Another killing comes out of the woodwork

Suzanne Breen outlines another forgotten killing, allegedly by rogue IRA men after a relatively trivial clash of personalities in a Falls Road pub.

  • New Yorker

    Suzanne is providing valuable information to the public. She is establishing the pattern of angry godfathers ordering their goons to commit grisly murders. McCartney is not an one-off, just the latest in godfather behavior over the last ten years. Remember the ungodly fate of Eamon Collins in Newry a number of years ago?

  • Hardy Handshake

    With all due respect to the family of Mr Collins and I genuinely do not mean to be hard hearted about this, there is no comparision between the circumstances of his death, as a former Provo and serial informer, and the deaths of Mr Kearney and Mr McCartney.

    I have no time for Suzanne Breen’s opportunism but her article highlights one lesson of the last seven years – people have wised up and won’t be taken for fools by the elitist bullies within their communities if they behave in a manner which is outwith politics and beyond what is tolerable towards civilians and whose behaviour typifies that of Lower Shankill criminal lowlife, some of whom happily have now gone elsewhere, some of whom not unhappily are now deceased. Only a minority of IRA members who I know are this way inclined and they bring utter shame on their organization. The IRA leadership should do what the RUC and British Army never did and shame, punish and expel the perpetrators rather than tolerate, justify and hide their crimes.

  • fair_deal

    “The IRA leadership should do what the RUC and British Army never did and shame, punish and expel the perpetrators rather than tolerate, justify and hide their crimes.”

    Members of the RUC and British Army were put before the courts for terrorist crimes and convicted during the troubles.