McCartneys: we're not going to go away

If the IRA is not going away, neither are the McCartneys. Though they will likely have to wait until someone cracks gives concrete evidence as to what actually went on inside Maginnes’s Bar that night.

  • ulsterman

    Wish they would all just go away. Its getting tedious now. Surely the friend that was with McCartney should be able to give evidence against those involved.

  • Anna

    Why should these women go away? If IRA members who were expelled,have now been readmitted,then it is obvious that SF and the IRA have just been making a mockery of this murder inquiry.Perhaps Gerry Adams thought that these women would be grateful to him for his assistance,and go away.I’m glad they didn’t fall for his lies.Not so long ago,I would have defended SF/IRA against this type of criticism,but not anymore.

  • lo_rre

    ” Surely the friend that was with McCartney should be able to give evidence against those involved.”

    If Brendan Devine does that Ulsterman he better leave the country. he has aready been threatened.to keep quiet or else.

    “We believe that Brendan Devine, who was with Robert when he died and was also stabbed, has been threatened at gunpoint,” said McCartney. “We want him to give a full account and not to be intimidated.”

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2091-1543242,00.html

  • paul

    these women really annoy me,they come across as intelligent yet surely they can see that they are being used as pawns by governments that dont have their agenda in mind only their own political aims and accomplishments.When the dirt settles and robert is forgotten ,alot of damage will have been done to irish catholics in northern ireland and in my opinion,these women will be major culprits,i wonder then will we see Blair,Bush and Ahern embrace them as they do now,i doubt it and unfortunately it will be these silly women that will be left to fight their cause alone and very alone,seeking justice is one thing,damaging irish republicinism is completely another,and where would many northern catholics be today if the british and northern protestants have had a free hand,how all too easy we forget our past history

  • Roger W. Christ XVII

    “alot of damage will have been done to irish catholics in northern ireland and in my opinion”

    What damage ?

    “damaging irish republicinism is completely another”

    Doesn’t this criticism apply to the knifers whom the IRA tried to cover up ?

    “where would many northern catholics be today if the british and northern protestants have had a free hand”

    What’s religion got to do with it ? Is there some particular problem you have with Protestants that you’d like to tell us about ?

  • paul

    what a stupid reply roger…..Are you not trying to say that religion had nothing to do with anything in the north,how too easily we forget the past when its in our best interest.

    as for having a problem with protestants,well i dont have a problem with any decent human being but as in all conflicts being it religious or territorial or even more recently in iraq about oil then history has show us that the reason for war and conflict are often clouded and distorted,and make no mistake roger,in northern ireland,it was a war where religion was a major part where the protestant religious leaders were the warlords.
    i,d like to add this,im from the south and born a catholic but by my own choice dont believe in any religion,what i would like to say is that if i had been given a choice at birth based on the facts of history on religion then the last religion i would have chosen is protestant because the whole foundation of the religion is based on greed and a desire to get ones way,being brutally honest the protestant religion is a joke,altered by people for their own desires and followed by sheep.look who they have as the head of their church,need i say more or even worse still,look who they have as the future leader of its church.

  • alex s

    “a lot of damage will have been done (by the McCartney’s) to Irish Catholics in northern Ireland”

    Paul

    This is the sort of attitude found in Zimbabwe. Criticise Robert Mugabe and you are criticising ‘people’, so he protects the ‘people’ by attacking those that criticise him, Paul is using the same logic, criticise the republican movement and you criticise the people, I was going to say that the next step in republican areas is a ban on criticism by it seems to exist already.

  • Moderate Unionist

    Paul
    and where would many northern catholics be today if the british and northern protestants have had a free hand,how all too easy we forget our past history

    Perhaps you would enlighten us. Where would many northern catholics be?