Epitaphs of IRA Leaders

Sinn Féin is the party of the unfinished. The once sacred Armed Struggle was unfinished at least in its decades-old promise of uniting Ireland by force and of achieving a British Withdrawal. Sinn Féin’s belated recognition of the obvious realities of Dáil Éireann and Stormont remains unfinished by its failure to recognise the reality of the Westminster parliament by full participation. The ‘peace process’ remains … Continue reading Epitaphs of IRA Leaders

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The IRA’s Use of Torture

It is a strange quirk of history that the IRA’s early practice of extreme torture on its abducted and soon-to-be murdered prisoners occurred just as its political wing and proxies were protesting about the treatment of the very first internees back in 1971 who were later termed ‘the hooded men’. The IRA quickly developed its own hooded men and women who were not merely to … Continue reading The IRA’s Use of Torture

The IRA and Cricket

With the former IRA organisation having come out some years ago as the new hybrid Sinn Féin party, it was necessary to schmooze the Democratic Unionist Party in Stormont (during the false spring of the McGuinness/Paisley chuckling days) toward a united Ireland. Suddenly, self-confessed IRA activists had to find some means of attempting to ingratiate themselves with the former Orange enemy and of all things … Continue reading The IRA and Cricket

Sinn Féin for Dummies

Modern Sinn Féin is an extreme political and sectarian cult movement dedicated to the achievement of a British withdrawal from Northern Ireland, [a state or province it will only ever refer to as ‘the North’ or ‘the north of Ireland’ or ‘a putrid little statelet’]. It is composed of current and former members of the paramilitary Irish Republican Army and of others who may not … Continue reading Sinn Féin for Dummies

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The IRA’s Legacy of Lies

The latest Gerry Adams’ Cult mantra is: “the IRA has left the scene”. Not so, Gerry – virtually all IRA members and prominent leaders have been absorbed into Sinn Féin and there they remain under the new disguise of democratic politics without a shred of remorse, repentance, truth or integrity. Look around you, Gerry, at the many self-confessed IRA shooters and bombers known to you … Continue reading The IRA’s Legacy of Lies

Captain Robert Nairac & the IRA

The news that the Independent Commission for the Location of Victims’ Remains has received no information whatsoever regarding the whereabouts of Captain Robert Nairac’s body is deeply shameful and dishonourable to the IRA in its original guise and to the IRA now, entirely subsumed into the Sinn Fein party. Between 1977 and 1980 I had occasion to regularly meet the then Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster, … Continue reading Captain Robert Nairac & the IRA

IRA War Crimes – Deliberate Murders of Civilians

Since its foundation in 1970, the Provisional IRA’s ‘Army Council’ has authorised five types of War Crimes (in the case of an armed conflict not of an international character, serious violations of Article 3 common to the Four Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949). Previously, in Part 1, I examined the IRA’s use of child soldiers. Here I examine the IRA’s policy of deliberately murdering … Continue reading IRA War Crimes – Deliberate Murders of Civilians

IRA War Crimes – Enlisting Children

Since its foundation in 1970, the Provisional IRA’s ‘Army Council’ has authorised War Crimes (in the case of an armed conflict not of an international character, serious violations of article 3 common to the four Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949) of five main kinds. I am going to start by examining one of them – the IRA’s enlistment and exploitation of children and usage … Continue reading IRA War Crimes – Enlisting Children

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IRA Prisoners – POWs or Terrorists?

Was the recently disbanded and self-styled ‘Irish Republican Army’ entitled to claim the term ‘Prisoners of War’ for its captured combatants? To qualify under the Third Geneva Convention, a combatant must be part of a chain of command, wear a “fixed distinctive marking, visible from a distance”, bear arms openly, and have conducted military operations according to the laws and customs of war. Since the … Continue reading IRA Prisoners – POWs or Terrorists?

Catholic Priests and the IRA

Following an RTE documentary entitled ‘Atonement’ in April 2016 which covered my writing a play about the repentance of the IRA War of Independence hero Kevin Barry, a number of victims of IRA bombings contacted me asking for my help and/or advice about how to get truth from the IRA re the bombings that killed their family members. I was not prepared for how terribly … Continue reading Catholic Priests and the IRA