Saturday, 6 September 2014

SAOIRSE Phuk the Begrudgers !

This fucked up version of the song, Kevin Barry, with all Cohen's bollix and despite his ignorance of detail before the song, is still for some unknown reason, my favourite version. Leonard Cohen was one of my favourite singers when I was drinking. He can be as depressive as fuck but then it took me years after I stopped, to realize that alcohol is a depressant. I remember roaring at some friends after I stopped, how the fuck do you enjoy life in Ireland without drinking, and maybe that has something to do with leaving, going to a tropical island, where there is far more sun. When it rains, the heavens open in the monsoon season and it gets it over and done with. None of this pissin around with endless days of soft fuckin rain and dark clouds, that seems to permeate the soul when it drags on.

Well sex is one of the joys of life without drink and I don't do things by half, so it was here we go, phukit.I was no sooner off the plane, than I ordered a business lady. Something I have done thousands of times, since I first stopped drinking. Now before all you born again Irish virgins, start pointing your squeaky, clean, virgin, fingers at me, spare a thought for the poor devil, who's trying to chat up a woman, in the early years of sobriety, having previously always used the lubricant qualities of alcohol all his life in the process. It takes a while, to get the hang of it, especially with the impatient fecker packin in your pants. Anyway she arrived at my bedroom in the airport courtesy of a taxi but the Spirit bless her, she was awful skinny and I thought to myself, that poor woman might have AIDs. So i never got round to the dirty deed, paid her anyway and tried as diplomatically as I could, to make excuses.

Well the game was on, no half measures now as they say, so I got a taxi into the island's most craven arse town this side of the equator that night, and I asked him to drop me off, at the wildest sex bar the town had to offer. Now before I describe things further, you need to give me a bit of poetic licence here, as Irish Blog is already censored for all sorts of political reasons, without giving them the excuse of porn, so I will do the best I can.I might also at this point add, that my best friend is an Englishman down here, who's a bit of a prick sometimes but he's alright.

We made a feature film together, which won the International Australian Film Festival and we've worked on others unscripted and spontaneous since, along the lines of trainspotting, about boiler rooms in various parts of the world. I would also add, that no one in real life, in any of these films, ever had, hand act or part, in anything criminal or participate in anything, whatsoever, remotely related with Irish republicanism. Let that disclaimer be absolutely clear to everybody, because many will try to discredit, but as my favourite drinking toast used to say, fuck the begrudgers. This is a clip from one of them;

Well to get back to the bar, the place was rockin and I mean rockin. People have many concepts of freedom or as they say "one man's meat is another man's poison,' but in my book, freedom is freedom, and naturally, that goes for women too. There was an exotic form of female flesh on stage, playing with herself with all sorts of sexual toys, that this former Catholic altar boy, never saw before, and she was givin it stick, like the hammers of hell. The place was filled with poles and human flesh writhing and clinging on them, in apparent passionate ecstasy. There were tongues being suckin diesel in all sots of orifices, that even I, could never have imagined, up to that point in my life, despite the creative attributes of the alcoholic imagination.

There were also of course, the female hustlers and there was so much decadent flesh on offer, that I just simply couldn't decide on one, so I settled just for a simple sandwich for starters. Now a sandwich for the uninitiated, is a sexual threesome of many different formations, which in this instance, was two exceptionally brazen bitches, not particularly "politically correct" I hear you say, but then the path to wisdom, can often be the way of excess, well that's my excuse anyway. I mean if you're fighting for freedom, it's a good idea, you have it grounded in some form of experience and reality, not just some hazy political concept. That's not just my opinion, that is my experience. 

Well I'm starting to ramble again, so before I bore you today, I'll take a break and come back to this experience, hopefully soon again. But before I do, let me say to all the God fearing christians in Belfast, before they go on about exploiting the women, they were using me, while apart from the good money I spent, they were sitting on top of me later together, both on my face and nether region later on that night, with a bottle in one hand and a spliff in the other, seriously using and abusing my frail body. So up your's Mrs Robinson!

Below is a link to an article, in today's Irish Times, which prompted this article, to try give another side to 'sobriety,' which has been generally een particularly joyous for me. 

10 years of sobriety: what I’ve learned about Irish male emotions

Friday, 5 September 2014


ROTHSHITES & GOBSHITES - Indymedia Ireland:


The article above was censored by what purports to be Indymedia Ireland, along with another recent article. Both articles are included below. This censorship of two factual articles, is an example of what is really happening under the guise of a failed Peace Process in Ireland, where fascism hides it's ugly face, even in what is known worldwide as Indymedia. I have my articles published worldwide in all of Indymedia outlets, in every country except Ireland. I'm sure fair minded people who read the articles, can come to their own conclusions about how little freedom there is any part of Ireland even those, who wear a liberal mask. Decide for yourself but meantime I brand this excuse for a free press as the Presstitutes of Indymedia Ireland

Senior Pentagon Official ;

“No, we give the European political leaders bagfuls of money. They are for sale, We bought them. They report to us.” Perhaps this explains Tony Blair’s $50 million fortune one year out of office."

