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Saturday, October 27, 2012

LOVE IN A SCUM STATE


Random Official Takes It Upon Himself to Save N. Ireland from Gay Parents

Random Official Takes It Upon Himself to Save N. Ireland from Gay Parents
Northern Ireland’s High Court has ruled that a ban on gay couples in civil partnerships adopting children is unjustifiable but, throwing out all reason and scientific evidence to the contrary, the nation’s Health Minister is to appeal the case because he thinks the ruling is “not in the best interest” of vulnerable children.
Despite the rest of the United Kingdom having legalized joint adoption for same-sex couples, Northern Ireland’s law has clung to a provision barring unmarried couples from adopting.
Mr. Justice Seamus Treacy, in what has been hailed a landmark ruling, found that the current law “unjustifiably” targets those in civil partnerships by virtue of the fact that they simply cannot marry under current law.
“Not only do they suffer the same discrimination that unmarried opposite sex couples experience when applying to adopt jointly, they also suffer unjustifiable discriminatory treatment when compared against individual members of an opposite sex couple who can apply to adopt as an individual,” the judge is quoted as saying.
“This is despite the fact that the commitment evinced by choosing to enter a civil partnership ought to be similar to marriage in indicating the security of that relationship.”
Northern Ireland’s government has defended the law, in this suit brought by the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC), as being an overriding government concern for the best interests of child welfare.
However, Justice Treacy said he could find no basis for that contention.
The court concluded:
Adopting a child is no small undertaking. This is even more so nowadays when the profile of children who need adoptive families has changed dramatically.
[...]
A loving, permanent, stable home is infinitely preferable to growing up in care. The potential benefit to a child adopted in such circumstances is immeasurable. As well as a huge benefit to the child, these adopters also provide an invaluable service to the State. No relationship is perfect and while there are benefits to an adopted child in entering a relationship where a web of legal rights exists between the parents, that web is no guarantee of a lifelong, stable, committed relationship.
[...]
Issues relating to the sexual orientation, lifestyle, race, religion or other characteristics of the parties involved must of course be taken into account as part of the circumstances. But they cannot be allowed to prevail over what is in the best interests of the child.
The court did, however, give the government chance to appeal, and appeal Health Minister Edwin Poots has said he will do, albeit with a “heavy heart.” This is despite the fact that the ban has also been found to breach EU equality laws.
UTV Live News quotes Poots as saying he isn’t “convinced” gay couples adopting is in the best interest of the child, adding:
“The welfare of the child is the central tenet of the main body of children’s law in Northern Ireland- and this extends to adoption law. No-one has a right to adopt a child and, even when approved, prospective adoptive parents may or may not be deemed suitable to adopt a specific child – this relies solely on the best interests of that particular child being served by that arrangement.
Poots is unfortunately well known for his homophobic stances.
For instance, he has long maintained that Northern Ireland’s blanket ban on gay men donating blood should be allowed to stand despite a wealth of evidence saying that there is little substantiated risk in reducing or fully retiring the ban given the rigorous testing that is now in place.
Poots’ decision to waste yet more taxpayer money fighting joint adoption by gay couples has been slammed by local rights groups who say the court’s ruling is an important step in widening the pool of prospective parents for Northern Ireland’s population of children seeking care.


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BBC Groom Tory Hearts & Minds Perverting the Course of Justice in Ireland







The former head of the civil service, Lord O’Donnell has said recently, that it was wrong for Tory ministers to shift the blame onto their officials. This follows high profile cases of Tory ministers making "fall guys" of the civil service in two rather odious matters. Lord O'Donnell said, "What I think is self defeating, is attacking their own staff," he told the BBC Today Programme.


Following the revelations that the Department for Transport, botched a mainline train contract, sticking the taxpayer with a bill running into hundreds of millions of pounds, Theresa Villiers who was moved to being Vice royal in British Occupied Ireland. The Tories, after Richard Branson who had a bid rejected creating hell, u-turned on its decision to hand the contract to First Group over Virgin Trains after discovering "significant technical flaws" in how the franchise process was dealt with. The bill for the 'mistake' could cost £300m, with £225m wiped off FirstGroup’s shares. In a time of public spending cuts it should cost Villiers her job.

The former transport minister Theresa Villiers who was moved instead in the cabinet as Northern Ireland secretary or to be politically correct, the Vice royal of British Occupied Ireland. Ms Villiers is under intense pressure, to explain how she did not spot the unfolding mess. Villiers, who was trains minister at the time, will hope her time around the cabinet table to prevent her career being derailed after just two months passed the blame to the civil service. perhaps she took advice from another Tory cabinet colleague who also shifted the blame to the civil service.

Marian Price who has been politically interned without trial, received a full royal pardon (the “Royal Prerogative of Mercy”) when she was freed in 1980 after she appeared to be on the brink of death as a result of being tortured. Owen Paterson, who was Villier's predecessor who is also accused of Perverting the Course of Justice, said at the time, the pardon “cannot be located”  that it had been lost or shredded, by the civil service and that no copy exists.  Peter Corrigan, Marian''s Lawyer, told a public meeting in Belfast, that this was the only time in the entire history of the Royal Prerogative of Mercy, that a pardon has gone missing. The veteran Irish human rights campaigner Mgr. Raymond Murray said that “You can draw your own conclusions.”

