In his long-winded 3,000 word ‘contribution’ entitled “The Unacceptable Faces of the DUP and Sinn Féin”, Northern Ireland’s favourite pompous windbag Eamonn Mallie opines for 2,500 words about the DUP (and Alliance) and then in only the final 340 words addresses ‘the unacceptable faces of Sinn Féin’ where he names only one Shinner, Martin McGuinness’ favourite IRA England bomber Martina Anderson – and his case … Continue reading Eamonn Mallie unfairly attacks England bomber Martina Anderson
Colum Eastwood’s massive victory in Derry/Londonderry over Sinn Féin and its controlling IRA Army Council strategists shows – among other things – a desire among many constitutional nationalists to throw off the yoke of Sinn Féin abstentionism and the IRA’s sectarian and violence-glorifying influence in favour of some ‘normal’ politics and representation. Who would have imagined that Northern Ireland’s second city would ever give the … Continue reading Colum Eastwood Dances with Wolves
The Pat Finucane Centre issued a statement on Friday 22 November 2019 responding to claims its deceitful Director, Paul O’Connor, was an IRA volunteer for 2 years in the early 1970s and had involvement in the murder of James ‘Jim’ O’Hagan, a 16 years old IRA volunteer in August 1971. The PFC statement claimed: attempts would be made to discredit the Centre by those close … Continue reading The National Union of Journalists and the Pat Finucane Centre
Closet IRA Volunteer and Director of the Pat Finucane Centre Paul O’Connor recently expressed one of the more extraordinary claims I have heard in many years – he admitted only under severe pressure and after being outed that he had been a fully active IRA Volunteer from 1970 until 1972 and yet HAD NO VICTIMS… ABSOLUTELY NO VICTIMS! Is it possible to be in the … Continue reading Is it possible to be in the IRA and have “no victims”, as Paul O’Connor claims?
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
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 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
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
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
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