We've suspected this for years in Ireland. Why else would Ireland and Britain's health systems, our national assets, built over many generations, with taxpayers contributions, change to U.S. private interests, the very same U.S. private interests which cannot provide proper health care to ordinary Americans. Why else would Shannon Airport, in a supposedly a supposedly neutral country, be handed over for NATO use?

We now have the story above, straight from the horse's mouth of the Pentagon, spilling the beans. Every Irish and European leader and past ministers alive, should be questioned and interrogated on this article, but the mainstream presstitute, whores, won't do it. They'll be allowed to walk away with the money as usual no questions asked.

Colonization was the theft of resources in places like Ireland, the only difference today, is a name change. Resources worldwide are now stolen through the IMF and corporations. Colonization is more prevalent than ever, with none of the wealth shared by average citizens, of even the wealthier states. Everyone is now colonized, enforced by police states, impoverished and brainfilthed by mainstream corporate whore houses of political porn.

How strange then, that Irish people who claim, they would do anything for their children, while at the same time selling out their country, that will be barely inhabitable for the their children. Scameron's other island of Orangemen, Blueshirts and Sellouts.


It's more than 16 years now, since I left Ireland, the last time. It was after the Bad Friday Agreement, trying to settle the ongoing war in British Occupied Ireland. Chatting with some republican friends of mine about Ireland, post agreement, we agreed that the Brits strategy, would likely be, to organize numerous Kitsonian counter gangs, all over Ireland, to create chaos and division and hence Brit MI5 and MI6 control over the population. I realized that such a place was no place for truth tellers or freedom. I had a few bob from a couple of insurance accident cases and decided phukit. Now many will say, for someone claiming to be an Irish Republican, this is not very patriotic, but I love life, particularly the joys of life, and in that sense I am quite selfish.

Now for all you career Irish revolutionaries, who carry the immortal bloodline of the rebel sons of the Gael, before you crucify me, you need to remember the bigger picture in Ireland at this time. It was the time of  the Rothshite Anglo Irish bank and Ireland's family silver being sold. It was the time of gobbledegook and Tony Blair, with his Irish players of spin. As  one senior Pentagon official recently put it recently “Money, we give them money.” “Foreign aid?” “No, we give the European political leaders bagfuls of money. They are for sale. We bought them. They report to us.” Where did Tony Blair’s $50 million fortune one year out of office come from?. Where did the private fortunes of so many Irish politicians, involved with Anglo Irish, Shannon Airport and the Bad Friday Agreement get their wealth?

Another important reason I left Ireland, is that in the event of what now appears to be a now likely nuclear event in Europe, whether it be micro nuclear war heads or what, I don't know, I believe Ireland will be a prime logistical nuclear target. Like Anglo Irish, the North,  the elite politicians sold out on the use of Shannon Airport, they made neutral Ireland, a primary nuclear target,  as is the case in British Occupied Ireland, for maritime reasons.

Britain's primary asset to the Pentagon and its own maritime strength are its numerous, Island bases dotted around the world, like Gibraltar, the Malvinas and Ireland, etc., guarding its anus along with Scotland. As in the second World War, the British have always relied on maritime power for both offensive and defensive purposes. This is why, they are clinging on for dear life in Ireland, and why their  history says, they will never respect a Yes vote for Scottish Independence. It rains a lot in Ireland and as  Bob Dylan sang "a hard rain's goin to fall," on both Shannon Airport and British Occupied Ireland. Not a place for someone who loves freedom and is greedy about the joys of life by any means. Perhaps I'll get around to tellin' you about the joys of Phukit, sooner rather than later.

Yet another reason for leaving, was that I had the agony and ecstasy of fathering, a beautiful daughter, who is ninth of my 10 children, by 5 mothers, who in this instance happened to be German. Her Grandfather soldiered with Rommel in the second World War or at least that is my excuse of why it didn't work out. Of course there are several sides to it, I was then 10 years a sober alcoholic and with the benefit of hindsight and now 27 years sobriety, I realize, like the old saying goes, the truth is rarely pure and never simple. I really wanted it to work, primarily for my daughter's sake but reluctantly, I now accept that perhaps it was better that way. Acceptance is easier said, than done though, but fortunately I had then, as I have now, the Big Spirit to help me. There were also other reasons why I left that I will perhaps explain again.

Thursday, 4 September 2014


Premier Cumeron

We shall go on to the end. We shall nuke in Ukraine, we shall nuke on the seas and oceans, we shall nuke with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall nuke on the bitches, we shall nuke on the landing grounds, we shall nuke in the fields and in the streets, we shall nuke in the hills; we shall never surrender,

President Obuma

I say to you today, my NUTO pussies, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a nightmare. It is a nightmare deeply rooted in the American nightmare. I have a nightmare that one day NUTO will rise up and live out the true meaning of its greed: We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created greedy. I have a nightmare that one day on the red hills of Russia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together and feast at the Trough of Pigs.


2014  - 50th Anniversary of Dr. Strangelove!  Stanley Kubrick's Alternate Titles

By VI-AN NGUYEN @vian_nguyen

Stanley Kubrick’s sharp cold-war satire, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, debuted 50 years ago on Jan. 29, 1964. And a half century later, it’s still widely regarded as one of the best movies ever (it ranks No. 39 on the AFI’s list of the 100 best films of all time).