Swearing to "incorrect and misleading information.....would appear to fall within the concept of perverting the course of justice" as Eamonn McCann the cross community civil rights activist wrote recently.These cases of Tory ministers passing the buck or perverting the course of justice, as the case may very well be, raises very serious issues, which should be the subject of immediate and searching inquiry at a highest level.

Owen Paterson and Theresa Villiers have been involved in the political internment the traditional Irish republican Marian Price because after the pardon was shredded, they now claim, she breached the terms of a non-existent licence on which she had been released in 1980 by Royal pardon, not on licence, and that neither have the authority to overrule a Royal pardon aside the accusation of Perverting the course of of Justice.


As McCann wrote, "there are many people - by no means all of them sympathetic to Price's politics - who are quite prepared to disbelieve this.Others will find it impossible to believe that a Secretary of State could supply incorrect and misleading information in a fraught and sensitive case. But, oh yes, they could as has been proven with other previous British ministers in British Occupied Ireland.

As a previous Labour Viceroyal Peter Hain scoffed, "It wouldn't have happened anywhere else in the UK". Right enough if it happened anywhere else besides British occupied Ireland both Villiers and Paterson, would be run out of public life besides serving very lengthy prison sentences. But as Eamon wrote, "this is wild and wacky Northern Ireland, where normal rules don't apply, where due process is optional and, at the whim of a politician, where anything goes." Perhaps these Tories have been watching too much of the BBC, for far too long.



Friday, October 26, 2012

MI5 BBC British Bugger Children Kincora Satinist Ring









Since the 1980s, the Kincora Scandal has been a taboo amongst Irish Republicans and Ulster Unionists alike; - WHY?




The reason is - both Republicans and Unionists have dirty linen, which they don't want the public to know about! The fact that the Kincora children were taken to Birr Castle in County Offaly ,(in the Irish Republic, an area controlled by the IRA) was a secret our so-called betters have tried to conceal these past 20years.
My source for this vital piece of information comes from Dr. Joan Coleman of RAINS , "Ritual Abuse Internet Networking Service" , SEE:OTTAWA RECOVERED MEMORY PAGE In a recent conversation with Dr Coleman , she confirmed to me that Colin Wallace knew about the Birr connection and that Wallace had informed a social worker of this vital fact.
NB. At some stage , I will post onto the internet all proof of correspondence from my sources which will support my information on the Kincora Scandal , the cover-up of the Rev Robert Bradford murder and the missing persons cover-ups by the RUC, Irish Police and politicians in Eire and the UK.
I much anticipated reading of Chris Moore's book , "The Kincora Scandal; political cover-up and intrigue in Ulster"; probably because it is banned for sale in the UK! I ordered it through Amazon .com ; that is the USA branch of Amazon.uk. It took at least 4 weeks to arrive and when the postman finally delivered it into my hands ,I thought that I was about to open a Pandora's Box of highly sensitive and hitherto unknown revelations involving the high and mighty in Ulster and British society! Sadly I was somewhat disappointed! I expected to read the names of many high and mighty people in British society , but alas no! Chris Moore describes very well the activities of the Born Again Christian, William McGrath but he patently fails to find out about and expose McGrath's visits to London and places outside of Belfast.He paints a sordid picture of a group of homosexuals abusing teenage boys . Kincora was much , much more than that! Who did McGrath meet in London, what was McGrath told by the his British handlers that made him a font of information . Indeed McGrath had been entrusted with very controversial information as to the direction that British and Irish politics would evolve in the future, especially around the policies of the developing European Super State! Many of McGrath's predictions have taken shape! He forecast that Unionist politicians would make decisions and take the Ulster Unionist people down roads which would have been hitherto unthinkable. When one thinks of David Trimble's political turnabout, one has to suspect that McGrath definitely had a crystal ball!
Chris describes the homosexual activities of McGrath, Mains and Semple but there was much more to the Kincora saga than just a group of homosexuals abusing teenage boys.Several things should have been investigated regarding Kincora!
(1) Have any of the boys who attended Kincora gone missing? ( Given that some of those at Kincora may not have had any relatives, there would be grounds here for concern)
(2) Was there a Satanic connection to the Kincora Scandal? (my source, who is a clergyman tells me there was!)
(3)Who were the two clergy who recommended William McGrath for the post of chief administrator at Kincora?

