Arrest over Nairac killing

The BBC are reporting an arrest in the case of the killing of Captain Robert Nairac in 1977. Six people were previously convicted but police believe another three were involved. The BBC also ran a documentary about Nairac’s death last year.

  • Pete Baker
  • Brian Walker

    This seems a sensational development, thirty years after the last trial. It will test the assumption, unacknowledged by government or any party, that no past or present member of a paramilitary organisation associated with the Good Friday Agreement will serve a prison term for any scheduled offence committed before April 1998, with even the informal “two year tariff” having now effectively lapsed. Will it be deemed to be in the “public interest” to go to trial, if someone is charged? This could further complicate the whole chaotic debate about dealing with the past. We await more news with bated breath.

  • It was Sammy Mc Nally what done it

    The accused may not be paramilitaries and presumably are not covered by the legislation?

  • Ace

    This is a disgrace. I have no truck with the Provos but will the Brits be arresting the criminal killers in theri ranks for the killing they committed 30 years ago? If this is to contiune we must have a peace and reconcilation process – everyone suss up and move on

  • skinbop

    re: “everyone suss up and move on” – would that have been an acceptable process instead of the multi-billion dollar bloody sunday tribunal – which was also more than 30 years old?

  • UlsterManIrelandFan

    Skinbop, I haven’t seen anyone arrested as a result of the bloody sunday inquiry. You choose a poor analogy I’m afraid…

  • Justin

    Skinbop, it looks like you and Martin agree!

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2008/mar/19/northernireland.northernireland3

    Birds of a feather? ;]

  • ulsterfan

    Oh Dear Me

    Try looking at the Orange Order as pro Reformation and only anti Catholic where it highlights the errors of its teaching .
    Using your logic it is clear that the Catholic Church is anti Protestant.
    I do not agree with this and immediately state I am not a member of OO but an onlooker.

  • RepublicanStones

    Is it true they found Nairac playin poker with Shergar and Lord Lucan?

  • IRIA

    ulsterfan,

    Down boy, down. Oh Dear Me was pointing out the letter seems to be written by the same guy arrested for the nairac abduction/death.

  • Pancho’s Horse

    Nairac was a gentle, good man according to his secretary in Castledillon and a hero according to his fellow soldiers and family.Who is there among yiz can argue with that?

  • repbublicanstoned

    I had a pint with Nairac the other the day, he was talking about the time he and his SAS comrades carried out the Kingsmill masacre, and the assasination of JFK..and oh the crucifixion of Jesus H. Christ.

  • RepublicanStones

    Gross exaggeration and sarcasm do not alter the reality in which the british army operated. If you took the time to read a little about your beloved Army’s colonial tactics and exploits, instead of trying to sacrcastically rubbish any claim made against them, you would already be feeling the fool you no doubt are.
    What is it they say about imitation?

  • repbublicanstoned

    Hardly imitation, so don´t flatter yerself chunky.

    “If you took the time to read a little about your beloved Army’s colonial tactics and exploits”

    Hmmm, because I find your conspiracy theories far fetched to say the least, does not mean i digest everything that is thrown my direction by the British Security Services. Perhaps you should do the same when considering all things republican.

  • IRIA

    And every neighbor of a serial killer says “he was quiet, seemed like a nice guy”…

  • Dromintee

    Regarding this post:

    Posted by Oh dear me on May 20, 2008 @ 04:06 PM

    Can I inform you that the Kevin Crilly you refer to is not the one arrested yesterday…

    Careful what you write.

  • Regarding this post:

    Posted by Oh dear me on May 20, 2008 @ 04:06 PM

    Can I inform you that the Kevin Crilly you refer to is not the one arrested yesterday…

    The plot somewhat thickens. In todays Irish Independent is the exact same letter that Oh dear me copied (from where?), but attributed to a completely different person (John McShane, Killarney, Co Kerry) …

    http://www.independent.ie/opinion/letters/orange-order-is-still-anticatholic-1380907.html

    Somewhere I read that Crilly has been living under a false name. Is Crilly the real or the false name?

