1) Where the Civil Rights’ movement and the Social Democratic and Labour Party successfully represented Northern Nationalists in the early 1970s, introduce an unwanted campaign of terrorism largely fought by teenagers and young persons. 2) Target not only British soldiers who were initially welcomed by the Nationalist community, but also Protestant neighbours, not only members of the RUC and UDR, but also Protestant neighbours who … Continue reading The 15 Takeaways of the IRA Army Council
In September 1998 the IRA made a staggering and overdue admission to its newspaper, An Phoblacht, that it had murdered and secretly buried – disappeared – ‘a small number of people’ during the 1970s – in effect admitting that it had committed the most serious Human Rights’ atrocities. In March 1999, the IRA declared that it had disappeared the remains of 9 victims – it … Continue reading The Victim the IRA Disappeared Twice
The oft-repeated claims by Republic of Ireland political parties, Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and Labour, that Sinn Fein was “unfit for government” in the Republic of Ireland were a hypocritical affront to citizens in Northern Ireland, but – if it’s possible – even more of an affront to those citizens in NI who identified as Irish citizens carrying Irish passports. Why should Irish citizens in … Continue reading Sinn Féin Unfit for Government?
Catholic RUC Detective Constable Patrick McNulty was murdered outside Desmond’s Garage on the Strand Road in Derry/Londonderry at 9am on Thursday, 27th January, 1977 by two Derry Brigade IRA gunmen. He had made an appointment under the name of ‘Murphy’ for a service for his car and had only arrived at the gates of Desmond’s when he was shot multiple times at point blank range … Continue reading Raymond McCartney, Eamonn MacDermott & the Murder of Detective Constable Patrick McNulty
Why should IRA murderers repent? Why for that matter should ANY murderer repent? Forget even a “religious” repentance or turning away from murders for RELIGIOUS reasons – why should any murderers change their ways for even a SECULAR repentance, such as a conversion to concepts of victims’ rights, civil rights or Human Rights? You don’t just have to be “religious” to give up murder… Why … Continue reading Why should IRA murderers repent? Why should ANY murderers repent? It’s Northern Ireland – carry on murdering!
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