It should be noted , Birr Castle is the home of the 7th Earl of Rosse, who is Lord Snowden's stepbrother.(Lord Snowden is Princess Margaret's estranged husband) The castle was built in the 1600's and the 1st Earl of Rosse, Richard Parsons was one of the founder members of Irelands aristocratic Satanic cult, The Hellfire Club. Many of my cult sources inform me that Devilworship is hereditary ; handed down through the generations.
The Rocket Man Jack Parsons - related to the Birr family, was an associate of Aleister Crowley, and a prominent member of he OTO in the USA. Since the Ist Earl of Rosse in the 1600s, the Parsons family has spawned many prodigious offspring who excelled and were at the cutting edge of the sciences of astronomy, lense making, inventing the turbine engine and the development of the new concept of a solid fuel.for rockets in post the WW2 era. Werner Von Braun, the nazi rocket scientist who was brought to the USA and nutured by the Americans after WW2, said that Jack Parsons deserved most of the credit for the great advances in rocket technology for the NASA space program since the end of WW2!
Jack Parsons and the Fall Of Babalon

Jack Parsons
Simon Marsden - Leap Castle County Tipperary - Lady Rosse and the current owner Sean Ryan took a keen interest in the supernatural conditions, which exist within the castle! It seems the interest in the occult and supernatural is indeed intergenerational within the family of the Lords Rosse!
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Thought! - I have read many books and internet articles on the beliefs and the satanic practices of the elites and their secret societies and I have noticed that there is a more than average number of people in these families who have been at the cutting edges of the sciences! They have been the great inventors through the centuries whose discoveries have effected and changed, for good or ill, the politics and the international standing (power) of many nations, especially in Europe.
I would like to make a list of the great inventors who were members of high level (upper-class) occult esoteric secret societies! Leonardo D'Avinci, Boyle, Parsons - but a few spring to mind!
Question!~ Did they get their inspiration through ritual murder! When a human being witnesses a brutal killing ( the more bloody the better, according to Aleister Crowley in his Book of the Law The Book of the Law) it changes the human mind, the brain psychically and no doubt chemically to such a degree that the human part of the mind (conscience, compassion, love, consideration) is degraded and the result is a "person" who has no feelings whatsoever, cold as a fish! However, there is a "beneficial" aspect to such mind traumas! It clears the mind of all "clutter" and the mind becomes clearer and sees the world in a new vision -
The mind is illuminated - the new man -
The Born Again Man is Illuminati!

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Was McGrath's Tara Group used by the British MI5 and Army security for other purposes? The Tara Group was set up originally , according to McGrath , to act as a "Doomsday Resistance" organisation in the event of a British pull out of Ulster. Does this make any sense ? McGrath was being handled by the British MI5 but Tara was to resist the British and Irish in the event of a British pull out! It does not add up!
McGrath was supposedly opposed by the UVF and one of their suporters , Roy Garland tipped off the police about McGrath's homosexual activities at Kincora. However the question has to be asked; who were and are the real servants of the British MI5 and Conservative Party? Was it McGrath , or was it really the UVF?

Above: Colin Wallace (second from right) in the company of PM Ted Heath and high ranking military personel . Colin Wallace was described as a "potential" high flier and he rubbed shoulders with the rich and influencial in British military and political circles in the 1970s and 1980s.
Colin Wallace worked for British Military Intelligence , Misinformation and Psyops Dept , in the 1970s . Wallace was ordered by his superiors to investigate the Kincora Boys Home in east Belfast and the behaviour of William McGrath and the other staff members. The abusers were described in Chris Moore's and Paul Foot's books as homosexuals but there are others who would prefer to use the words "child abuse" when it comes to describing the activities of those involved in the Kincora Case. The names McGrath , Semple and Mains are widely known but it has become obvious that there are other names of powerful and well-known people who have connections with the Kincora saga and whose identities the so-called authorities have tried to keep secret since the scandal broke . One such person who has been reported to have visited Kincora is Ted Heath , the former Conservative MP and British PM.
Ref: IMF- Ted Heath visits Kincora!
Then theres this!

The Lord Louis Mountbatten - In the book ":War of the Windsors" by Lynn Picjnett, Clive Prince and Stephen Prior -
- claims Mountbatten was involved in the Kincora child abuse scandal!
http://www.picknettprince.com/books/warofthewindsors/windsors.htm
Most of our supposedly ancient superstitions are no older than my patio doors -Times Online
UK Indymedia - Lord Mountbatten linked to Kincora child abuse ring
This ties in with my information from my source Dr Joan Coleman - (See above) - Mountbatten was related to the Parsons family - the Earls of Rosse at Birr Castle County Offaly.
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Another name is that of John McKeague , a well known homosexual and a member of a protestant paramilitary group called The Red Hand Commandos . McKeague was associated with McGrath and TARA but there is little mention of McKeague's connections to Kincora and whether or not he was a visitor to the boys home . There obviously was a connection , as out-lined on page 142 in Paul Foot's book , "Who framed Colin Wallace". Foot says that there was a connection between the murder of a ten year old boy called Brian McDermott in 1973 and John McKeague . It was believed that there were sexual and witchcraft connections to the murder of Brian McDermott whose body was dismembered and then burnt before being thrown into the River Lagan .

