Blanket names Sinn Fein man…

Martin Galvin, once the high profile spokesman of Noraid, has a piece in the latest edition of The Blanket naming the person Lawrence O’Neill claims intimidated him out of attending the Conway Mill meeting on policing…

  • Garibaldy

    I find Galvin’s argument that O’Neill based his arguments on republican principles a little strange given that he only left PSF over the PSNI. After all. Glavin has been accusing PSF of abandoning their principles long before the PSNI issue raised its head. Clearly a case of my enemies enemy etc

  • ingram

    Hi,

    What surprises me is people like Lawrence O`Neil are surprised by the ” Visit” by these well known Sinn Fein politicians.

    The “movement” is well versed in obtaining its own way within its own community. Anybody who thinks Sinn Fein is a normal political party is either very naive or a blatant liar.

    My advice to Lawrence and others of a similar but misguided ilk is just ferment this Sinn Fein problem to a point without being attcked by the Sinn Fein policemen. The rest you can leave to themselves.

    They will implode.

    One intersting point from Mr Galvin though! he obviously has heard about the Sinn Fein little Red London Bus.

    quote”Here was a gifted opportunity to show sincere Republicans who had metaphorically jumped -off the Sinn Fein bus

    Ding Ding.

    Martin.

    PS Great start to the New Year.

  • Secur O’Crat

    http://lark.phoblacht.net/JC3020107.html

    Another writer goes on how Ulster is not being saved from sodomy. Although the Blanket is a welcome pinprick against PSF/PSNI, it all seems so cul de sac y, much like Mr Galvin himself. I think The Blanket needs to change its format and appear more regularly, perhaps as a Web 2.0 type forum.

  • gerry

    Isn’t Declan the brother of Cairan Kearney, denis donaldsons son in law? I’m nearly sure he is, or am I mixed up in my Kearneys? Don’t think so tho.

  • marty (not ingram)

    I wonder if Galvin’s piece is driven by his “real” republicanism (not like those horrible Shinners) or more by the fact that his nose is probably out of joint since Adams deemed him surplus to requirements during the Clinton years e.g. no invite to appear with GA on stage in NYC etc.

    Still, an entertaining read in a retro Noraid sort of way.

  • ingram

    Gerry.

    I think you are correct.

  • Family at War !!

  • Glen Taisie

    I wonder if Galvin’s piece is driven by his “real” republicanism (not like those horrible Shinners) or more by the fact that his nose is probably out of joint since Adams deemed him surplus to requirements during the Clinton years.

    And I thought Dennis Donaldson was responsible for re-organising Noraid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Big Ian

    All very sad, the lack of education has been a grievance for years.
    Anyone who did not realise that Sinn Fein intimidated people, has obviously been living in Rathcoole or somewhere like that for the past 36 years.
    Anyone who thinks the PSNI is just like the RUC should visit N.Ireland and learn the truth.
    Anyone who did not realise that Sinn Fein and the DUP were selected to share power years ago, obviously has no interest in N.Ireland politics. For years these two parties have been united in opposition against a number of issues, the main one probably being the Anglo-Irish agreement.
    For years that have worked together in councils and other settings.
    Why are “dissedent” republicans therefore surprised at the events now unfolding in N.Ireland.
    Perhaps there really are people who would rather fight for a united Ireland rather than be given one, the inevitable outcome of all these events.

  • John East Belfast

    Imagine SF using Nazi brown shirt tactiques to silence opposition – who would have thought it.

    Slap it up all of them and then some.

  • gerry

    good interview with mcintyre on RFE.