The 15 point Fact case of the Craigavon Two.

(1) The Crown Star Witness ‘M’ did not come forward for 11 months.

(2) Witness ‘M’ was heavily intoxicated when he first contacted the police.

(3) Witness ‘M’ was proved to be continuously lying under oath.

(4) Witness M’s ‘eyewitness testimony’ was medically impossible.

(5) Witness M’s identity was hidden from the court preventing proper cross-examination.

(6) Witness M’s partner who was with him on the night refused to corroborate his version of events.

(7) ‘Witness M’ benefited financially from the police (as a police informant) for his involvement.

(8) The British Army engaged in evidence tampering, purposely deleting information from a tracking device alleged to have been planted on John Paul’s car.

(9) The AK47 used in the killing was recovered, it had a partial fingerprint on the magazine of the gun, which did not come from Brendan or John Paul.

(10) Prison Officers planted evidence in one of the Craigavon Two’s cell (Brendan McConville) at Maghaberry Prison and the High Court tried to use it to blacken his character.

(11) Witness M’s father discredited his son’s testimony calling his son ‘M’ a ‘Walter Mitty’ and ‘compulsive liar’.
(12) The police arrested Ms father in an attempt to intimate him into retracting his statement.

(13) The police tried to blacken the name of defence lawyers claiming they took the affidavit of whiteness M’s father at gunpoint in league with the IRA, an outlandish claim.

(14) The United Nations was lobbied to protect defence lawyers who feared for their own safety for only doing their own jobs.

(15) The Crown Prosecution Service admitted at the appeal of ‘The Craigavon Two’ that evidence presented didn’t prove ‘beyond a reasonable doubt’ that Brendan and John Paul were guilty !!!

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Today we remember Christopher Andrews aged just 14 years who was killed on this day April 26th 1916, when he got caught up in the Battle of Mount Street Bridge.

A British Soldier fired shots directly at him, killing him outright.

It was said he thoughthe was a rebel and was hiding behind a tree “. Christopher lived in 8 Stephens Place off Lower Mount Street.

With many thanks to: Easter Rising War of Independence and Irish Civil war History.

Remembering The Loughgall Martyrs on their 30th Anniversary – East Tyrone Remembers.


With many thanks to: Maireadp Kelly for sharing these photo’s.

Amnesty International have said: North of Ireland government must reject the British defence committee proposals to legislate for impunity. I would also on the Irish government to call for the same.


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Northern Ireland: Government must reject Defence Committee proposals to legislate for impunity

26 Apr 2017, 12:48pm

Amnesty calls on UK Government to guarantee truth and justice for all Northern Ireland victims

The House of Commons Defence Select Committee’s call for an end to investigations for killings and torture carried out by members of the UK armed services during three decades of political violence in Northern Ireland is an utter betrayal of victims’ fundamental rights to justice, Amnesty International said today.

Amnesty International has called on the UK government to reject proposals from the House of Commons Defence Select Committee to introduce a statute of limitations to block the investigation of alleged crimes committed by soldiers and other security forces personnel in Northern Ireland.

Patrick Corrigan, Amnesty International’s Northern Ireland Programme Director, said:

“The Defence Committee’s call today would in effect be the granting of a blanket amnesty for human rights abuses committed by former members of the security forces in Northern Ireland. It would be an utter betrayal of victims’ fundamental right to justice. Any such move by the UK Government would fly in the face of international human rights standards and perpetuate impunity.

“All victims of killings and other human rights violations and abuses from Northern Ireland’s recent past have a human right to proper independent investigations, with the possibility of prosecutions to follow where the evidence leads. This is true, whatever the identity of the victim and whatever the identity of the perpetrator. Any attempt at political interference with that fundamental principle debases natural justice and would be in breach of the UK’s international human rights commitments.”

In a report published today, the Defence Committee recommended: “… the enactment of a statute of limitations, covering all Troubles-related incidents, up to the signing of the 1998 Belfast Agreement, which involved former members of the Armed Forces.”  The Committee report went on to say: “… we would encourage the next Government to extend this provision to include former members of the Royal Ulster Constabulary and other former security personnel.”

