson, Diputada del Parlamento Europeo, el IRA y sus víctimas desaparecidas