The 1973 murder of Brian McDermott.
Innocent 10 year-old Brian McDermott ;
may his killers be sent to hell where they so obviously belong!
 "Disappeared off the face of the earth!"
Irelands most controversial book!
More controversial than "Who framed Colin Wallace"by Paul Foot!
More controversial than "The Kincora Scandal" by Chris Moore!
Mc Keague was arrested in 1973 for paramilitary activities and he boasted from prison at that time that he would not be prosecuted because "he knows too much about some people"! McKeague was later killed in very unusual circumstances and when one considers the boast which he made when he was in prison, one begins to consider the possibility that there was indeed a "witchcraft" connection to Kincora and powerful people connected to it. One begins to consider the possibility that McKeague was silenced because he knew too much about the activities of powerful people! My own testimony relating to the murder of Rev Robert Bradford bears strong similarities . Rev Roy Magee ,( whom I have on audio tape) , told me that Rev Bradford was murdered because he found out about "the activities of the rich and powerful "in Ulster loyalist circles.
Read "The Story of Jacque" on this site! The Story of Jacque
Foot does not go into much detail on the subject of witchcraft involvement in Ulster and brushes aside the allegations of satanic ritual murder in the case of Brian McDermott and explains it as a case of an "individual sadist" taking his pleasure with an innocent boy. He also says that in Wallace's own admission , he , Colin Wallace and members of the Psyops group based in Lisburn were responsible for planting witchcraft paraphernalia in various locations around Ulster to give the impression that devil worshippers were active in the areas. This was , according to Foot , a deliberate rouse at classic disinformation to discredit Republicans . When one considers the locations of the "witchy" sites where animals were discovered skinned and dismembered , one wonders if the Repubican excuse was a valid one. The sites were located in Antrim town , a largely loyalist town and in Coleraine , another loyalist town. Recently , Rev Roy Magee told me that animals, which had been used in a satanic ritual , were found at the Tower near Newtownards in County Down , another loyalist area. Foot has either missed the real plot and the true reasons for the enormous cover-up in the Kincora case or he has deliberately and purposely discounted and denigrated the satanic allegations , reducing them to the level of fairy tale and "those things dont really happen" scenarios!
No one wants to talk about Kincora anymore , and it is exceptionally difficult to get new information on this British taboo subject published in the press . There can be no doubt whatsoever ; the truth of the Kincora Boys Home has been suppressed by powerful people in Ulster and in London but there is also a deafening silence coming from the Republicans ( the IRA activists and those who determine their policy in the Republic ) on this very subject.
It is my contention that when the truth becomes known about what happened at Kincora , to Brian McDermott and possibly other children in this case , it will clearly show that both British and Republican communities are deeply involved in the practice of witchcraft , SRAbuse and devil worship involving human sacrifice!
"Who Framed Colin Wallace", by Paul Foot
Kincora and the UVF connection:
The Born again Christians

At the same time that McGrath was abusing teenage boys at Kincora, the greater atrocity of The Shankill Butcher Murders was unfolding.In May 1977,Gerard McLaverty was abducted by the UVF Butcher Gang on the Cliftonville Road, Belfast.
This is a very important point: "McLaverty claimed that the UVF Butchers said that , quote ,"they were from the RUC"! Unquote. This should be kept in mind when one explores fully the implications of the Kincora Scandal and The Shankill Butcher Murders!!




McLaverty was taken to an unused doctors surgery on the Shankill Road , where both his wrists were slit longwise ! Why? McLaverty's blood was drained from him. ? Why was McLaverty not butchered in the fashion of previous victims? Is it possible that they wanted the blood only to be used in a Black Mass?
When the UVF Shankill Butchers thought that Mc:Laverty was dead , they dumped his body in an alleyway.Unfortunately for the UVF Butchers , McLaverty was not dead. Barely alive he was found later and taken to hospital where he stayed for six days in intensive care. When he recovered , he identified 8 members of The UVF Shankill Butcher Gang and they were arrested later.
One of those arrested was Bobby (Basher) Bates, who was to supposedly hear Gods word and become a Born Again Christian. The question I would like to ask is; was Bates a Born Again Christian before he was caught? I say that he was!!!!
Basher Bates was murdered himself by another loyalist , the son of one of Bates's victims in later years.
In Martin Dillon's book "The Shankill Butchers", he points out that the same RUC detectives were responsible for the coverup of certain documents relating to the investigations into both the Kincora Case and in the Shankill Butcher murders cases!
Black Magic and Dirty Tricks


Satanists, the Gentry and the Freemasons.
Human sacrifice has been a terrible reality for possibly as long as man has existed on this world! The upper classes have brainwashed the naive and gullible masses into believing that these sort of things only happen in books and myths. History shows us that the aristocracy , especially those with old Norman roots, have been the pioneers and subsequently those with the greatest knowledge in the studies of these dark arts and forbidden knowledge! The old Norman Knights Templars, are believed to have been aristocratic devilworshippers. The Templars went to the Holy lands during the Crusades wars between the European Christians and the Saracens to search for "The Arch of the Covenent". They believed that the Arch held magical powers and those who had possession of it would be the recipients of great power and knowledge. In the middle ages , the Templars were seen as heretics and worshippers of the devil and were persecuted by the Spanish Inquisition and were bannished from most European countries for the exception of Portugal and Scotland. It is believed that the Knights Templars resurfaced in Scotland in its new guise of the Freemasons. In later years many prominent Lords and gentry , again descendents of the old Norman aristocracy, became leading figures in the Freemasons! One prime example was; in 1725 ,Richard Parsons , 1st Earl of Rosse was Grand Master of Ireland's Freemasons . At the same instance , Richard Parsons was also one of the founder members of Ireland's aristocratic Satanist cult , The Hellfire Club! Co-incidence?? I don't think so!!!!




