Ballymurphy feud escalating?

There appears to be no sign of an easing of tension in the ongoing feud in Ballymurphy, noted here previously, and which has already seen one murder – one of those charged with the murder was released on bail, and reported at the time, one of the conditions of bail was that he would live at an undisclosed address in London. The latest arson attack was on a house owned by that individual, Christopher Notorantonio, according to the Belfast Telegraph report, and following that attack he made accusations of IRA involvement in the arson attacks, something that is denied by the SF MLA for the area, Michael Ferguson. There has been one arrest, so far, in connection to the arson attack, that of a 14 year-old. However, there are now suggestions in reports of the shooting of an 18 year old in a drive-by attack last night that the shooting is also linked to the feud.

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  • westie gal : murph!!!x.

    Ni dont ya think its pethetic that a 14year old boy was arrested… Even though he MIGHT HAVE threw them petrol bombs…. I think when the Nats are out of the area thats when tensions will calm… But untill then i think it’s gonna stay the same and who knows it might get worse… But who’s da say… And who’s to judge?? – No-one unless they have been in the same situation… Kids will just do what they feel is right… And thats try and get revenge for their daddy!!! which i know i would!!! x.

  • Concerned Loyalist

    Is that the notorious Notorantonio IRA family of Italian descent? 66 year-old Provisional IRA member Francisco Notorantonio was executed by a West Belfast UFF active service unit (ASU) in his Ballymurphy home in October 1987…is it the same family feuding now with other republicans?

  • Fraggle

    Notorantonio is a great name for a gangster.

  • Dec

    66 year-old Provisional IRA member Francisco Notorantonio was executed by a West Belfast UFF active service unit (ASU) in his Ballymurphy home in October 1987…is it the same family feuding now with other republicans?

    If by executed you mean shot in his bed, then yes. Any you are also correct that he was a pensioner. You might also like to know he was wearing pyjamas when your heroes shot him.

  • Jim

    What you are seeing now is the wholesale victimisation of the Nortorantonio Family, this started with the execution of John jo O, Connor. If the Local “Powers that be” wanted this fued to stop, they could do this in 1 hour, It was terrible what happened to Devlin, Im sure he was a good father and family man, but outside of this he was an unlikeable thug, with no diserning qualities, when I heard a man had been killed in Whitecliffe cresent i Knew it was him before his name was released, I want surprised he went like that.I think SF and the provos should step in and stop this The natorantinios are a decent Republican family who made the mistake of having a dissident voice and now thier paying the price, STOP THE VICTIMISATION OF THE NORTARINTONIOS NOW.

  • $

    I have lived in da murph all my life and knew geard devlin and the notorontonio familys very well. Mr Devlin may have done things in his past but he grew up and grew out of this, he was decent fella and a fair man. The Notorontonio family are known throughout Belfast for their criminal activity and thats it. I think at the end of the day people forget that 5 members of them stabbed a man to death and have ran a terror campaign in Ballymurphy for the past 30 years and I know I live their. People have had enough of this family and ok they were burnt out but they got what was cuming to them for everything they have done in the murph. An plp need to grow up and see them for what they are scum and fantastic liars. long live big Dev. STOP THE VICTIMISATION OF GEARD DEVLINS FAMILY

  • Since this is the only thread I have found where commenting is still permitted regarding the Notarantonio-Devlin feud, I am using it to highlight its latest episode – Gerry Adams being called a traitor by members of one of the families at the Ballymurphy estate after he shook hands with Police Commissioner Hugh Orde.

    Was the family the Notarantonio one, and were its members referring to the betrayals by ‘Steak knife’ which led to Francisco Notarantonio’s assassination instead of his on October 9, 1987 when Captain Simon Hayward’s appeal for drug-trafficking here in Stockholm hung in the balance?