Tag Archives: VICTIMS

Garden Centre Prods wake up; terrorists are re-writing history

Just recently I was asked a question by someone who self-defines himself as; ‘a garden centre Prod.’

He asked: what are you and these victims bleating on about? Why should any of this rewriting of the past matter to me, it really has no relevance to my life.

George Orwell once said; ‘Those who control the present, control the past and those who control the past control the future.’

Kenny Donaldson Innocent Victims United

Kenny Donaldson Innocent Victims United

The core argument advanced by apologists of violence is that: ‘One man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter.’

Victims and survivors are content to let the facts speak for themselves. The context behind the IRA’s campaign must first be understood. The objectives of the civil rights campaign were met in full and The Sunningdale Agreement was on the table. History confirms that ‘republicans’ were not interested in a Northern Ireland of equals, rather their driving force was to accelerate the advancement of a united Ireland through violent, criminal and terrorist guerrilla warfare tactics.

However if we assume the Provo mantra and consider that what happened here was ‘war’ then The Hague should be bursting at the seams with individuals being brought up for war crimes against humanity.

PIRA, the INLA and latterly RIRA, CIRA etc talk about the mistreatment and discrimination suffered by republicans while imprisoned in the Maze or Maghaberry but is it not the case that ultimately these republican prisoners walk out of jail into the arms of their families and supporters?

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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.


(Irish republican HATE) Protest Parade this Sat.

WAKE UP TO REPUBLICAN INTIMIDATION. Protest Parade from Belfast City Hall to Cluan Place on Saturday 4th October @ 2pm. Cluan Place is constantly under attack from Irish republicans, we all must demonstrate against this Sinn Fein orchestrated sectarian hate. Here is a short film made in 2012 showing just what goes on and what the Loyalist community have to endure even now 2 years later.

VIDEO: Michelle talks candidly about the IRAs Shankill Road bomb and victims at a remembrance service.