“His only crime was to associate with known republicans.”

Last night before beginning the meeting the Republican Forum for Unity gave Marion Price a platform to update those there on the situation of Terry McCafferty.

Flier from the meeting below the fold.

  • kathleen

    Can we stick to topic and play ball in this thread.

  • William

    The Chair of the meeting will definately inspire the people of Ireland…

  • dunreavynomore

    This is a serious issue. Here is a man who has finished his sentence but is now back in prison for what can only be described as the offence of living in a country where he is liable to meet with people whom our ‘government’ does not like.
    The silence on this case from those who claim the ‘republican’mantle is startling, in particular Sinn Fein’s silence.
    Terry McCafferty is being interned.
    Other men in Maghaberry are waiting trial for more than 2 years, another form of internment.
    Strip searches are common in Maghaberry. Is all this part of this wonderful new society we are supposed to be in?
    Those who sit in Stormont must shoulder some of the blame for this.

  • Greagoir O Frainclin

    BTW, He was jailed for bombing a tax office as a member of the ‘real’ IRA.
    Anyway, what was the point of bombing a tax office in the first place?

  • Maybe Marion should advise Terry to petition the Queen for the Royal Prerogative of Mercy like she successfully did.
    Marion is a big fan of the royal family when it suits her.

  • cynic

    “Here is a man who has finished his sentence”

    …. no he hadn’t. He was released on a conditional licence and they seem to think he broke the terms of his licence so he was put back inside, we assume to prevent further offences and protect the public.

    Wonderful name too. The “Republican Forum for Unity”. Is the sub title ” We’re not the splitters the Shinners are”?

  • Greagoir O Frainclin

    “Republican Forum for Unity”

    LOL, Unity of what? Surely it’s not all the people of the island of Ireland?

    BTW, So is that the way they’re going to achieve this ‘Unity’, by bombing tax offices, etc..?

  • Bemused

    Hilarious – scum-bucket released on licence and then returned for alleged breach of licence – so fucking what? This McCafferty clown has any amount of legal challenges at his disposal if he feels that the revocation of his licence is in some way unlawful or mis-conceived. If the basis for his revocation was as groundless as that outlined by this Price bint then the High Court would have released him without delay. An utterly pointless piece of whingeing, whining guff delivered by the usual collection of ne’er do well trash.

  • fecksake

    Oh so pure republican Paul, maybe you wanna tell us about how the OTRs are getting home? Are they getting the OK from HMG, Knocking Marion for that, you should be ashamed

  • Earnan

    Why does that flyer say he served his full sentence? If he did they would have right to scoop him back up.

    He obviously was out on some kind of conditional parole type thing

    I have little sympathy for any RIRA member

  • darth rumsfeld

    “Republican Forum for Unity”

    Splitters!

  • circles

    Any chance of more information on thi Kathleen. Either he “served the full length of his sentence” as the flyer says without given any further information, or he was “He was released on a conditional licence” as cycmic claims equally without given further information. Somebody is clearly talking out their arse here. From a quick google it would appear that this somebody is Marion Price but thats not completely clear.
    Apparently he “was returned to Maghaberry gaol last night just four weeks after being released having served half of a 12 year sentence for his part in Republican activity in Belfast.” Now does that mean he was a good boy and got full remission or what? Elsewhere it says he WAS out on licence.

    If he had served his sentence then I have to agree with dunreavynomore. If he was out on licence and broke the terms then they should dry their eyes and shut the fuck up – pack of RIRA anachronistic whingers!

  • kathleen

    Circles, you have all the information at my disposal. I’m afraid I know nothing further….

  • cynic

    For the avoidance of doubt on the legal issues:-

    http://www.opsi.gov.uk/acts/acts1998/ukpga_19980035_en_1#pb2-l1g9

    and especially Section 9 on Licence Conditions

    (1)A person’s licence under section 4 or 6 is subject only to the conditions—

    (a)that he does not support a specified organisation (within the meaning of section 3),

    (b)that he does not become concerned in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism connected with the affairs of Northern Ireland,

  • picador

    It appears that somebody lacks a sense of humour. I’ll say it again:

    FREE PATRICK McGOOHAN NOW!!

  • Number 2

    It’s too late – he’s dead.

  • Earnan

    idiots like this guy need to stop worrying about bombing tax offices and worry more about their family

    the war’s over. move on

  • picador

    I just read the leaflet. He has five kids and he just went on honeymoon?

  • picador

    I just re-read the post and guess what? It doesn’t give very much information.

    Who are the Republican Network for Unity?
    What was the meeting for?
    Where did it take place?
    Will David Cameron be addressing it?

  • United Republican Forum

    “Republican Forum for Unity”

    Splitters

  • Jimmy Sands

    Well presumably if he has managed since his conviction in 2003 to serve a “full” 12 year sentence then the flat earth chuckies would appear to have cracked time travel.

  • Pancho’s Horse

    AS the speaker from the audience said, don’t forget who the real enemy is.

  • Danny

    Can someone explain what this group intends to achieve? I can understand them banding together and trying to lookout for the “political prisoners” of their respective military wings. Causes like that. But they don’t have a hope of achieving a united Ireland. They don’t contest elections, for starters. It seems so futile.

