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  1. Comment on Where does ‘Guns and Government’ leave victims of the Peace Process’s ‘self regulation’?
    on 9 April 2014 at 11:51 pm

    The spotlight programme and Logan, has certainly blown a big hole in lies told by the IRA in this Guardian article published back 15 years ago. For someone who was never in the IRA Gerry Adams has a lot to say on behalf of the RA.

    IRA denies sanctioning US gun plot
    http://www.theguardian.com/uk/1999/aug/07/northernireland.jamiewilson

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  2. Comment on Where does ‘Guns and Government’ leave victims of the Peace Process’s ‘self regulation’?
    on 9 April 2014 at 9:46 pm

    One of the best spotlights I have seen. One wonders if the PSNI knew much about this as they were only formed in 2001.
    The first investigation was probably by the RUC and as they were being disbanded probably left it all to the US side.

    Provisional IRA gunrunning from Florida to be re-investigated by PSNI

    http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/northern-ireland/provisional-ira-gunrunning-from-florida-to-be-reinvestigated-by-psni-30172148.html

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  3. Comment on The 11 new district councils – projecting the 2011 votes
    on 7 April 2014 at 6:39 am

    Nicholas Whyte, many thanks for this post. The info is extremely useful coming up to the election in May 2014.

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  4. Comment on Court dismisses case because there were too few present who were likely to be offended?
    on 6 April 2014 at 9:12 am

    “The famine is over, why don’t you go home”

    Going back in time is more like it to try the type of spuds they eat in Ireland before the famine, so I bought a packet of “Lumper potatoes” recently in M&S. Boy they made lovely chips. Hope this farmer whether he is “Orange or Green” keeps growing them.

    “Antrim farmer revives Irish famine potato”

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-21651907

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  5. Comment on Peter Robinson on NI’s amended welfare reform package
    on 4 April 2014 at 5:15 pm

    Anyone knowwhat percentage of the population in NI who is not receiving some form of welfare, including housing and child benefit?

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  6. Comment on UPDATE- Jamie Bryson-A rebel without a hope?
    on 29 March 2014 at 9:02 am

    Plural Voting was not anti Catholic because the majority of business people happened to be Protestant in Derry. It was the opposite in Newry were the majority of business people happened to be Catholic who were also intitled to plural voting. What happened in Derry City was the Gerrymandering of local council electoral boundaries by Stormont to keep the majority Catholics in one area and give Protestants two areas and therefore twice as many Unionist councillors compared to Nationalist councillors could be voted in at election time.

    Northern Ireland: “Before the Electoral Act of 1968-9, local government elections in Northern Ireland allowed owners of businesses to cast more than one vote.”

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  7. Comment on Gerry Adams makes himself available to the PSNI for questioning…
    on 25 March 2014 at 9:14 am

    “A former IRA prisoner has launched a withering attack on Gerry Adams after the Sinn Fein president derided the Boston College interviews with Troubles-era paramilitaries as “bogus, shoddy and self-serving”.

    http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/northern-ireland/gerry-adams-ill-talk-to-police-sinn-fein-chief-in-pledge-to-cooperate-over-jean-mcconville-case-30121830.html

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  8. Comment on Gerry Adams makes himself available to the PSNI for questioning…
    on 25 March 2014 at 12:23 am

    “Gerry is far too valuable. Let’s not rock the boat, eh?”

    Exactly TCG, Gerry & other well known ex RA members who hold political positions in SF are safe as houses as long as they keep supporting the peace process. Most UUP & DUP politicians know this. Its all a media game the journalists are playing hoping Gerry (who is a past master of sitting tight) might crack or react just like he has done over this article:

    http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sunday-life/news/gerry-adams-youre-next-jean-mcconvilles-daughter-tells-sinn-fein-president-hell-follow-ira-veteran-ivor-bell-to-dock-30118353.html

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