While the IRA abducted, tortured, murdered and ‘disappeared’ many civilians in the course of its unnecessary murder campaign, its youngest torture victim was 15 year old Bernard Teggart from New Barnsley Crescent in West Belfast. The lives of Bernard and his identical twin Gerry had been disrupted two years earlier when their father, Daniel, had been shot dead by paratroopers in Ballymurphy in disputed circumstances. … Continue reading The IRA’s Youngest Torture Victim
Indeed ‘Blessed are the peacemakers’, Harold, but deception is never blessed. Which voters in the referendum on the Belfast Agreement in May 1998 knew that there were secret deals with the IRA about OTR letters? Who knew about secret deals with the IRA about freedom to ‘house clean’ – that is, murder anyone the IRA felt was a threat to the peace deal? Who knew … Continue reading An Open Letter Response to Harold Good
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