Kincora Scandal by Chris Moore

Thursday, October 25, 2012

REILLY IS A CRIMINAL


Reilly is Breaking the Law

category national | disability issues | news report author Thursday October 25, 2012 11:55author by BrianClarkeNUJ - AllVoices Report this post to the editors
Breaking the Law Is Criminal
Minister for Health James Reilly is breaking the law and rejecting international human rights principles by failing to remove an upper age limit for an allowance to people with disabilities, according to a report by Ombudsperson Emily O’Reilly.
REILLY THE CRIMINAL
REILLY THE CRIMINAL
Minister for Health James Reilly is breaking the law and rejecting international human rights principles, by failing to remove an upper age limit for an allowance to people with disabilities, according to a report by Ombudsperson Emily O’Reilly.

She says it, “raises fundamental questions about the strength of our commitment to international human rights norms.

The continued failure of the department to tackle this issue, suggests it has a very weak sense of the importance of supporting human rights principles and indeed, a very weak sense of the rule of law and of its obligation to act in accordance with the law.'

Ms O’Reilly further said, “I have sympathy for the Government and the rest of us who are about to come under the cosh with €3.5 billion reduction in terms of the money that can be spent on public services but I think it is simply unacceptable for the State to act outside the law.

I think basically they are trying to string this out. They have to remove the cap.”

Ms O’Reilly also said, that when the scheme was originally introduced in 1979 the upper age limit was legal, however when the Equal Status Act became legislation in 2000, the State could no longer discriminate on grounds of age.The report also says the O'Reilly's department, has been operating a scheme for the past 12 years, on the basis of a condition that was illegal and that it has known to be illegal for the past four years. Despite having agreed last year to remove the upper age limit from the scheme, it failed to do so. As a consequence, it has knowingly allowed the scheme to continue in operation on the basis of an illegality.
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Reilly's Latest Cuts!

Padraig Harrington Keeps Irish Magic Going Wins PGA Grand Slam



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Padraig Harrington, Ireland's three-time major champion,wins PGA Grand Slam the event for the season’s major champions on his third try .

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“I think we haven’t had a win in a long time and I’ve got to tell you, they don’t come around anywhere near as often as you believe they come around and when you win, you make sure you enjoy it. It was unfinished business for me, having lost in two playoffs. It was nice to come back and win it now. Yeah, it feels good. I haven’t won in a while, so you know, it’s nice. Winning is a habit and it’s nice to do it.”
The Irishman had been scheduled to play the BMW Masters in Shanghai this week. He became only the second European to win this event, joining Ian Woosnam in 1991. While Simpson lost ground after the turn and never caught up, despite a bogey-free 65 that left him one shot behind. Masters champion Bubba Watson, whose four birdies were offset by two bogey and a double bogey, had a 71. He tied for third with Keegan Bradley, who had a 67. Bradley replaced PGA champion Rory McIlroy, who is playing in Shanghai.
Webb Simpson said, “I had some good looks and played them even, and he played them 3 under,” Simpson said. “I had two putts I hit in a row that were a foot out. The ball is in the middle and you think it’s going to stay straight. Kind of gut-wrenching those two holes, to have those looks and thinking I’m making birdie.”
With Shane Lowry recently winning the Open in Portugal and Rory McIlroy repeating Graham McDowell's feat of winning the US Open, taking him to the World's Number  One Spots, Irish Golf is producing phenomenal results for a  country and island of its size.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Irish Foreign Affairs Minister to Accept Parliamentary Report on Marian Price



Irish Foreign Affairs Minister to Accept Parliamentary Report on Marian Price

category international | rights and freedoms | news report author Thursday October 18, 2012 12:21author by BrianClarkeNUJ - AllVoices Report this post to the editors
Marian Price Irish Parliamentary Visit
Irish Foreign Affairs Minister to Accept Parliamentary Report of Group Visit to Marian Price

According to the Irish Times of 18/10/12
Irish Parliamentary Group Visit to Marian Price
Irish Parliamentary Group Visit to Marian Price
Irish Foreign Affairs Minister to accept Parliamentary report of Group Visiting Marian Price

According to the Irish Times of 18/10/12

"The Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore said he would accept a report from an Oireachtas group planning to visit jailed republican Marian Price in two weeks.

Ms Price was detained in May 2011, after the licence on which she had been released in 1980 for IRA bombings in London was revoked.

Mr Gilmore said he had raised the case with former secretary of state for Northern Ireland Owen Paterson on several occasions and, more recently, with the current holder of the office, Theresa Villiers.

“The Taoiseach also took the opportunity to raise the matter with secretary of state Villiers when he met her on October 2nd,” Mr Gilmore added.

“I will continue to raise this case with the British government and to convey my concerns, which are shared by all sides of this House, to them and to relevant Northern Ireland authorities.”

Mr Gilmore was replying to ULA TD Clare Daly, who said the treatment of Ms Price had been deemed to be tantamount to torture by the UN.

“Her medical treatment is not the best and does not adhere to various standards,” she added.

Ms. Daly said she was “an extremely ill woman who represents no danger to the public whatsoever and the longer she is incarcerated in solitary confinement and denied the support she needs, the worse her condition will get”.