Stars Tracy Reed and George C. Scott take a pause from filming to conference with Stanley Kubrick.

In honor of the anniversary, we’ve compiled six little-known facts about Kubrick’s masterpiece:

1. Kubrick considered a variety of titles before settling on the one we know today. He sketched out these options (see them written in his own handwriting at
Kubrick's Alternate Titles

Doctor Doomsday
Don’t Knock the Bomb
Dr. Doomsday and his Nuclear Wiseman
Dr. Doomsday Meets Ingrid Strangelove
Dr. Doomsday or: How to Start World War III Without Even Trying
Dr. Strangelove’s Bomb
Dr. Strangelove’s Secret Uses of Uranus
My Bomb, Your Bomb
Save The Bomb
Strangelove: Nuclear Wiseman
The Bomb and Dr. Strangelove or: How to be Afraid 24hrs a Day
The Bomb of Bombs
The Doomsday Machine
The Passion of Dr. Strangelove
Wonderful Bomb

2. The film’s premiere was originally scheduled for early in December 1963, but was delayed until January of the next year. Why? John F. Kennedy was assassinated that November, and it seemed inappropriate to release a biting political satire so closely afterward. In fact, a screening of the film had been scheduled for that very day (see photo below), but Kubrick decided to cancel it—and even tweaked the film out of respect for JFK. A line that would’ve said “a fella could have a pretty good weekend in Dallas” (which was, of course, the city where JFK was killed) was changed to “… in Vegas,” according to Time. Another scene that included a line that read “our beloved President has been struck down in his prime” was also cut.

3. Ever noticed the big table of food in the “War Room”? Kubrick had planned—and filmed—an ending featuring a custard pie fight between the Russians and the Americans but decided against it.

The War Room

4. Star Peter Sellers was reportedly paid $1 million (about $7.5 million in today’s dollars)—which accounted for more than half of the movie’s entire budget—to appear in the film as three characters: Group Capt. Lionel Mandrake, President Merkin Muffley, and Dr. Strangelove. Kubrick has been quoted as saying, “I got three for the price of six.”

Peter Sellers.

5. Dr. Strangelove’s creepy black leather glove actually belonged to Kubrick. Sellers allegedly noticed the director wearing them to protect his hands from the heat of the lights on set, thought they looked menacing, and borrowed one to make Dr. Strangelove’s sinister hand look even more ominous.

6. Kubrick and screenwriter Terry Southern reportedly worked on a sequel to Dr. Strangelove called Son of Strangelove. Kubrick and Southern had wanted Monty Python writer Terry Gilliam to direct the sequel, which documents revealed was going to follow Strangelove’s life in underground bunkers surrounded with female companions.


Results of the 1918 General Election . An independent Irish parliament was formed by Sinn Féin on the 21st of January 1919, which the British government refused to recognise. The Irish War of Independence followed on the same day.

A letter to England

Yesterday saw the publication of a letter, from English Scots for YES, to the peoples of England and the rest of the UK, explaining how we feel a YES vote is important for all our futures.

Dear England,

During the course of this referendum campaign, you have been told many distortions of the truth and fabrications about Scotland and why people in Scotland are voting Yes.

You have been told by the likes of Andrew Marr and Jeremy Paxman that there is a strong anti-English feeling in Scotland driving support for independence, or that people in Scotland are voting yes because they want to break away from English people. You have been told by the likes of Taxpayer’s Alliance and UKIP that Scotland is a ‘subsidy-junkie’ leaching off the English taxpayer to pay for universal public services. You have been told by the likes of the Daily Telegraph and Kelvin McKenzie that Scotland is a resourceless nation, an economic desert, which has little to offer this island or the world. And finally, you have been told by your own politicians – David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband – that independence will hurt you in England as much as it will hurt us in Scotland.

We write to you, as English people living and working in Scotland, to tell you that this is false. The movement for a yes vote has proven again and again what its real intentions are, and if the media in the UK will not listen we feel it is our duty to set the record straight.

First, as English people involved in the independence movement, we feel we are confident in saying that sentiment against English people has been virtually non-existent in our movement. What people in Scotland want to escape is the Westminster regime, not the English people. The yes movement is about a multi-cultural Scotland, a Scotland based on diversity, and is vociferously opposed to the racist, anti-immigrant sentiment of the likes of UKIP. An independent Scotland would attempt to learn from people in England, welcome people from England, and extend our hand of friendship as equal nations.

Second, it is untrue that Scotland is a ‘subsidy-junkie’. Scotland pays more in taxation to the Treasury than it gets back in funding. We have universal public services in Scotland like free prescriptions and free tuition fees because Holyrood has been responsive enough to the wishes of the Scottish people. It would be entirely possible to have the same in England if your politicians got their priorities correct. We hope, as an independent country, Scotland can prove that world-class universal public services is affordable, and that people in England who believe the same can use our example when deciding who to vote for.

Third, Scotland and her people have great potential, just like England and her people do, and we want to be an independent nation so that we can make the most of that potential. We are currently held back, just like the North of England is held back, by a UK economy and political system which supports international finance against all other industry sectors. In the UK we have the greatest regional inequality in Europe. That is a problem for Scotland and for the rest of the UK. We want independence to start addressing that problem..