  • PaddyReilly

    In todays Irish Independent is the exact same letter that Oh dear me copied (from where?), but attributed to a completely different person (John McShane, Killarney, Co Kerry)

    Some say the Devil is dead, and buried in Killarney…

  • francesco

    somehow people have the tendency to forget that war is a two way traffic, dura lex sed lex lads!

  • RepublicanStones

    ‘does not mean i digest everything that is thrown my direction by the British Security Services’

    meaning you haven’t a clue what your talking about, don’t read that much and probably subscribe to the Weekly Sport.

    Chunky?

  • repbublicanstoned

    republicanstones

    “meaning you haven’t a clue what your talking about, don’t read that much and probably subscribe to the Weekly Sport.”

    Oh dear, tell me my angst ridden buddy, apart from you´re hatred of all things Protestant and British what else interests you. Your You-Tube page is shocking and represents the sad delusioinal ramblings of a sad and twisted person.

    Regarding your theories that it was the British who carried out such atrocities like Kingsmill, you really need to wake up not least because you are spitting on the people directly affected by such outrages as Kingsmill.

    Perhaps you should subscibe to the “weekly sport” instead of “the lone gunman” .

  • Can we not put the Cruiser, all relatives of The Badger, all those others involved in bombing Dublin and Monaghan and killing Seamus Ludlow on trial? How about all leading members of the self styled Church of Ireland, who have been complicit in atrocities old and new?
    What about the Mossad chappies who killed the Palestineans involved in Munich?
    The problem with the Irish, some notable South Armagh exceptions apart, was they were not ruthless enough. Nairac was a war ctiminal who lived and died by the sword.

  • earnan

    The problem with the Paris Commune is that they were not ruthless enough when they had the chance. They naively sought justice….instead of exterminating their enemies

  • A N Other

    DO’C,

    Please provide firm evidence that Nairac was a war criminal.

    The man suffered a horrendous death; the least that sane, humane people can wish for is that:-

    – ALL associated with his abduction & murder are
    convicted of their crimes in a Court of Law;
    and

    – His remains are returned to his family so that
    they can at least give the man a funeral.

    The man was attacked by a group of 8/9 men (depending on which account you read).

    It takes real “guts” to do so?..A bunch of gutless cowards, more like.

    Regards,
    ANO

  • RepublicanStones

    apart from you´re hatred of all things Protestant and British what else interests you.’

    I do not hate all things protestant or British. I do take issue with certain fundamentalist ‘religious’ organisations, and as a republican and an irishman, have several issues with the british armed forces, and establishment. To paint this as a hatred of all things are frankly, the words of a bigot. Im a Gooner, was at highbury twice, and enjoy seeing celtic do well. Two British teams if im not mistaken. I also attended a Protestant service in Berlin, as i had difficulty in locating a Catholic one that particular sunday. For you to claim that taking the OO to task is to demonstate a hatred of protestantism is akin to those who would say a criticism of zionism is anti-semetic, which is frankly nonsense.

    ‘Regarding your theories that it was the British who carried out such atrocities like Kingsmill, you really need to wake up not least because you are spitting on the people directly affected by such outrages as Kingsmill.’

    The fact that i merely highlight evidence which points to, refer to tactics employed by, show precendents set by and explain policies adopted by your beloved british army in their colonial conflicts which you then dismiss out of hand as not even being a possibility demonstates one of several things.

    1. You have no knowledge of these events
    2. Your blind hatred of republicans means your incapable of admiting as much
    3. You mistakely believe that unionists are more important to the British than reality would suggest
    4. You refuse to follow advice from a republican and do a little reading on that arsehole Kitson, low intesity conflicts etc etc
    5. Your simply not mature enough

    I think a mix of all 5 isn’t far off the mark.

    you see by not gettin to the truth and jumping on the ‘it was evil republicans’ bandwagon, simply because it was protestants who were shot is spittin on graves with a lot more phlegm than you can accuse me of using.