Ms Daly suggested that Mr Gilmore join a number of TDs who are planning to visit Ms Price in two weeks.

Mr Gilmore said he was aware a parliamentary group intended to visit her and he would be happy to hear a report when it returned."
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SONG FOR MARIAN PRICE


author by BrianClarkeNUJ - AllVoicespublication date Mon Oct 22, 2012 15:28Report this post to the editors
#MarianPrice #freemarianprice

On the same day the Parker report was published on 2 March 1972, the United Kingdom Prime Minister stated in Parliament, that its torture techniques in British Occupied Ireland would not be used ever again in future. The Prime Minister's statement, directives expressly prohibiting the use of the techniques, whether singly or in combination, were then issued to their forces by the Government.

At a hearing before British Courts on 8 February 1977, the British Attorney-General declared that the 'five techniques' would not in any circumstances be reintroduced either collectively or individually.

The Irish Government referred to the Commission of International Human Rights in Strasbourg, cases of persons submitted to the five techniques during interrogation, at the unidentified centre or centres between 11 and 17 August 1971.

In a recent article SPOOKY BIZARRE BRITISH SECRET EXPERIMENTS the details of the torture of Marian Price were covered, which clearly demonstrates the British have broken their promises and undertakings to the international community with regard to their torture. They have also re-introduced internment without trial in various disguise.

The Republic of Ireland v. The United Kingdom

Before the European Court of Human Rights

18 January 1978

The British Government introduced special powers of arrest and detention without trial, which were widely known as internment without trial.The Government of the Republic of Ireland brought an application before the Commission of International Human Rights in Strasbourg (ii) that various interrogation practices--in particular the so-called 'five techniques', which included wall- standing, hooding and deprivation of sleep and food--and other practices to which suspects were subjected amounted to torture and inhuman or degrading treatment contrary to Article 3...The Commission unanimously found that the five techniques did constitute a practice of torture and that other practices amounted to inhuman and degrading treatment
marian price


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author by Not convinced.publication date Mon Oct 22, 2012 22:22Report this post to the editors
what about Marion's war on britain????? Which did rather include the use of high explosives......
author by BrianClarkeNUJ - AllVoicespublication date Wed Oct 24, 2012 05:14Report this post to the editors
Yes, you are correct, in that almost 40 years ago she participated in the Old Bailey bombing in London. However I believe context is important, as I believe the article below demonstrates. Marian as a teenager participated in the peaceful demonstrations of the Irish Civil Rights movement, an extension of Martin Luther King's peaceful campaign for civil rights in the United Stares.

Both were attacked by reactionary fascist forces, culminating in the assassination of King, with the Irish peaceful demonstration attacked by the British Army, resulting in the murder of 13 of Marian's peaceful fellow demonstrators. This action coupled with interment without trial of all peaceful dissident voices, resulted in further reactionary violence from the Provisional IRA.

Now its very easy for us in the comfort of hindsight or removed from the first hand experience of watching human blood flow on the streets, to condemn activity at this time. Most people do however, totally overlooking the injustice that breeds all of this violence. There are many people who call for peace, without working for the justice that underpins, any realistic long term peace. This is as shallow and insincere as your average modern self-centered, selfish in the extreme, consumer.

Bearing in mind that opinions are like arseholes and everyone has got, It is my humble opinion, that those participating in militant action, have a moral duty to explore all alternatives, before resorting to violence. It is very difficult for me to encourage younger acivists to explore the concept, that the pen is mightier than the sword, with the extent of British sponsored censorship currently in Ireland. It is also very difficult for the likes of me, to encourage the possibilities of traditions of community consciousness, rather than organized, exclusive based rules, to get where freedom loving people like Marian want to go, who are interned without trial in British secret courts by British secret services, under the cloak of Her Majesty's Official Secret's Act, in British Occupied Ireland.

Marian has said it herself. If the British are have something to charge her with, let them do it in open court, before her peers, she will accept their verdict. So far judges have thrown out the British charges against her twice and she was pardoned for her 'violence' of almost 40 years ago as witnessed by the leader of Ireland's largest spiritual community. It is vindictive to torture, intern and censor her. Any reasonable minded person would agree, in the context of contemporary Ireland, that Marian's internment for activity 40 year ago, does not serve the interests of either justice or peace in Ireland.

Many people like myself, who do not agree with the tactics of even IRPWA, never the less understand, where internment without trial is leading. It has been tried in very decade since the formation of the two current scum states of schizophrenic ireland. I believe there are non violent alternatives to freedom and justice in Ireland but not many young, impatient, abused, people are going to listen to me, with the current political reality of social and neo-colonial state violence, exerted on the Irish community, whether it's internment or political policing in both parts of Ireland. This ultimately is a class struggle against contemporary, creeping, fascism.

Old Bailey bomber ashamed of Sinn Fein
Suzanne Breen

A well-dressed, articulate, middle-aged woman, Marian Price wouldn't look out of place on a Sinn Féin negotiating team meeting Tony Blair or Bertie Ahern.