Lastly, the politicians of the UK’s main parties are simply wrong. Independence will be good for Scotland, and it will be good for England. Yes voters in Scotland have no bitterness or resentment towards people in England; in fact we believe the relationship north and south of the border will grow stronger, as we both treat one another as serious partners and friends economically, socially and politically.

Yours faithfully,

English Scots for Yes



Wednesday, 3 September 2014



Ms Villiers British Viceroyal in Ireland was quizzed by MPs today about their government's controversial scheme, which saw around 200  Irish republicans told they were no longer wanted by police.

She said: "No-one should rely on them any longer to regulate their behaviour. If they drew some comfort from those letters in the past they should no longer draw comfort from them in the future."

The 'on-the-runs' programme was a critical part of the Irish Peace Process,  the Villiers statement is a coded conclusion and confirmation, that the British will no longer fulfill its obligations under the Agreement.


There have since been a number of investigations into the incident, including a judge-led review which was ordered by Prime Minister David Cameron.

Lady Justice Hallett found serious failings in the 'on-the-runs' administrative scheme - but also that letters sent to terrorism suspects "did not amount to an amnesty".

Hundreds of immunity letters given to IRA members are 

'not to be relied' on, Theresa Villiers has told a

 Westminster committee.

said the letters 'could not be
 relied' on, as she gave evidence in
 front of MPs during a sitting of the
 Northern Ireland Affairs
 Committee, this afternoon.
"No-one should rely on them any
 longer to regulate their 
behaviour," she told members of

 the Northern Ireland Affairs

"If they drew some comfort from
 those letters in the past they
 should no longer draw comfort 
from them in the future."

Lady Justice Hallett said a
 "catastrophic" error had been
 made in the Downey case; she
 insisted the letters of assurance
 did not amount to amnesties or
 get-out-of-jail-free cards.
Under the scheme, which started running in 2000, almost 
190 republicans who had left the UK jurisdiction received
assurances they were not being sought by British 
authorities. A number who applied for assurances were
 not granted them because they were considered as

The judge also noted that a number of generic letters 
issued did not include a caveat that prosecutions could be
 mounted in the future if further evidence emerged.

Ms Villiers said her announcement would not 100% 
guarantee that abuse of process bids could not be made
in the future but she said she was going as far as she
 could to provide clarity on the status of the letters.

The Northern Ireland Secretary has consistently insisted
 the letters never amounted to amnesties and were only
 factual statements about an individual's status in regard
 to the authorities at a particular point in time.

In that context she has stated on a number of occasions
 that any sense of general "rescinding" of the letters was
 not applicable.

Ms Villiers repeated that interpretation today while giving
 evidence to the committee's own inquiry into the on-the-
run scheme.

"I'm not sure rescind is the appropriate term but they 
should not be relied on," she said.

Ms Villiers had pledged to take legal advice in the wake of
 the Hallett report to deal with any of the specific issues
 flagged up by the judge.

She told MPs today that individuals with letters would be
 treated by the authorities in exactly the same way as
 individuals who did not have one.

"The Hallett report concludes that errors of fact were
 made, and errors of judgment may have been made, in
 cases considered under the scheme," she said.

"The serious systemic failures in the way the scheme was
 run which are highlighted in the Hallett Report must
 mean that there is a very real possibility that mistakes
 were made in other cases which have yet to come to 

"In the light of this, no one should take any comfort from
 these letters. No one should rely on them.

"Decisions of the independent police and prosecuting
 authorities on whether individuals are prosecuted will be
 on the basis of decisions made now, not decisions made
 at some point in the past. And those decisions will be
 made on the basis of all the available evidence.

"To all those who have a letter I say - if the police or
 prosecuting authorities have evidence which is available
 today or becomes available in the future to pursue you,
 they can and will pursue you."

Ms Villiers said she would make a fuller written statement
 to Parliament in "the coming days".

"This will set out my decision and the reasons for it and
 set out next steps," she said.

"I would urge anyone affected by the administrative
 scheme to read that statement when it is published."

They were granted to individuals suspected of terrorist
 crimes committed before the signing of the Good Friday 
Agreement in 1998. They told suspects whether they
 were being sought by police over any past offences.

More to follow

Irish Peace Process is Dead. Time to Move On !

Speaking with many people from across the political divide in Ireland currently , the general consensus privately, is that Irish Peace Process, is currently dying a slow death. One of its principal architects Gerry Adams in a statement recently stated, “The political process is in trouble. I believe that the political process faces its greatest challenge since the Good Friday Agreement negotiations in 1998. The anti-Good Friday Agreement axis within unionism; the pro-unionist stance of the British secretary of state Theresa Villiers; the refusal of Downing Street to honour its own obligations, are combining to create the most serious threat to the political institutions in the North in recent years.