    I’m not sure who’s more deluded. The Republic Forum for Unity or Republican Sinn Féin. Those..er..purists who won’t lower themselves to participate in “broad fronts”.

  • picador

    AS the speaker from the audience said, don’t forget who the real enemy is?

    Sinn Féin?
    32 CSM?
    The Motor Tax Office?
    Who?

    OK, I give up.

  • picador

    the flat earth chuckies

    A good description.

  • cynic

    “these laws are being passed unnoticed”

    errr…..no they are not. I presume that the members of this group only converse in Irish so they may have failed to notice the vehement campaign against some of these powers in the UK Parliament, the resignation of David Davies to force a by election on what he saw as an erosion of liberties and the fact that the Government only won the vote by a whisker – with DUP votes.

    So far from slipping the laws in unnoticed, there was a full vibrant democratic process – something this lot are clearly unfamiliar with. Or perhaps they were asleep at the time.

    Never mind. If they want change in these laws at the next election they can always vote Conservative!

  • Comrade Stalin

    [edited] play the ball comrade. If you have any complaints take them to mick in an e mail.

  • dunreavynomore

    “served his full term” seems to causing confusion with some but the granting of remission is part of the system so, yes indeed, he did his time and has been put back inside with no evidence presented to explain why.

  • chewnic

    Don’t tell that to Comrade Stalin , dunreavymore-the boul’ Alliance keyboard warriors of Belfast North have dispensed with natural justice in the unseemly haste to justify internment.

  • picador

    Keyboard warrior? I think the term could be more appropriately applied to the person who first invoked it.

  • Dave

    “It is, however, a crime to associate with members of a proscribed organization…”

    If this was applied consistently rather than arbitrarily, half of the members of Sinn Fein would be arrested for associating with the other half.

  • Comrade Stalin

    “served his full term” seems to causing confusion with some but the granting of remission is part of the system so, yes indeed, he did his time and has been put back inside with no evidence presented to explain why.

    The remission comes with clear conditions. So, no he didn’t. He was still serving his time, just outside of jail.

    Don’t tell that to Comrade Stalin , dunreavymore-the boul’ Alliance keyboard warriors of Belfast North have dispensed with natural justice in the unseemly haste to justify internment.

    I don’t live in Belfast. But no, it’s not internment, he pleaded guilty to the charge in question and he was, and is, still serving his time. This will all have been explained to him when he agreed to the release scheme and I’m sure it’s well understood by most of his apologists here, including Marion Price. [edited]

    this was applied consistently rather than arbitrarily, half of the members of Sinn Fein would be arrested for associating with the other half.

    Some proscribed organizations are more equal than others. The government has the additional concept of organizations which are “specified”. That’s not a situation that is terribly satisfactory, but I do feel a bit ridiculous debating that point with a bunch of people who are trying to suggest that a man who attempted mass murder somehow deserves to have the rules overlooked. By right he should have been locked up for the rest of his life.

  • Kathleen

    Comrade pointing out the quotations and asking if I’d overlooked them,or forgotten them, and posing it as a question rather than going off on a rant,and attacking someone personally from behind your anon wall…. thats pretty cowardly. No one is infallible. We all make mistakes. You could have queried first before attacking someone by assuming all sorts of things without asking them first. Play ball. If you have more queries – ask, if you have a complaint take it to mick… o wait you might have to put your name to it and that would involve a little courage wouldn’t it?

  • Comrade Stalin

    [edited]

  • Kathleen

    I think it’s time to bring you to micks attention.

  • picador

    Kathleen,

    When you have finished censoring people who disagree with you (and I do note that you have enacted the Comrade’s suggestion regarding quotation marks in the ‘strapline’) could you please answer the questions that I put on the other thread regarding this RFU (or is it RNU) meeting that you seem to assume everyone else knows about.

    Thanks
    picador

  • austin

    I assume you Comrade was censored on how he expressed his disagreement-can you enlighten, Kathleen?

    I must say that CS has been a long-standing contributor to Slugger and while I disagree with much of what he says, he has always argued his case in a reasonable way, without descending into personal abuse and rancour.

    Your warning that ‘it is time to bring you to Mick’s attention’ sounds like a bad line out of ‘Allo,’Allo, ….-Listen very carefully, Rene, sorry Comrade Stalin!!!

  • Ulsters my homeland

    “His only crime was to associate with known republicans.”

    This reminds me on the brutal murder of a prison officer in a Cloughmills pub. His only crime was to ask for a pint.

    It’s Malloy’s pub, the oul doll Malloy(who’s now dead) mysteriously dissapeared the night of the murder. Previously, you could have set your watch to her.

    The pub/filling station on the right as you approach Logans fashions.

  • Ulsters my Homeland

    approaching Logan Fashions from the Ballymena side.

    …we don’t want any innocent victims getting caught up in this because of poor directions.

  • U@hotmail.co.uk

    the flat earth chuckies

    A good description.

    Posted by picador on Jan 24, 2009 @ 02:51 PM

    picador, can you explain

  • picador

    In spite of mountains of evidence that their day is not going to come they pig-headedly persist with the notion that they are the vanguard of a republic that exists only in their minds.

  • picador

    UMH,

    I usually enjoy your comments but you are well out of order tonight. What’s up? Been to a band parade?