Nine men face terror trial after MI5 bugging operation in Newry

The nine defendants appeared at Belfast Crown Court on 28 June, 2018

Nine men are to stand trial in Belfast next year on terrorist-related offences arising from an M15 secret bugging operation.

All nine defendants appeared at Belfast Crown Court today, where they each denied charges dating back to 2014.

The terrorist charges – including membership of an proscribed organisation and conspiracy to possess firearms – are linked to a series of meetings held at a house in the Ardcarn Park area of Newry, which were recorded on listening devices hidden in the property.

A previous court hearing was told the recordings picked up suspected dissident republicans plotting to target police and members of the judicary over a period between August and November, 2014.

After each of the nine accused entered ‘not guilty’ pleas to all charges levelled against them, Mr Justice Colton was informed by a senior prosecutor that the trial is expected to last up to eight weeks, and a trial date of February 4, 2019 was set.

The Judge then told the nine defendants they were being released on continuing bail. They are:

Patrick Joseph Blair (62) from Lassara Heights in Warrenpoint. He has been charged with, and denies, 15 offences ranging from providing instruction or training in the making of an improvised explosive device to others, and membership of a proscribed organisation namely the IRA, to conspiracy to possessing explosives.
Seamus Morgan (62) from Barcroft Park in Newry, who faces a single charge of IRA membership between August and November, 2014
Colin Patrick Winters (47) from Ardcarn Park in Newry. Amongst the nine charges he faces is providing a property for the purposes of terrorism, received instruction or training in the making or use of explosives for terrorism, and conspiracy to possess explosives.
Joseph Matthew Lynch (77) from Hazel View in Belfast, who has been charged with 12 offences. These include IRA membership, engaging in the preparation of terrorist acts by attending a meeting at Ardcarn Park, and conspiring to possess firearms and ammunition.
Liam Hannaway (48) from White Rise in Dunmurry, who is being tried on 13 offences, including providing instruction or training in the making of an improvised explosive device to others, collecting information likely to be of use to terrorists, and conspiring to possess explosives with intent
John Sheeny (33) from Erskine Street in Newry, who has been charges with six offences. These include receiving training in the making or use of explosives for terrorism, IRA membership, and attending a place used for terrorist training.
Joseph Pearce (48) from Clogharevan Park in Bessbrook, is facing two counts of collecting information likely to be of use to terrorists
Kevin John Paul Heaney (44) of Blackstaff Mews in Belfast, who has been charged with belonging to the IRA between May 2013 and November 2014
Terence Marks (57) from Parkhead Crescent in Newry, who faces two counts, namely IRA membership between August and November 2014, and receiving terrorist training in October 2014.

With many thanks to: The Irish News for the origional story.

 

Complaint rejected against RUC/PSNI officer who threatened to shoot motorist

The Police Ombudsman has rejected a complaint against officer who threatened to shoot motorist.

THE Police Ombudsman has rejected a complaint by a member of the public against a police officer who admitted threatening to shoot the complainant.

The man complained to the watchdog of “oppressive behaviour” towards him as he attempted to collect his son from a concert on the Boucher Road.

He at first tried to park in a closed-off slip road before attempting to turn into a lane blocked off by a police Land Rover.

He said the officer grabbed him by the arms and stuck his knuckles into his throat causing bruising under his chin which had been confirmed by the Mater Hospital.

However, ombudsman investigators, who interviewed the officer and took accounts from members of the public and other police officers, reviewed Body Worn (BWV) video footage of the incident and rejected the man’s complaint.

The officer denied any wrongdoing but admitted to threatening to shoot after the complainant had driven towards him. He said his actions were necessary due to the man’s “aggressive demeanour” and his failure to heed police instructions.

A report was also sent to the Public Prosecution Service (PPS) which directed no prosecution of the officer.

With many thanks to: The Irish News for the origional story.

Call upon all activists – Urgent Help Needed – West Belfast !!!

Saoradh Béal Feirste call upon all activists to immediately make their way to the national office on the Falls road which is currently being targeted in a raid by the British crown force militia.