“The result of all this is directly undermining power-sharing and partnership government. The unionist leaderships have been encouraged in their posture by a British government that has not been fully engaged with the political process for four years.” He added, that traditional pro-British Unionist were unwilling to participate positively in any of the Agreement's institutions, stating that “Instead it has adopted a tactical approach aimed at serving the political agenda of a fundamentalist rump in their party rather than the needs of the whole community,”

Again yesterday, Adams made a veiled attack, on the current Fine Gael regime in Government in the South of Ireland, which has traditionally protected the Unionists in the North, stating, "An anti-agreement axis has now emerged. There needs to be a pro-agreement axis and the two Governments need to be very, very focused on delivering on the agreement.” 

The Irish Government has been too passive in my view and the Taoiseach(Irish Prime minister) could well emulate the example of Albert Reynolds (Another Peace Process architect who died last week)  to get involved and press ahead but particularly to keep the British Government to its obligations.”

The traditional Unionist Leader in the north Peter Robinson statement in reply, "Once more we see the self-serving attempt by Sinn Fein to distract public attention from real problems by blaming everyone, except itself, for what it asserts is a crisis that impacts on the political institutions."

Last week Hilary Clinton's aide Nancy Soderberg said, “Today, too many in Ireland take two decades of a ceasefire for granted. They still focus on their own sense of victimhood of the past and fail to forge a new united community that can not only solidify the peace, but even build shared prosperity. A look back at the hard-fought ceasefire may encourage some broader thinking about the responsibility of leadership to build a better shared future for the people of Ireland.”

The British Conservative Government and their Vice Royal in Ireland, since coming to power, other than enforcing a heavy censorship of international media coverage of the ongoing low intensity war In Occupied Ireland, have irresponsibly taken a hands off approach with the Peace Process and essentially have failed to understand the critical small print of the dying Good Friday agreement.

In a recent statement the leader of Republican Sinn Fein, the traditional  Irish Republican voice, leader Des Dalton stated, "We are being asked to abandon the high ideals, that inspired that revolutionary generation of a century ago and instead embrace the mythology of empire. It is evident that in the decade of centenaries, the political establishments of Leinster House, Stormont and Westminster, are determined to draw a line under Irish history. By demonising and isolating Irish Republicanism and refusing it access to public debate, they hope, that it will simply fade from the public consciousness, robbed of historical or political legitimacy. Quoting from a Ronan Fanning article in the Irish Times, he added,  “…the propagation of a bland, bloodless, bowdlerised and inaccurate hybrid of history, which if carried to extremes, is more likely to provoke political outrage than to command intellectual respect, let alone consensus.”

The Freemasonry of the Orange Order are now front and centre in Unionist, Fine Gael and British politics. Its Chaplain, Rev Mervyn Gibson, the most influential person in all-party talks on flags, parading and the past, is even more influential after the DUP and UUP scuttled the talks by the recent US Government to try move the dying process on, with its envoys Richard Haas and Meghan Sullivan sent packing by the Orange Order, exercising its trump card, the Orange veto.This is one of many critical factors, that was not dealt with by The Peace process. Another was the issue of large numbers of political prisoners still languishing in British Gaols, in both parts of Ireland. This threatens to explode again at any moment, in the same way that, the Hunger Strike of Bobby Sands and the 11 other Irish Republicans, who starved to death on Hunger Strike, changing the face of Irish politics and giving the platform to the Adams voice, to be serious player he now is in Irish politics.

Now however, as the Orange Order have demonstrated themselves to be the real voice of traditional Unionism, while Adams clearly does not speak for traditional Irish Republicans. What Nancy Soderberg and the British Conservative Party in London have failed to grasp, is that the Good Friday Agreement will not stick, without a proper foundation, in the context of both the Orange and Green traditions of Ireland. These traditions are deep in the psyche of the majority of Irish people's consciousness. One of the principal lessons of the last 800 years of Irish History, which Ms Soderberg in the context of Ireland and many American citizens in the context of their own short history, fail to understand is "Old Europe."

In light of all of this, one does not have to be particularly bright to observe, that the Peace Process is past its sell by date on the ground in Ireland. It clearly needs to evolve into something more comprehensive and inclusive, with respect to the matter of Orange/Green traditions and their real voices. Clearly again for a more permanent solution, the "Peace Process needs to evolve from a superficially contrived short term solution into a bedded down Comprehensive Settlement Process.

Settlement Process

The English Oxford dictionary  defines "settlement"as "An official agreement intended to resolve a dispute or conflict." Obviously in any permanent settlement, compromise is critical and nobody is going to achieve their ideals.This needs to be first accepted by everyone at the negotiating table, however painful.The alternative is a war for total victory, the consequence of which, no sane mind can countenance. Most fair minded traditional Irish republicans will acknowledge, that the Orange tradition has made considerable sacrifices, with respect to their identity, particularly in the context of both World Wars and the recent ongoing war in Ireland, with tens of thousands losing their lives in all of this. This is a considerable factor in their tradition and identity. Any agreement that ignores this reality is doomed.

Likewise within the "green tradition," millions of Irish have died, as a result of British colonialism. This reality cannot simply be airbrushed out of Irish history by revisionism, because it is deeply embedded, consciously or unconsciously, within the Irish psyche, on the same scale as the Jewish Holocaust is with Israelites. It also must be addressed within any credible settlement.There are  many other pressing, critical social issues within Ireland, such as a Bill of Civil Rights, People before Profit, transparent genuine Immediate Democracy, with modern technology, such as internet democracy, with checks and balances, that ensure ordinary people have real voting power, against unregulated corporate monopolies hijacking the constitutional process, with political bribery and the current endemic corruption of the present system, in all parts of Ireland.