But she'd face jail and hunger-strike all over again rather than take part:"I would be ashamed to be on any delegation to Downing Street given what’s on the table. The only reason for going there should be to negotiate the freedom of our country.

"If I went to agree to British rule, restoring Stormont, or signing up to a partitionist police force, I'd hope at least to have the decency to hang my head in shame."

The last time Price visited London was to blow it up. With her sister Dolours and Gerry Kelly, now a Sinn Féin negotiator, she was part of an 11-strong IRA unit which in March 1973 planted bombs at the Old Bailey, New Scotland Yard, Whitehall, and the British Forces Broadcasting Office.

They were arrested attempting to fly home from Heathrow Airport. A 200-day hunger-strike and force-feeding regime made the sisters household names. "I did what I believed in," Price says. "Nothing Provisional IRA or Sinn Féin leaders do can denigrate that.

"But I'm very angry when I see so much has been sacrificed for so little. All these lives have been lost - IRA volunteers, civilians, policemen, British soldiers - and for what? If this is what they’re settling for, we all could have joined the SDLP back then."

Price (50) came from a staunch republican family in west Belfast. She believes IRA membership is too often explained away as an emotional response to events: "I made an ideological choice to join. It wasn't a reaction to Bloody Sunday, internment or anything else."

Her childhood ambition was to be a nurse. She left school with a string of 'O' and 'A' levels and secured one of only five places on a course at the Royal Victoria Hospital. She denies there was a huge contradiction between IRA membership and nursing.

"One day, a wounded British soldier was brought into casualty. He was wearing a dirty vest. He looked frightened. I felt very sorry for him. That night, I told my comrades and one joked that I should have finished him off.

"I asked why on earth I'd do that. He was no longer a soldier, he'd been taken out of the battlefield. He was a patient now, I'd have no difficulty looking after him."

The bombing mission was the Provisional IRA's first to England. The idea and planning came from the sisters. Price travelled on the Dublin-Liverpool ferry with one of the four car bombs which was then driven to London.

Did she never consider the morality of planting bombs in densely populated areas?: "The warnings given were twice as long as in Belfast. That was a conscious decision because we knew the English lacked experience of evacuation. We didn't want civilian casualties, from a moral or pragmatic viewpoint."

Yet there were casualties. Two bombs were defused but those at the Old Bailey and Whitehall exploded, injuring 200 people, mainly with flying glass. Price expresses regret but says the injuries "weren’t intentional".

"I've never had a sleepless night over anything I've done as an IRA volunteer. Bombs are weapons of war. Western states have used them far more brutally than we ever did.

"George Bush and Tony Blair send other people's sons out to die without ever venturing onto the battlefield themselves. They drop far bigger bombs from B52s on women and children and they don't give any warnings at all." Price is an atheist: "When I look around the world, I think if there’s a God, he's a bad God."

After her arrest at Heathrow, she was interrogated for five days. "I was stripped in the police station and given a grey blanket to wear. I was embarrassed because there were a lot of policemen about and I was sexually innocent.

"They used no physical violence but I wasn't let sleep once. The lights were kept on in my cell and the police were there at all times. If I started to doze off, they clapped their hands."

She remained remarkably unfazed: "I remember a detective saying to me, ‘I bet your mother will be proud of you' and I thought 'yes, she will be very proud of me'. My father was on a bombing mission to England in the forties, so it was a family tradition."

The sisters were charged and moved to Brixton prison. They were strip-searched daily and locked 23-hours a day in cells where again the lights were permanently on.

As a 19-year-old facing potential life imprisonment in England, wasn’t she depressed?:"It never entered my head. I'd known what I believed in and the risks involved.

"My mother, her sisters, and my granny had been in Cumann na mBan. My Aunt Bridie was badly injured lifting an IRA arms dump in the 30s. It exploded and she lost her hands and sight. She was 26.

"When we were growing up, it was never a case of 'poor Bridie'. We were just proud of her sacrifice. She came home from hospital to a wee house with an outside toilet, no social worker, no disability allowance, and no counselling. She just got on with it."

Price claims that during their 1973 trial, the bombers learned they had been compromised by a high-placed informer in Belfast who knew all the details but didn't take part in the operation.

"It emerged in court that customs at Liverpool realised one of the cars had false number plates. They phoned Scotland Yard but were told to wave it through.

"The authorities allowed the bombs to happen. They had details of the operation in advance that could only have come from a senior figure in Belfast. We learned that photos of Dolours and I had been circulated at airports and ports across Britain nine hours before the bombs exploded,”
says Price.

She claims that during the trial they agreed it would be less damaging for the IRA if they appeared "young, stupid and incompetent", rather than publicly exposing an informer. She claims to know the identity of the alleged informer whom, she says, remains in a leadership position.

The Price sisters, Gerry Kelly and Hugh Feeney went on hunger-strike in Brixton prison in November 1973 as part of a campaign to be repatriated to serve their sentences in Northern Ireland.

"Four male prison officers tie you into the chair so tightly with sheets you can't struggle," says Price. "You clench your teeth to try to keep your mouth closed but they push a metal spring device around your jaw to prise it open.

"They force a wooden clamp with a hole in the middle into your mouth. Then, they insert a big rubber tube down that. They hold your head back. You can't move.

