Developments in McCartney Case

Breaking News carries the story : SF expels two party members.

Two members have been expelled and four more have quit the party after refusing to make statements.

No details as yet on the SF website Newsroom

UTV carries a more detailed report,McCartney sisters challenge Adams over ousted Sinn Fein pair, that includes criticism of Gerry Adams who is accused of ” confusing matters more than clearing them up.”

  • True Blue

    the plot thickens once again. as the mccartneys say the thing does get more confusing, i just hope that the end result will be that the family gets justice. i credit their bravery in this whole affair.

  • PatMcLarnon

    All one had to do was read the story in this mornings Daily Ireland, breaking news indeed.

  • True Blue

    did it ever occur to you that the daily ireland might not be evryones choice of paper!!

  • spirit-level

    Can anyone explain to me, in a non-partisan way, why these people suspended, expelled or who’ve resigned won’t make a full honest statement of what happened that night?

  • Davros

    Pat – the website is called Breaking News. As for the Daily Ireland I read a report at the week-end that it’s shifting circa 4,000 copies a day and is struggling with regional coverage.Therefore not many people could have read it this morning, even if they had wanted to buy the paper 😉

  • PatMcLarnon

    Davros,

    I know the site is called Breaking News, simply pointing out that given Daily Ireland must have had the story last night maybe Breaking News is a bit of a misnomer, 24 Hours Later is probably more apt.

  • Comrade Stalin

    True Blue, the Daily Ireland is certainly my choice of paper. Soft, strong, and thoroughly absorbent.

    spirit-level, it’s kind of obvious why people won’t give information. They don’t want to send their mates who were involved in the murder to jail. Still, fair play to the McCartneys for braving this out despite having the full force of the SF propaganda machine turned upon them.

  • Davros

    spirit-level, it’s kind of obvious why people won’t give information. They don’t want to send their mates who were involved in the murder to jail.

    I suspect it’s more self-preservation than anything as noble as camaraderie. After all the IRA had no problem over the years executing comrades thought to have fallen by the wayside – and have already offered to execute some scapegoats in this case.

  • amicus

    Davros;
    the word in murder, not execute.

  • spirit-level

    Yes comrade it is.

  • NewYorker

    The only things that matter are that the actual murderers are put in the dock and all those involved in the clean-up and coverup, from top to bottom, are put on public trial. That’s when justice will be served and this shameful chapter closed. Congratulations to the brave sisters and fiancee.

  • spirit-level

    Bravo New Yorker
    The damage being done to Republicanism reminds me of gangrene in a patient, soon the whole body will rot. All because a few selfish bast***s refuse to “grass” on their pals.
    Its so school-boyish. Unfathomable!

  • NewYorker

    We’re watching this case carefully in the US. The McCartney sisters and Ms. Hagans made a strong impression on us. We’ll be watching until justice is rightfully served.

  • Pronsias

    “Whatever you say,say nothing” was always the motto until now so suddenly why the change from Gerry is what i dont understand & Im sure the suspended, expelled & those who have resigned are wondering the same.