To any objective political view, of the small island of Ireland, with its current political realities, it is crystal clear, that a Federal solution, similar to many other European countries, is really the only feasible solution to the current reality, with an arrangement where Unionists in Ulster keep their identity and traditions, within a British Commonwealth arrangement, customized specifically to facilitate their specific traditions and arrangements to protect them, along with their British brethren, from the creeping, fascist monopoly of Europe. This of course will be anathema to many traditional Irish republicans, but it will take compromise, fair mindedness and sacrifice, in any credible settlement, that is based on reality, as opposed to the horrific alternative.

Of course many will argue, that the changing demographics on the ground will change this, but in a spirit of true reconciliation, all minorities, including immigrant aspirations, must be respected in any genuine modern democracy. Traditional Irish Republicans like Ruarai O'Bradaigh, recognized this and presented drafts for a comprehensive agreement, that factored in much of this compromise, in a Spirit of Genorosity, which has traditionally been a much acclaimed Irish characteristic, at least until recently. It is time for everyone to get real, put their ego's and personalities to one side and make this comprehensive, inclusive, settlement a reality, based on civilized principles of human progress.

The author formally does not belong to any political organization and offers this proposal in a spirit of unity not division. Because of fascist censorship in Ireland presently, I also ask  those readers who agree with the outlines of this proposal, to share it wherever you can. If you belong to a political party, trade union or political forum or platform, please take up this proposal and make it as inclusive as possible. If you are overseas or non Irish, we still need your help for a comprehensive, inclusive settlement.


“Believe none of what you hear, and only half of what you see.” ― Benjamin Franklin.

Below are two articles about current Irish political leadership's part, in the Irish disappeared. Whatever the rights and wrongs of it all, nobody has a monopoly on the truth but they would deny us our voice with their brand of Nazi Blueshirt censorship. There are at least two sides to every story and from my own experience of Irish politics, I cannot truthfully speak ill, of the vast majority of the Irish volunteers of the IRA, that I have known, not out fear, but simply in the interest of my truth and experience. Quite the opposite in fact, they are in fact generally, the most idealistic and brave of Irish youth. 
However, like every group of people world wide, there are always a few rotten apples. The problem in Ireland, is that it is in Britain's interest, to mentor those, into leadership positions, with vast sums of money and intelligence resources, weeding out the best with, political assassination, coupled with dictatorial media censorship and political internment, without a proper trial, of the most talented and genuine freedom fighters, who demand change, which is also those in many cases, who advocate it by peaceful means. 
Yes armies in war, are forced to execute traitors but riddle me this, what can Irish youth do, when their generals and leadership, come from a  British tradition of cultivated traitors, that is intergenerational. Ireland is so weary of eight centuries this, that many just simply leave, while the others are politically interned, in both parts of Ireland. A Settlement Process not simply a peace process, must be found sooner rather than later.
The last century of Irish politics, drips with blood from Fascist Blueshirts and their loyalist counterparts in British Occupied Ireland. I believe that the religious word evil, is simply the reality word live, spelled backwards. Riddle me this my fellow Irish women and men, what choices do your Irish youth have, when they learn too late in the day, that their leaders are ruthless fascists or even worse, who speak out of both sides of their mouths?
The IRA is responsible for a very limited freedom, attained in Ireland thus far, but no one person, has the right to enforce limits on freedom in Ireland, and certainly not at the behest of a foreign entity, no more than they have the right, in any other real country in the world. A Settlement must be inclusive, not exclusively the domain of the pacified, to be a genuine enabler of all Irish youth, Orange and Green, to realize their dreams in their own island. This certainly is not the case currently, people are voting with their feet and their fight.

Informer 'murdered on orders of SF man'

