“Disaffected republican” refused bail

Mick noted earlier the arrests of what were described as “dissident republicans” but it’s intriguing to note that during the appearance in court today of one of those arrested, Seamus Francis Mullan, the description used was “disaffected republican” and reference was made to “charges stretching back to 2000”. According to this UTV report[streaming WMA file] Mullan was released in 1998. Given the recent machinations involving another criminal and paramilitary organisation there’s an obvious health warning to all this, but along with the reported threats, comments by the IMC et al, and the ongoing discussions, it’s also worthwhile pointing out that, with the BBC referring to him as a “convicted killer”, the name “Mullan, Seamus” appeared on a list of Provisional IRA POWs, as serving a life sentence in Long Kesh, dated 1996 and apparently sourced to the “Sinn Féin POW Department”, [could someone confirm that? – Ed], and on this list too.From the BBC report

He denies acquiring criminal property, having almost a quarter of a million illegal cigarettes and dishonestly obtaining nearly £20,000 in benefits.

Mullan, who served a 14-year prison sentence for murder, had assets worth £300,000 frozen earlier on Thursday.

That happened at a hearing at the High Court in Belfast.

Mullan was refused bail at Londonderry Magistrates’ Court after a senior detective warned he was likely to re-offend and interfere with witnesses.

He was arrested during police raids on 16 houses in Limavady and Coleraine on Tuesday in which a number of people were arrested.

Mullan’s solicitor, Thomas Doherty, disputed the scale of his client’s estate and told the court there were large areas of the case against him which he contested.

[Does that mean he’s not a “good” republican? – Ed]

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  • ciaran damery

    The ongoing harassment of Irish Republicans by the occupier is nauseating. Those at the leadership of mainstream republicanism ought to be mindful of the torture and ill treatment of Irish POWs throughout our history. Whatever happens to SF, until we attain our objective of reunification, many will use arms to combat the ongoing occupation and even the collusion of SF. We saw our comrades die in Ireland and English jails, we know that they subjugated part of Ireland for decades. Brian Keenan – when you say that we will never cease our struggle until we achieve unity, that our struggle is for liberty and equality, whaddya think about those erstwhile republicans who now collaborate with Paisleyites whilst IRA POWs languish in prison – because they prosecuted the war as you advised. Brian Keenan, stand up and be counted. Support Seamus Mullan, POW.

  • Cahal

    “Given the recent machinations involving another criminal and paramilitary organisation there’s an obvious health warning to all this, but along with the reported threats, comments by the IMC et al, and the ongoing discussions, it’s also worthwhile pointing out that, with the BBC referring to him as a “convicted killer”, that the name “Mullan, Seamus” appeared on a list of Provisional IRA POWs, as serving a life sentence in Long Kesh, dated 1996 and apparently sourced to the “Sinn Féin POW Department”, [could someone confirm that? – Ed], and on this list too. ”

    Pete, like many of your posts, this sentence is unacceptably long.

    “Mullan, who served a 14-year prison sentence for murder”

    This sentence is unacceptably short. 14 years isn’t even long enough to
    decipher one of Pete’s posts never mind atone for murder.

  • Pete Baker

    *sheesh* Another critic.. ;op

    Anything on the actual topic, Cahal?

  • Pete Baker

    Cahal

    I’ve excised a “that”.

    *wanders off muttering to himself*

  • Rory

    A non-sequiter by Pete answered by a non-sequiter from Ciaran Damery. Is this a trailer for a new form of literary game play to be marketed for the nerdie Christmas market?

  • d

    It is fair to point out:

    NONE OF PETE’S LINKS HAVE ANY RELEVANCE TO THE STORY.

    He is trying to link by smear, hint and wink.

    But Mick will allow it….because you are allowed to with certain topics.

  • Pete Baker

    Rory

    No conclusion was actually drawn. The current position and the past position[s], of various players, were noted.. that is all.

  • Pete Baker

    d

    “NONE OF PETE’S LINKS HAVE ANY RELEVANCE TO THE STORY.”

    Actually I’d welcome any highlighting of irrelevance to the actual topic.

    I’m always keen to encourage an investigation and understanding of what’s actually going on.. hence the links to current and past positions of the various players.

  • Intelligence Insider

    Would this be the same Seamus Mullan as the GAA journalist Seamus Mullan, arrested about a year ago along with Sinn Fein’s Francie Brolly in connection with the Claudy bombing? Both were later released due to there not being enough evidence to secure convictions.

  • Intelligence Insider

    *** meant to say along with Sinn Fein’s Francie Brolly and Sean O’Hagan……***

  • Pete Baker

    I seriously doubt it, II.