"They throw whatever they like into the food mixer - orange juice, soup, or cartons of cream if they want to beef up the calories. They take jugs of this gruel from the food mixer and pour it into a funnel attached to the tube.

"The force-feeding takes 15 minutes but it feels like forever. You're in control of nothing. You're terrified the food will go down the wrong way and you won't be able to let them know because you can't speak or move. You're frightened you'll choke to death."

Price was force-fed 400 times over six months. "I knew nothing about force-feeding beforehand," says Price. "I thought it was like when you hold a baby's nose and put a spoon in its mouth. Ignorance was bliss."

After the sisters went on hunger-strike, the British Home Office dispatched eminent psychiatrist Peter Scott to examine them. "He said he’d been sent to certify us so we could be force-fed. He left saying we knew exactly what we were doing and the problem was we were too sane,”
Price says.

They built a good rapport with Dr Ian Blythe, the prison doctor: "He called us 'my girls'. As the hunger-strike went on, he arm-wrestled with us, pretending it was a game but really testing us to see how much we were weakening."

Dolours was first to be force fed, three weeks into the hunger-strike. "I met her in the exercise yard afterwards. She was in a terrible state. She said it she couldn't go through that again. I told her she didn't have to, she could come off the hunger-strike immediately, but I'd stay on.

"She said we'd come off together or not at all. She was much braver than me because she was so much more afraid of force-feeding yet she didn't give in." Two days later, Marian was force-fed.

While Dolours endured the procedure once a day, Marian suffered it twice daily because she vomited so often afterwards. "I always threw up when they pulled the tube out of my stomach. It was vile. I would be exhausted afterwards but you couldn't even lie in bed in your cell in privacy because the screws came in with you.

"Sometimes when they arrived to force feed me, I would struggle; other times I didn't have the energy to fight. The low point was having no control over your weight. But not for one minute did I think of giving up. They were never, ever going to break me."

One day, a doctor put the tube into Price's lung, not her stomach, and water flooded in. "I felt like I was drowning. I passed out. They carried me back to my cell. The doctors were standing over me when I came round. If had been food, not water in the tube, it would have killed me. The medical and prison staff told the authorities they wouldn't force feed me again."

A fortnight after that incident in May 1974, the hunger-strike ended and a deal was reached. The sisters were moved to Armagh prison the following March.

The British Home Secretary, Roy Jenkins, was loathed by republicans for his treatment of the hunger-strikers. Price says she doesn't hate him: "He was caught up in the politics of the situation. He followed orders. I once asked the psychiatrist Peter Scott who knew him to invite him to Brixton to visit us. He said he wouldn't come because if he met us, he’d want to send us home."

Price was freed after five years in Armagh jail, suffering from anorexia and tuberculosis. Ten-and-a-half stone when she was arrested, she left prison half that weight.

On release from jail, she says she was in no physical or mental state to rejoin the IRA and had no interest in a Sinn Féin career: "I like politics but not politicians. To be a politician, you must be a liar and a hypocrite."

Still, she was initially positive about Sinn Féin's rise, believing it would strengthen the IRA campaign: "I remember watching TV as Sinn Féin swept down the stairs in Belfast City Hall with Tricolour ribbons and champagne after an election victory.

"My father was disgusted. He pointed to Gerry Adams and said, 'I've been around longer than you, that boy will sell you out'. I told him to give Sinn Féin a chance. I was wrong."

From 1994, Price had "serious concerns" about the leadership's political direction but "loyalty to the movement" kept her quiet. Eventually, she spoke at one 'republican family' meeting in west Belfast, expressing doubts. A senior IRA member visited her home: "He told me what I was saying wasn't appreciated and he'd shot people for less."

She claims the republican movement underwent a transformation: "People began to make financial gain from the movement. Those who had never worked a day in their lives, now had better homes, cars, and holidays than their neighbours.

"It used to be what you could do for the movement, now it's what the movement can do for you. In the past, to be a republican brought financial hardship. But that was okay because to be a republican was to be something special. You knew you were right."

Price says that while the peace process has secured "a measure of equality" for Catholics, a British withdrawal and the ending of partition is further away than ever.

Five years ago, she joined the 32 County Sovereignty Movement which security sources say is the Real IRA's political wing, a claim the group denies. She says her military days are over but she won't condemn others "for doing what I did myself".

She claims 'armed struggle' is morally justified "while the British occupy part of this country". The Real IRA has proved itself incapable of waging a sustained campaign against the state and lacks popular support. Physical force republicanism has never been weaker in recent decades.

Price refuses to recognise 'armed struggle' is now pointless: "Sometimes it’s necessary to do something just to let it be known there are people out there who don't accept the status quo.

"Being a minority of a minority is nothing new for republicans. You don’t join for an easy life or to be popular. As a child, I remember 50 people at an Easter parade on the Falls Road."

Despite everything, she has no regrets: "Disappointments maybe. I’m disappointed in Gerry Kelly. I expected more of him but I'd never detract from the physical bravery he showed. Gerry Adams and I were once friends. We certainly aren't now. He may have difficulty admitting his IRA past but I'm very, very proud of mine." 
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