With many thanks to: Saoradh Béal Feirste.

More Harressment & Intimidation by the RUC/PSNI on members of Republican Sinn Féin (RSF).

A selection of pictures of Harressment and Intimidation that members of Republican Sinn Féin are subjected to in the Occupied 6 Counties in the North (on a daily basis) PLEASE FOLLOW THE LINK TO WATCH THE VIDEO, THANKYOU: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1395038820557708&id=100001548109903

From almost daily stop and searches of persons and vehicles to more intimidating measures of forceably entering family homes to scare and put fear into innocent kids and families during house raids which are another tactic used by the british ruc psni to try and break families!!

All these things do is make republicans stronger and more determined to rid these armed british thugs from our country and give Ireland back to the Irish again!!

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With many thanks to: Christopher Hamill, Republican Sinn Féin.

An explanation of the RUC/PSNI (black bastards), explained by a black man.

This is who the irish people referred to as black bastards and as the english media tried to make it out that it was a racial term.

It actually had nothing to do with race but the colour of the uniform this was the norths police force called the RUC meant Royal Ulster Constabulary.

Most people mention the republics as irelands police An Garda Siochana (irish police force) or gardi for short has no jurisdiction in the north. The RUC was established in 1922 and reformed in 2001 it ceased to exist.

while a massive majority protestant police force who brutalised and oppressed the catholic population the beating of pregnant women collusion with loyalist killers and the murders of innocent people with either the use of plastic bullets or live rounds.

In 1983 the RUC was considered the most dangerous police force in the world to be part of. The actual colour of the uniform was like a dark green but under certain lights looked black so the irish called them black bastards or chanted ss ruc ive seen both done both they were not nice at all carrying SLRS the killing of the RUC during the conflict was entirely justified i BELIEVE.

Follow this linkto find out more: http://m.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/man-in-ss-ruc-rant-at-officers-to-be-sentenced-29594482.html

Follow this Link: https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=share&v=zqJVVhyU2ns

With many thanks to: Aaron Andrew – Irish All Over The World.

Car park murder victim becomes another victim to the ongoing loyalist feud was a member of SEA UDA

The man shot dead in front of his son in a supermarket car park in County Down on Sunday has been named locally as Colin Horner (pictured below).

South East Antrim UDA feud victim Colin Horner.

Colin Horner paid the same price for badmouthing his one-time UDA god-fathers as his own former South East Antrim UDA boss Geordie Gilmore.

Geordie Gilmore

He was living just across Belfast Lough in Bangor, where he was gunned down in a retail mall car park in front of young kids in broad daylight yesterday afternoon.

The car park where the assassination took place.

James Colin Honer, 35, was holding his three-year-old boy in his arms as the gunman opened fire, he was unmasked.

Sainsbury’s employee Robson McCracken told the Belfast Telegraph: “A car drew up and shot a man in the car park, just outside the store. There was panic in the store, with trolleys abandoned everywhere. “First aiders from Sainsbury’s kept the victim alive until the ambulance team arrived,” he said.

Sources say some of those very close to pointing the finger at and identifying those who carried out the murder of Gilmore. Meantime, the catalogue of loyalist gangs internal feud escalate. Just last August former UDA heavy John ‘Bonzer’ Borland was the victim of a point-blank assassination.

Boreland and fellow convicted criminal Andre “The Bookie’s Brigadier’ Shoukri were both kicked out of the mainstream UDA and were taken under the wing of the SEA Brigade, who had already split from the loyalist terror gang’s so-called ‘inner council’!

But the fact remains that the file of ‘get-away-with-it’ loyalist feud continues to grow, and the RUC/PSNI have still not charged anyone on the ‘loyalist feud’ with any paramilitary offences including membership of an illegal organistion? When this is quite the opposite on the republican side (political policing) comes to mind.

Meanwhile, the murders continue to grow, dating back to the UVF killing of Bobby Moffett on Belfast’s Shankill Road in May, 2010, and before that the shooting dead of UDA godfather Jim ‘Doris Day’ Gray in East Belfast in October 2005, among other blatant killings that are still on the books and still not solved.