  • Intelligence Insider

    Not sure myself but could turn out quite interesting if it is the same one, the Seamus Mullan I mentioned does now live in the area the arrests were made, although originally from Claudy, and is actually a cousin of SF’s Francie Brolly if memory serves me correctly.

  • Pete Baker

    I’d suggest less futuring, and more focussing on the actual facts.

  • ciaran damery

    “NOT A GOOD REPUBLICAN” says the ed? What’s a good republican? Michael mcDowell, who claims to be a republican, despite his pro-partitionist stance in politics. Is he a good republican? Is bertie ahern? What constitutes a good republican? Obviously we all have views on that. But for 50 plus years, prior to the IRA’s re-emergence, republicanism was put on the backburner by the Free State. Whilst the micks in the south ploughed their own furrow, the occupied zone was ignored,the massive discrimination, brutal subjugation of Irish communities in a gerrymandered statelet, designed for Orange fascism and sectarian twats.

    It was the IRA who brought this situation to an end. The Army also fought a dacent war when faced by Free State Troopers, armed by the Brits, in the civil war.

    Subsequent to our Civil War, De Valera became a piss stinking president san Aras after hanging and interning Republicans.

    But the revolution continues, from Pearse to Barnes, Frank Matthews to Dathai O Conaill who passed the baton onto Sands. Tá rud amhain cinnte, none of out patriot dead would support this current shower of provie collaborators.

    But where are our dissidents? Mickey McKevitt is a great man who was subjected to a witchunt at the behest of the fat filth who run the Free State. Meanwhile, our POWs in Castlerea remain incarcerated and some of us remain exiled.

    But I’ll tell ya this, the only way out of the current process is a savage, cohesive and determined attack on Britain’s representatives in Ireland and throughout the globe. We either believe in freedom and liberation or we talk crap like Adams, Kelly et al.

    We will have our country back, but those who could not stick the pace are doomed to Status Quosville. It is up to genuine Irish Republicans to defect en masse and once vetted we can start afresh. Meanwhile, fuck elections.

    Those who sneer at our Republican dead are washed up, west brit filth.

  • ingram

    Ciaran.

    Are you feeling Ok? I am worried about ya.

    Ingram

  • ciaran damery

    Oh, I’m alright Ingram. If I was you I’d be watching me own ass, and it won’t be Paul Berry who’s gonna get it.

  • URQUHART

    “Meanwhile, fuck elections”

    Mick, surely there’s grounds for a ‘line of the week’ or some such?

    Ciaran, you’re an eejit. But thanks for that line.

  • ciaran damery

    Just to elaborate…elections in a gerrymandered statelet, designed to maintain a Unionist majority are an affront to democracy. So fuck Stormont and fuck yer elections. We want our country back, then we can talk elections.

  • Ingram

    Ciaran,

    I am pleased you are well mate.

    Tell me!You know when you made this latest claim about the plans for this small but well armed and trained new Republican unit free from touts going to do?

    What is the strategy you advocate?. Is it a one dimensional war or do you intend to mount a political operation also.

    OR

    Are you a plonker talking out of your arse.

    Just interested in how you envisage the game proceeding! put some meat upon that well toned body boy.There are some who think you are all talk Ciaran? give them an insight into this new REPUBLICAN unit ready to take the war to who? Sinn Fein? HMG?

    Come on Ciaran do not be shy .

    Merry Christmas to all.

    Anic Santa

    Ingram

  • Dessertspoon

    “We want our country back”

    Who’s this “we” Ciaran?? I have to say I agree with Ingram you are a plonker talking out of your arse.

    If certain people who consider themselves to be Irish Republicans/Nationalists whatever continue to carry out criminal acts, attempted bombings, actual bombings, shootings, robberies, money laundering….you know the sort of thing. Then I have no issue with “the ongoing harassment of Irish Republicans by the occupier” or anyone else for that matter!!

    And in the interest of balance this equally applies to Loyalists/Unionists too! But don’t worry Ciaran I’ve heard it said that the South will rise again – of course they may have meant a different South 🙂

  • Secur O’Crat

    Ciaran: Dave O’Connell attedned the gfuneral of Bobby Sands. So how did the former pass on the baton to the latter? In purgatory?
    Micky McKevitt may habe been a great man but running a cowboy outfit is a different game to burying a few weapons. Good men are no match for an army. What is Santa bringing you for Christmas?

  • ciaran damery

    Ingram says, “There are some who think you are all talk Ciaran”. Now is this guy for real? A touting, rat who lived within his community and ratted out those who fought to defend the Irish people and to alter the status quo in the occupied zone. Ingram – let’s call a spade a spade. You are a judas, you have been discarded by your British agents and have the audacity to refer to me as ‘mate’. Man, I’m no ‘mate’ of yours. You are the epitome of human scum, tossed aside by the Brits when they no longer wanted you and now yer on blogs acting the big boy.

