Vol. Raymond McCreesh and Vol. Patsy O'Hara

30 years ago, on this date, two of Ireland’s bravest men passed away seeking political recognition of their fight from freedom.

May they rest in peace and never let us forget the sacrifices they made for a just and honourable cause.

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Great men



Crime is Crime is Crime. It is not political it is crime.

Willie Frazer last week. Maggie Thatcher this week.

pathetic soundbyte


DEAGLÁN de BRÉADÚN, Political Correspondent
THE FAMILY of IRA hunger-striker Raymond McCreesh have strongly rejected claims in a British government document that they prevented him from breaking his fast after he allegedly requested nourishment from the prison authorities.
The 24-year-old from Camlough, Co Armagh, was serving a 14-year term at the Maze Prison, Long Kesh, for the attempted murder of British soldiers when he died on May 21st, 1981, after 61 days on hunger strike.
British state papers released under the 30-year rule allege that, five days before he died, McCreesh indicated a willingness to accept nourishment, but that his family advised against such intervention.
A statement issued yesterday said the document was “untrue” and “inaccurate” in its account of statements attributed to family members.
“The family have always been convinced that the situation was deliberately engineered by authorities in government and the prison service to break the hunger strike.
“Agents of the state abused the extremely vulnerable condition of a dying man for political and propaganda purposes. When their efforts failed they attempted to vilify the family. This episode stands as a testament to the depravity of the state at the time, and as a measure of the shameless depths to which government was prepared to go to achieve their goals.”
In a separate development, former Sinn Féin director of publicity Danny Morrison said other British documents confirmed his version of events leading up to the death of the fifth hunger striker, Joe McDonnell, on July 8th, 1981.
Mr Morrison said official notes on a phone call from intermediary Brendan Duddy on July 5th, three days before McDonnell’s death, show that no document on resolving the impasse had been prepared by the British at that stage. He said this refuted a claim by former Maze prisoner Richard O’Rawe in his 2005 memoir, Blanketmen, that Mr Morrison had brought details of a British offer into the prison that day.
Mr Morrison said he was “either in the jail or waiting to get in when this phone call was made. It shows that the British had at this time not even formulated their offer to us, so how could I be carrying in an offer/deal?”
O’Rawe says the British had made an offer which was acceptable to the leadership of the prisoners but the IRA army council rejected the proposed deal.

those brits will would stoop to anything the cunts

34 years ago today




Martin “Doco” Doherty also shot dead on this day in 1994 while attempting to prevent a UVF bombing at a Dublin pub.

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Vol. Bradley Walsh


Less of the snideness Sidney,u know fuck all- irrespective of one’s viewpoint- any person who does what they did are honourable,and chose to to make a political point with the only weapon available to them their bodies- if you had any idea of the situation at the time in the 6 counties you wouldn’t come out with your little insignificant comment

Where did @Manuel_Zelaya ever go to? You’d miss his take on matters around here, was he ever replaced?

You’re a bit dim aren’t you? You really have been a terrible addition to this forum.


Yet he’s still mildly ahead of you somehow.

Obviously rattled your cage inbred - snide remarks will always get a reply brit lover-one other fact- if the conflict in the 6 counties ran for a hundred years the accumulated numbers of those killed wouldn’t reach a fraction of what " Bomber Harris" your war criminal hero did to hundreds of thousands of innocent German civilians you cretin