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We are not afraid of Republican rioters who attack victims

“We are not afraid of Republican rioters who attacked IRA victims the last time, if Dublin gives us the information on IRA terrorists who killed many Ulster people then we will call it off, if not then victims and supporters are for Dublin to demand the information. Protestants deserve justice just like anyone else and the Irish government must be held to account.”

Victims’ parade in Dublin ‘goes down to wire’

Negotiations over a terror victims parade in Dublin this month are set to go down to the wire, with organisers saying they are prepared to cancel it if the Irish government releases files it holds on the IRA to a Belfast coroner.

We are not afraid of Irish Republican rioters who attacked victims the last time

We are not afraid of Irish Republican rioters who attacked victims the last time

The victims are planning to hold the parade through Dublin on March 28 to highlight what they feel is a one-sided approach to dealing with the past by the Irish government.

A previous parade for victims in 2006 made international headlines when Dublin-based protestors attacked them.

As a case-study, the victims in 2015 are highlighting the failure of the Irish government to supply files to the Belfast coroner on IRA men behind in the 1976 Kingsmills massacre in south Armagh. The gunmen are understood to have been based in Co Louth.

The Irish Department of Justice confirmed to the News Letter that it is meeting parade organiser Willie Frazer of victims’ group FAIR on Monday about “victims issues”.

If the Irish government releases files it holds on the IRA to the Belfast coroner by March 27, Mr Frazer says they will call off the event.

 Victims’ parade in Dublin ‘goes down to wire


Victims’ parade in Dublin ‘goes down to wire

“The Department of Justice in Dublin has sent me details of the meeting, saying it is about the inquest into the Kingsmills massacre and the Belfast coroner’s request for files the Irish government holds about the IRA men responsible,” he said.

“The next preliminary hearing for the inquest is on March 27. If the coroner tells us then that he has received the files he has been asking for over the past year, then the parade due to take place the next day is off. But if the officials reassure us they will send the files up but then they do not appear, there will be no more talking.

“The next preliminary hearing for the inquest is on March 27. If the coroner tells us then that he has received the files he has been asking for over the past year, then the parade due to take place the next day is off. But if the officials reassure us they will send the files up but then they do not appear, there will be no more talking.

“We also want to talk to them about the linkage between the many other border killings by the same IRA gang. But if we are not happy with the outcome we will be coming back up and telling everyone ‘You see the Stormont House Agreement – you may forget about it; the Irish government has no intention of coming clean about what it was up to during the Troubles, the only people who will be held accountable will be the British Government and us in Northern Ireland’. So a lot rests on this meeting on Monday.”

Gardai told him they will “lock Dublin down” just as they did for the Queen’s historic visit in 2011.

Published in Newsletter 13/3/15
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Garda will “lock Dublin down”

The Irish government has requested an urgent meeting with IRA victims as the Garda gave promises to “lock Dublin down” for their parade through the city later this month, it has been reported.

Garda will lock Dublin down

Garda will lock Dublin down

The victims are planning to hold the parade on March 28 to highlight what they feel is a one-sided approach to dealing with the past by the Irish government.

In particular victims are highlighting the Irish government’s failure to provide documentation for the Kingsmills massacre inquest in Belfast, despite a year of requests by the coroner.

The Garda confirmed that Chief Supt Pat Leahy and Chief Supt Michael O’Sullivan met campaigner Willie Frazer in Dublin yesterday in order to “facilitate a peaceful protest”.

He organised an earlier victims’ parade in the Republic’s capital in 2006 which ended with Dublin based protestors rioting and attacking gardai.

Irish republicans looting Dublin shops

Irish republicans looting Dublin shops

Irish republicans rioting in Dublin

Irish republicans rioting in Dublin

Speaking after the meeting yesterday, Mr Frazer said that when he met gardai in Dublin they had a communication from the government offering a meeting.

He is now meeting the Irish Department of Justice next week, he said.

“But they said to do it would take the same lock down of Dublin as they had for the Queen’s visit, such is the level of threat.”

Loyalists in Dublin

Loyalists in Dublin

The victims’ campaigner said the parade is still going ahead on March 28.

The Irish Department of Justice later phoned him yesterday, he said, saying it was willing to meet to resolve the delay in supplying documents for the Kingsmills inquest and to discuss the new investigations unit under the Stormont House Agreement and other investigations, he said.

“But there have been a lot of promises before,” Mr Frazer said.

“Proper Dublin cooperation on dealing with the past has never taken place.

“We met with the Irish government two or three times pressing for an inquiry into the murders of RUC officers Breen and Buchanan but they refused. It was only after we met Canadian Judge Peter Corry that we got the Smithwick Tribunal.”

Loyalist Band in Dublin

Loyalist Band in Dublin

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has also failed to honour promises in 2013 to meet the Kingsmills families in Co Armagh, he said.

“At the minute I don’t think the Stormont House Agreement puts equal accountability on the past on Dublin as it does on London – but we want the Irish government to be just as accountable as the government up here.”

Gardai have approved plans for the parade to lay a wreath at the memorial in Dublin for victims of the 1974 UVF bomb in the city, he said.

Dublin Burns, Garda to “lock Dublin down”

Dublin Burns, Garda to “lock Dublin down”

“The victims of the bomb are very welcome to take part in the parade with us,” said Mr Frazer.

“Any innocent victims of terrorism will be made very welcome.”

The Irish Department of Justice offered no comment.

http://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/regional/dublin-offers-meeting-to-ira-victims-parade-1-6614894

They don””””t want IRA victims asking questions

If we haven””””t heard from the Irish Government by 4pm on Friday then we will be setting a date to travel to Dublin mid to end of March. They what to be involved in collusion investigations but don””””t want IRA victims asking questions about the money they gave the IRA, the guns the gave the IRA and the bolt hole they gave the IRA for 40 years. Justice is for all and the Irish Government will not be allowed to hide from the truth, Ulsters victims will make sure of that.