    For the record, I fought and continue to suffer the consequences of my role in our most recent phase of armed struggle. I don’t post to make friends, rather, I post because I post. (A little bit of zen for ya).

    I know yer name and have a rough idea of yer whereabouts. You are a self proclaimed tout, murderer and you cannot even use yer name. Me? I don’t give a shit, my name is known to any one who googles it. But I fought with my heart on my sleeve, in pursuance of Irish freedom. Meanwhile, you were sniping, squealing and shovelling shit for yer Master, HMG. Too bad they tossed you out…to the lions.

    As for the Army? Rome wasn’t built in a day…but don’t worry, you’ll be one of the first to know.

    As for desertspoon? Yea, right!

  • ciaran damery

    Secrap says – “Dave O’Connell attedned the gfuneral of Bobby Sands. So how did the former pass on the baton to the latter”. Jeez man!

    I guess ya never heard of metaphors.

    As for Mickey, he was a great QMG, dedicated, trustworthy and intelligent. Methinks none of those attributes could be asociated with you.

  • Are you going to wipe it off the keyboard now?

  • Ingram

    Ciaran,

    Let me just make a few points mate.

    I have made it clear that I defend 99.9% of all FRU Ops, my fellow FRU and Intelligence friends understand that and I have only the odd spat with those who were involved in the small 0.01%

    I have not been discarded by anyone, I left the Intelligence Corps with the highest reference available and I remain on good terms with many within. I retain my Army PENSION RIGHTS and have never sought any increased rights or financial package from HMG.

    The book Stakeknife which I Co – wrote contained help from many within the Intelligence community and many from within the Republican community for one such example Danny Morrison ex Sinn Fein press officer and officer in charge of IRA interviews without coffee being served .I have e mails from him to a mutual friend prior to Freddy Scap being outed, he helped in the research to certain aspects of the book.

    I have many other contacts which have developed over the years in the Republican community my contacts within Loyalism are not that good but that is because they see me as a Nationalist.Jefferey Donnaldson made that point on TV recently. I have met with him on a number of occcassions, I like him as an individual but disagree with his politics. Nothing wrong in that but in contrast with you he is true to his word and not scared to put the flesh on the bones of a discussion.

    Many know who I am. Unlike you Ciaran?

    I take it you are not ABLE to add anything to the debate about this new REPUBLICAN UNIT that YOU claim is about to explode upon the scene.That is a shame but no great surprise.Let me remind you Rome was around for a long time, unlike the IRA.If you really want a United Ireland you have be a cute whore not a thick paddy who keeps walking into the punches.

    Desertspoon.

    Ciaran clearly is a dreamer, that said we all have dreams in our lives so let us be kind and charitable to this lost soul at this special time of the year.

    Merry Christmas

    Ingram

  • Yokel

    Ciaran Damery

    POW? What can I say..awww bless ya.

  • ciaran damery

    May I name you on this thread, Ingram?

    As for yer contacts within republicanism? Perhaps you have. Hence, the forthcoming creation of an FRU, tout free force. The only way we can lose is thru’ penetration by your type and the Brian Nelsons of this world.

    Believe it or not, many of us will not be bought, will not betray our neighbours and will not take pride in associating with FRU, given its history of involvement in the purposeful slaughter of innocent Irish people and collusion with the MadDogs and King Rats who once haunted the territory.

    I think of Ruari O’Braidigh when I respond to you. I must because he is a man of integrity and would never sell his soul for cash. To me, it’s important to remember that you only bought the weak, the compromised twits and those who held personal grudges that transcended our noble goal.

  • seabhac siúlach

    “May I name you on this thread, Ingram?”

    His real name has been published already (along with other details)…it is not much of a secret…

  • darth rumsfeld

    “Would this be the same Seamus Mullan as the GAA journalist Seamus Mullan, arrested about a year ago along with Sinn Fein’s Francie Brolly in connection with the Claudy bombing?”

    No- he’s from Glenullin, and the journo is from Dungiven

  • james

    Ciaran, we all know, and have known who Ingram claims to be for a long time, stop trying to look smart. Your little rants remind me of a 16 year old Celtic-jersey wearing bonehead “Up The Ra” fool.
    you seem to be new here, so I’ll attribute it to that.
    please stop, you’re embarrassing the rest of us Irish Republicans.

  • skinbop

    well said mate

  • Wilde Rover

    Ciaran, take a step back.

    Images of Hitler in his bunker deploying non-existent panzer divisions on his war map come to mind.