Amnesty’s 2013 report, ‘Northern Ireland: Time to deal with the past’, found that the patchwork system of investigation that has been established in Northern Ireland has proven inadequate for the task of establishing the full truth about human rights violations and abuses committed by all sides during the three decades of violence.

The human rights organisation is calling for a comprehensive mechanism to be set up to review the conflict as a whole, establish the truth about outstanding human rights violations and determine responsibility.

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“The Dying Rebel

The night was dark, the battle ended, 

The moon shone down O’Connell Street, 

I stood alone, where brave men perished 

They have gone, their God to meet. 
My only son was shot in Dublin, 

Fighting for his country bold, 

He fought for Ireland, and for Ireland only, 

The Harp and Shamrock, Green, White and Gold.
The first I met was a grey-haired father 

Searching for his only son, 

I said “Old man, sure there’s no use searching 

Your only son to heaven has gone”. 
Your only son was shot in Dublin,

Fighting for his country bold, 

He fought for Ireland, and for Ireland only, 

The Harp and Shamrock, Green, White and Gold. 
My God he cried, I am broken hearted 

Going on his knees: 

“I knew my son was too kind hearted, 

I knew my son would never yield”. 
My only son was shot in Dublin,

Fighting for his country bold, 

He fought for Ireland, and for Ireland only, 

The Harp and Shamrock, Green, White and Gold.

With  many thanks to: Kevin Kinsella.

International Spirit of Eureka

One group of Australians who fought overseas will not get a mention today as they fought not for imperialism but against it in support of the Spanish Republic

These men and women – communists, trade unionists, republicans, socialists and anarchists are the true heirs to the international spirit of Eureka. 

The following fell in Spain.
Ted Dickinson  13/02/1937

Harry Hynes  1937

Jack Newman  Feb 1937

Percival Butler  Feb 1937

James Stewart  Feb 1937

John Burgess  Feb 1937

Jack Kent (New Zealand)  31/05/1937

Jack Stevens  July 1937

Ralph Baynham  1938

Cormac McCarthy  1938

John William Young  July 1938

William Arthur Morcom  Sep 1938

Kevin Rebbecchi  Jan 1939

Leslie White
At least 14 nameless Australians died upon the City of Barcelona ship on the 30th of May 1937 when it was torpedoed by a fascist submarine. The ship had been bringing over 200 international volunteers from France when it was sunk of Valencia. 
‘We will not forget their names

those that did their bit for Spain

Viva los Brigadistas!’

With  many thanks to: James Connolly.

The Anniversary of Internment was marked every year from August 1972 in Nationalist districts.

In many places, bonfires were lit and in Belfast a national internment anniversary demonstration was held on the Sunday nearest August 9th until fairly recent years. This has been superseded by a number of highly-successful community festivals, including Féile an Phobail in west Belfast and Fleadh Ard Eoin in north Belfast, which are held at the time of the internment anniversary.

During the conflict, internment anniversaries were flashpoints of resistance. In 1977, the British Labour Government organised a ‘Jubilee’ visit by the Queen of England on August 10th, the day after the sixth anniversary of internment. The North was swamped with extra troops and hundreds of nationalists were arrested in raids in advance of the visit. 

Nevertheless, the IRA succeeded in planting a bomb in the New University of Ulster in Coleraine which exploded shortly after the queen left, while the internment anniversary was marked by a demonstration by thousands of people on the Falls Road behind a banner proclaiming ‘Elizabrit  – Queen of Death’.

In 1984, the British Government banned Martin Galvin, of the US-based Irish Northern Aid, from entering the Six Counties. When he appeared on the platform at the annual Sinn Féin internment anniversary demonstration in Andersonstown, the crowd was attacked by the scummy RUC firing plastic bullets and a young nationalist, John Downes, was killed by the RUC.

British Internment without trial still goes on today in the North of Ireland in 2017.

With many thanks to: Cara O’Shay.