Frank Hegarty was found shot dead by the side of an isolated border road near Castlederg, Co Tyrone, on May 25 1986. The 45-year-old's eyes had been taped shut and he had been shot several times before his body was dumped at the roadside by his IRA killers, who executed him because he was an informer.
The IRA claimed that Hegarty, who had been the organisation's Derry quartermaster, had revealed the location of a consignment of arms from Libya discovered by security forces in the Republic in January 1986.
He was afterwards taken to a safe house in England but, anxious to come back to his native Derry city, Hegarty returned to his Shantallow home that May after being assured he would not be killed.
On May 27 1986 the Irish News reported: "People who knew Frank Hegarty in Derry have confirmed that he was missing from his home following the arms find on January 26.
"He was a well known figure in the city and regularly associated with known republicans.
"At the time of his disappearance a number of people thought that he was about to become the latest republican supergrass.
"Most people who knew of his disappearance were baffled by his decision to return home to Derry three weeks ago, despite knowing that the IRA suspected that he had been involved in the Sligo and Roscommon arms find.
"It is felt that he must have been motivated by homesickness as he had been in almost daily contact with his family while in England and was known to be very close to his mother."
The IRA alleged that Hegarty had been responsible for a January 1974 Official IRA bomb attack at Ebrington barracks, Derry, in which two cleaners were killed.
The security forces used their knowledge of Hegarty's involvement in the bombing to coerce him into informing against the IRA, it claimed.
He worked first as a British army agent but was later recruited by the Force Research Unit (Fru).
Allegations that Derry Sinn Féin leader Martin McGuinness had played a role in persuading Hegarty to return to Derry were made by his mother in a 1993 edition of The Cook Report.
Mrs Hegarty said Mr McGuinness had assured her son that he would be safe.
During a House of Commons debate on December 18 2001, DUP leader Ian Paisley said that Hegarty had been "murdered on the instructions of Mr McGuinness".
Speaking during a debate on whether or not Sinn Féin MPs should be allowed to enjoy Parliamentary privileges, Mr Paisley said: "We have established that Martin McGuinness was, to all effects, leading the IRA army council and was busy in Londonderry.
"Members should know for what type of people they are proposing to bend the rules.
"One of the saddest calamities in Londonderry was the death of Frank Hegarty, who was murdered on the instructions of Mr McGuinness.
"Mr Hegarty had worked for military intelligence and knew where some of the IRA's most important arms and explosives were hidden in the Irish Republic.
"When the Irish police raided them the army, fearing that Mr Hegarty's cover would be blown, pushed him away to England.
"Mr McGuinness then arrived on the doorstep of Rose Hegarty and told her that he wanted to talk about her son and how he could return.
"Twice a week for 13 weeks, Mr McGuinness dropped by, the family met him and they drank tea together.
"He assured the mother, Rose, that if Frank came home, he could sort the matter out and all would be well; a firm assurance for a mother's heart torn about her son. She persuaded her boy to come home.
"A rendezvous was arranged by Mr McGuinness. Afterwards the body was found in a roadway in Tyrone, a bullet through the head."

Tapes allege McGuinness's IRA roleLast night's BBC Panorama programme restated the allegation that west Belfast builder Freddie Scappaticci was the British army agent known as Stakeknife.
It also presented evidence, in the form of transcripts made by journalists working on The Cook Report documentary programme, that Scappaticci had revealed the extent of Sinn Féin MP Martin McGuinness's involvement in the IRA.
"Nothing happens in the Northern Command that McGuinness doesn't OK – and I mean nothing," he is quoted as saying.
"You look at every British soldier shot, every policeman shot, every booby trap, or whatever.
"McGuinness is ultimately responsible for all of it. It's all under his control. He's the type of person you don't get side by side with.
"He doesn't have friends within the IRA. He has what he calls comrades. He frowns on womanising, he frowns on drinking... (he is) a very moralistic person."
The secret recording also details Scappaticci's view of the role played by Mr McGuinness in persuading IRA informer Frank Hegarty to return to Derry after he had told his British handlers the location of an IRA arms dump.
According to Scappaticci, Mr McGuinness befriended Mr Hegarty's mother after he fled the country in January 1986.
"He befriended her, as I understand it. He ate in the house, meals were prepared by the Hegarty family – basically Martin McGuinness sold himself to the Hegarty family," Scappaticci is quoted as saying.
"Martin portrayed himself as a friend: I'm someone who can deliver. Yes, you can trust the IRA, no harm will come to your son. He just has to come back and he just has to talk to a couple of people and he'll know one of them and everything will be fine."
Scappaticci claimed that Hegarty agreed to come and was driven to a secret location for an IRA debriefing, in which Mr McGuiness was part of the Army Council who interrogated him, "court martialled him and ordered him to be shot".
"It's not important who pulled the trigger. McGuinness wouldn't dirty his hands with that," Scappaticci said.
Quickly but quietly, Ireland is disappearing its young people

Fintan O'Toole: There are good reasons to be browned off in Ireland if you’re young and well-educated

‘Electric Picnic is now a bucolic frolic for those on the verge of middle age — which makes it a microcosm of austerity Ireland.’ Above, the crowd at the main stage at Electric Picnic. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Electric Picnic is now a bucolic frolic for those on the verge of middle age — which makes it a microcosm of austerity Ireland.’ Above, the crowd at the main stage at Electric Picnic. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Fintan O'Toole

So Electric Picnic is now a bucolic frolic for those on the verge of middle age — which makes it a microcosm of austerity Ireland. A century on from theIrish revolution, the equivalent of the generation that made it is being squeezed out of existence in the State it created. If the young revolutionaries were around now, they wouldn’t be around here. WB Yeats turned out to be wrong – this is no country for young men, or for young women either.

Very quickly but rather quietly, Ireland is doing a remarkable thing. It is disappearing its young people. In April 2009, the State contained 1.423 million people aged between 15 and 35. In April 2014, there were 1.206 million in the same age group. That’s a reduction from one generation of more than the entire population of Limerick city and county. This is the age group of rebellion, of adventure, of trying it out and trying it on. It’s the generation that annoys its elders and outrages convention and challenges accepted wisdom. It is demography’s answer to the stultification of groupthink. It is not always right but without its capacity to drive everyone else up the wall, smugness settles over everything like a fine grey dust.


