Fr. Edward Daly, the priest who famously waved a white handkerchief on Bloody Sunday, was consecrated Bishop of Derry on March 31, 1974. Six months later, the IRA murdered a close friend of his, as he recalled in his book, A Troubled See: In September 1974, I was called upon to officiate at my first funeral of a victim of violence since my appointment as Bishop … Continue reading Bishop Edward Daly vs The IRA
Bishop Noel Treanor will probably be best remembered for spending well over £1M on lavish upgrades to his Belfast residence, ‘Lisbreen’, on Somerton Road, over a third of the cost picked up by a generous Stormont grant in 2014. Bishop Treanor may also be remembered for his poor relationship with the head of the Catholic church’s own child protection agency, Ian Elliott, to whom the … Continue reading Bishop Noel Treanor and the Belfast Brigade of the IRA
What’s the story with CATHOLICS and the belief that global pandemics and wars are SENT BY GOD as a PUNISHMENT FOR SIN, for a WORLD TURNING AWAY FROM GOD? Almost exactly a century ago and three years into the First World War, three children in rural Fatima, Portugal, claimed that Mary, the Mother of God, appeared to them in 1917 in visions on the 13th … Continue reading Does the Catholic church believe that God sends Chastisements?
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