Ballyoran Park resident appears in court

The 24 year-old man arrested and charged in connection to the attempted arson attack on an Orange Hall in Portadown at the weekend has appeared in court. He was named today as Gareth Breen from Ballyoran Park, Portadown. According to the NewsLetter report he did not apply for bail and has been remanded in custody.

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  • PaddyReilly

    So he was a Fenian after all!

  • Ulsters my homeland

    ….and from the Garvaghy road area. Poor child didn’t have a chance growing up among IRA/Sinn Fein sectarian protests.

  • Prince Eoghan

    ………against triumphalist bigoted Orange Order marches. And hey the people won, no need to burn down their gang huts at all, let them wither on the vine!

  • PaddyReilly

    Despite the above spin, SF could not give a monkey’s about the inhabitants of the Garvaghy Road and their peace of mind, if this was the price they had to pay to assume office. The objections to the annual siege come from the inhabitants themselves, not any politcal movement in Belfast.

  • againstthehead

    so it wasn;t a loyalist conspiracy after all. How disapointing…

  • whatyoudotome

    Probably a stupid question but…..

    I have known a Breen or two and they have been Church of Ireland Prods. I take it that where this gentleman lives is a Republican part of Portadown?Or am I just confused?

  • PaddyReilly

    Ballyoran Park runs into the Garvaghy Road, I believe. Other residents include SF and SDLP councillors.

  • whatyoudotome

    That might explain it!

    Many thanks.

  • Dewi

    …Gareth also not a typical fenian name…

  • Prince Eoghan

    I reckon that he is a Welsh church of Ireland Prod who just happens to be staying at a B&B;in Ballyoran Park.

    Gareth Dewi Breen, Aye that would explain it all. I mean who would ever think that a Taig would ever want to burn down an Orange Order gang hut, the very thought! I mean what have they ever done to us?

  • PaddyReilly

    I expect that it was actually a visiting Welshman who got drunk and, having posted a lot of U2 videos on the net, sallied forth in search of sheep and attempted to burn down the Orange Hall in the mistaken belief that it was an English owned second home in Wales. After all, just about all the Gareths I have known did something like that.

  • Prince Eoghan

    Right that’s case closed for me Paddy.

    Let’s blame it on the Welsh!

  • Dewi

    What’cha mean ? As loyal as you can get! Unbelievable.

  • Star of the County Down

    Clearly, for the pan-Celtic comedians above, denial really ain’t just a river in Egypt…

  • Prince Eoghan

    I LOL in the ha ha sense at this bit Dewi the fire-starter;

    >>2A.You would be suprised by the number of people who do not actually know they are protestant.<

    I could’ve sworn that was you back left. Come clean you secret agent you, hey I bet you are that bastard Ingram as well. Dewi the OO secret spook!

  • Dewi

    “January was a busy, but rewarding month for CLOL1922. On the morning of our monthly meeting, members travelled to Liverpool to help one Brother take his ride on the goat,”

    I just can’t make sense of that What does take his ride on the goat mean?

  • Prince Eoghan


    Have you seen the comments page?

    You wouldn’t now, would you? lol

    >>What does take his ride on the goat mean?<

  • Dewi

    Stop it Tony. You’ll get me into trouble with the brodyr……

  • perci

    c’mon guys it was a bad thing to do; it does nothing for improving relations, and someone could have been accidently badly burned.

  • PaddyReilly

    Someone could have been accidently badly burned

    Gareth, mainly. He would be what you call a kamikaze.

  • Boyne

    Growing up beside Drumcree has obviously had a detrimental effect on this lad, growing up as a kid with so much hatred in the air is it any wonder he ended up committing a hate crime? Drumcrees legacy lives on!

  • so?

    Looking forward to the full retractions from the sectarian republican apologists for their confident assertions this was an ‘inside job’ proving all such arson attacks were actually by loyalists.

  • joeCanuck

    This demonstrates one of the shortcomings of blogdom.
    Any eejit can post a pile of shite and get some peeps to believe it.


    I think you may be getting mixed up with Gareth the incediarist, whose story is retold in “my fight for welsh freedom”

  • Dewi

    And anyway Paddy I only need another 3,465,321 views to catch up with Bono – sorry make that 3,465,320 – I bullied my nephew to have a look.

  • PaddyReilly

    Bono got his nickname from the Bono Vox Deaf Aids Shop in Dublin. The implication was that he sang so loud, he seemed to be performing for the benefit of the deaf. In this non operatic era people tend to forget the importance of volume. Go thou and do likewise.

  • Yvonne

    Bona Vox?

    Bono VAX??

  • lib2016

    The arsonist certainly seems to have come from a nationalist area. He was a stupid vandal who damaged his own community and we still don’t know how many more nationalist bigots and vandals there are out there ready to join him or even worse, already involved in such acts. No excuses – it was an evil act.

  • 0b101010

    So is this the smoking gun in the vast left-foot conspiracy that has been repeatedly trotted out in many a post here? Another sole twenteen hood starting fires? Not a shocker so far.

    I am glad to hear someone was actually charged for a crime for a change; although I’m cynical enough to assume that means he mustn’t be affiliated with anyone dodgy enough.

  • dewi

    What’s that Paddy sorry?

  • Outsider

    After all the lies spun it turns out that it wasn’t a Protestant who carried out this attack.

    Of course we have many apologists on this board making excuses for this sectarian crime.

  • Outsider


    Why did you feel the need to go onto an Orange website and posts “jokes” about burning orange halls down.

  • Former Orangeman

    [i]“January was a busy, but rewarding month for CLOL1922. On the morning of our monthly meeting, members travelled to Liverpool to help one Brother take his ride on the goat,”

    I just can’t make sense of that What does take his ride on the goat mean?

    Posted by Dewi on Feb 18, 2008 @ 06:48 PM[/i]

    Riding the goat is the term given for the Arch Purple degree. The degree focus’s on the trials and tribulations that the Jew’s went through wandering the wilderness. Members are told they have to ride the goat to wind them up, then they get their crap beat in. Goat is actually the first letter os The Ark Of God backwards.

  • Prince Eoghan


    I’m not altogether sure Dewi was joking, he can be a right nasty bugger when you get him started. I realised he was an arsonist the first time I saw him, no eyebrows you see.

    Former Orangeman

    >>Members are told they have to ride the goat to wind them up, then they get their crap beat in.<

  • Dewi

    “The Ark Of God backwards”………please tell me you are having a laugh.

  • Dewi

    And Outsider – not guilty.