The biggest reason for this loss of nearly a quarter of a million young people in five years is emigration. People of my age remember the 1980s, the Donnelly visas and the flight of the Ryanair generation, and assume that what’s happening now couldn’t be as bad. They’re right – it’s not as bad, it’s much worse.

In the entire, miserable decade of the 1980s, net emigration was 206,000, a figure seen at the time as a shocking indictment of political and economic failure. In the last five years alone it is 151,000. And most of this emigration is of people between 15 and 44: in 2012 and 2013 alone, we lost 70,000 people in this age group. The percentage of 15- to 29-year-olds in the population has fallen from 23.1 per cent in 2009 to 18 per cent in 2014. And it’s not just that the young generation is physically shrinking. Many, even those who have stayed, have emigration in their heads as an active option. They are, mentally, half here.

Why are they going? Largely because they’re browned off. It’s been clear for quite some time now that most of those who are leaving are not, in a simple sense, economic refugees. Unemployment is certainly a factor: it is very bad for the very young and it’s not getting much better. While overall employment has risen significantly between the first quarter of 2012 and the first quarter of 2014, it has actually dropped sharply for the under-25s, from 154,000 to 142,000. The economic crisis has hit young people disproportionately hard and there’s no doubt that many of them leave simply to find work. But the majority of emigrants are actually in employment – every year since the crash somewhere between 30,000 and 40,000 people who have jobs have given them up and left the country.

This doesn’t mean, however, that leaving is just a self-indulgent “lifestyle choice” — if it was it would not have increased fourfold since the bust. Having some sort of a job is one thing. Having a sense that you have a career and a future is something else. We know from the UCC Emigre research project last year that “an enormous proportion of emigrants [previously] employed in Ireland did not feel content with their professional careers before moving”.

And this is not because they’re pampered whingers. There are really good reasons to be browned off in Ireland if you’re young and well-educated and trying to get a job that gives you self-respect in the present and hope for the future. Low pay, insecurity, part-time hours, the absence of a career path — these are not uniquely Irish conditions but neither are they universal. The obvious truth for a lot of young Irish people is that they can do better elsewhere. And we’ve raised them to expect better — people of my age are the ones who told our kids to have a sense of their own worth and not to put up with being treated like dirt. We taught them well — and we’re paying the price through their absence.

Human wealth

That price is large. Economically, of course, there’s a vast loss of human wealth in the export of expensively educated young people and in some cases, like doctors, importing substitutes. Young emigrants are significantly more likely than the rest of the population to have a third-level degree. But there’s also a loss of texture, of buzz, of go. Look anywhere in Ireland that is not a specific redoubt of youth culture, and the place is heavy with middle-age. From the civil service to the media, from politics to the arts establishment, you find demographic landscapes that have been largely frozen for the last six years. The thinning ranks of the young have been unable to mount any sustained challenge to the self-serving orthodoxies of their elders. Which would be fine if the place they leave could afford the consequent culture of stasis and complacency.


OTR letters: IRA suspects to lose immunity from prosecution

U-turn is a victory for justice: DUP

Secretary of State Theresa Villiers
Secretary of State Theresa Villiers

A leading unionist MP has given a "cautious welcome" to the news that hundreds of immunity letters given to IRA members will be rescinded.

DUP MP Jeffrey Donaldson said of the move, expected to be announced by the Secretary of State Theresa Villiers today: "If this is confirmed, this is indeed very welcome news for those who have suffered at the hands of the IRA.
"We have made it clear all along that these letters were unacceptable and called on the Secretary of State to rescind them.
"It's unacceptable in a democratic society that anyone could be deemed in any sense to be above the law in terms of their involvement in terrorist activity."
He added: "We hope that the NIO will send out a very clear message that victims are entitled to justice and there is no question of an amnesty being granted for a terrorist crime."
Mrs Villiers will tell MPs on the Northern Ireland select committee today that the letters granted to terrorist suspects have been annulled and are "not worth the paper they are written on".
The existence of the "comfort letters" has become one of the most controversial outcomes of the Good Friday Agreement, which only came to light earlier this year.
They were granted to individuals suspected of terrorist crimes committed before the signing of the Good Friday Agreement in 1998. They told suspects whether they were being sought by police over any past offences.
A government source said: "What the Government is determined to do is make sure that nobody in receipt of one of the original letters should be in any doubt that they cannot rely on those letters to protect them from prosecution should new evidence emerge or a re-assessment of existing evidence lead the PSNI and prosecuting authorities to a different conclusion from their original one."
Mrs Villiers is expected to restate the Government's view that the original letters never constituted an amnesty, immunity or an exemption from prosecution.
She will set out plans to formally notify those who received the letters that the documents are worthless.
A source said the terror suspects in receipt of the original "comfort letters" will be left in "no doubt that they are not worth the paper they are written on".
New letters are now likely to be issued telling terrorist suspects that police will be prepared to mount a prosecution should officers believe there is enough evidence against them.
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The existence of the so-called "comfort letters" was discovered during the prosecution of suspected Hyde Park bomber John Downey which sensationally collapsed in February when it emerged he had been sent one of the letters. Mr Downey (62), from Donegal, had been arrested last year in connection with his alleged role in the 1982 Hyde Park bombing in London.