SF members and others distributing illegal PDF of ‘Voices from the Grave’

SF have been vigorously rejecting claims made by Brendan Hughes in ‘Voices from the Grave’. It is hardly surprising that party members would not want to pay for the book and enrich Ed Moloney for what they insist are false, agenda driven claims. They should be left with the options of not reading the book, waiting for a library copy or trying to borrow one.

However, SF members (including one who works in their bookshop) are widely emailing a PDF copy of the book. The copy, which Slugger has seen, is not a scan. Where it originated from is not clear but it is certainly not a legitimate copy or being distributed legally.

Despite this I am also informed that a bookshop in West Belfast sold out it’s entire first order within hours.

  • Michaelhenry

    sounds like sales will make it into the top 10,a west belfast shop sold out its entire first order,good,where on the shankil road is this book shop.

  • Rory Carr

    A scene from my forthcoming novel based on the schooldays of a boy, provisionally called Mark:

    “Please sir, Please sir! That’s not Murphy’s homework. He copied it from Donnelly. Yes, he did, sir. I saw them.”

    Mark smiled slyly to himself behind his hand, knowing that his tale-telling would get both Murphy and Donnelly into trouble and make him look good in the teacher’s eyes. Who knows he might even get appointed prefect which would be compensation for the burning resentment at knowing that he would never be Head Boy as that post was one decided by the boys’ votes and Mark knew that neither he nor his policies would ever find favour with that electorate.

    “Well,” reasoned Mark, “If I can’t win through popularity at least I can prosper as a sneak.”

  • Mark McGregor

    Well done Rory.

    Do you think you’ve done enough to distract people from the blog I stand over with that rubbish? Or are you prepared to come in again later with more nonsense in the hope others will pick up your ignore the topic and slabber theme?

  • Chris Donnelly


    I do hope that Donnelly character is entirely fictitious…

    So you know. I’ve been offered- and neglected- this pdf copy by email from a source as far removed from Sinn Fein as is possible….and you know who you are….;>

  • Mark McGregor


    I did note at the top ‘others’ are also distributing it, not just SF members. But it is entirely true only a SF member and a worker in their bookshop is brazen enough to publicly tout the copy around online.

  • Is this a new introductory offer for membership? Much as I’d like to read the book, I don’t think this is enough incentive to join.

  • joeCanuck

    You’re being so disingenuous with that reply to Rory. Your blog is so obviously an attempt to sow seed of distrust within S.F. You can’t be stupid enough (can you?) to not know that if you had made a similar comment a few years back, someone would have been left with very sore knees to say the least.

  • Mark McGregor


    wtf? I did a blog on facts. Rory did a reply that had a pop. What are you going on about with this ‘knees’ crap?

  • Ulick

    Cool, I was having some difficulty trying to reconcile my curiosity with giving money to Maloney.

  • Mark McGregor


    Oh, I see you think I’m saying SF members are reading this book in private, sending it to each other through hidden channels.

    That isn’t the claim.

    SF loyalists are sending it out for free to each other and anyone that asks so Moloney doesn’t get the money. There isn’t a secret group in SF interested in reading the book with an open mind.

    Jesus, its mad what people can read into things!

  • joeCanuck

    No Mark. What I am saying is that, if someone in SF who is secretly anti-Adams was giving out copies of such a book a few years ago in order to try to damage Adams’ reputation, and this person was identified, that person might end up being knee-capped. How many people work in the SF bookshop?

  • Mark McGregor


    The person offering it out is doing it openly on another forum, so i’m hardly speaking out of turn.

  • Ulick

    Knee-capped for reading a book Joe? I think you have maybe bought too much of that anti-republican proaganda.

  • joeCanuck


    Is this person on another forum the bookshop worker?
    If so, fair enough. I didn’t know that. Isn’t it a sin to ignore copyright? Is this person giving it away or selling it?

  • Mark McGregor


    I’ve been sent the relevant post from the other forum (thanks) – irishrepublican.net :

    cara Moloney admits to heavily editing the Darks words, so now I have to ask myself whose story is this? Who do they think they are fooling, btw to all my comrades. . . I was mysteriously sent the PDF file if interested send me a pm or vm. I would not have read it any other way, I refuse to put one quid in Moloney’s pocket.

    The author works in the SF bookshop afaik and does send the file when asked.

  • joeCanuck


    You might care to pay a visit to your optometrist, or perhaps take reading lessons.

  • Seosamh913


    Can/will you name him ?

  • OscarTheGrouch

    maybe the dead are rising up and buying and mailing it

  • Mark McGregor


    No. I will not name the person. I’ll note it, stand over my blog but I won’t actually tout any individual up when so many more are doing the same, not just SF members.

  • Cynic2

    When your organisation has murdered thousands of people a little breach of copyright probably doesn’t seem much. Get with the programme

  • Seosamh913


    Fair enough; is the person a public representative or a salaried SF employee ?

  • Mark McGregor


    The person is close to an ordinary plod or ‘nobody’. Still unwise for them to be punting material given their already publicised problems due to that site and privacy breeches.

  • fitzy

    Anyone know the fastest way to get this in the US?… other than PDF!

  • West Sider

    Great news, if true. I’d love to get a copy without paying.

    Even though all the juicy bits seem to be in the public domain for free thanks to Ed and Anto’s demented hatred of the Gerry.

    I love Slugger – particularly Mark’s skulking, amateurish, but more importantly, adolescent posts.

    *whiney, nasal chav voice* “I love winding them all up so I do. It’s all a wind up and I’m lovin’ it ta fack”

    It’s like a schoolkid smoking while teacher walks by, but hiding it at the crucial moment, I wonder has he stopped scratching his pimples yet.

    No matter, he hasn’t stopped the intellectual wanking.

    His forehead must be sore.

  • Kevin Barry

    This is news how?

  • The Original Sam Maguire

    If anyone happens to have a copy of this PDF, please do not send it to me. I wouldn’t be interested in this kind of thing at all, at all

  • Mark McGregor

    WS, sorry.

    That needs need deleted and I’ll report myself to Mick. Out of order, apologies.

  • West Sider

    Just so other contributors can understand how this site works – I’ve been censored.

    The reason I’ve been censored is because I questioned Mark McGregor’s character and intellect.

    I won’t be commenting on this site, or visiting in future.

  • Mark McGregor

    No, the reason you’ve had you comments removed was because they related to ones where I abused you and was bang out of order.

    It was me that was censored and I will be in a fair bit of shit with Mick over my mouthing.

    I apologise again. I should know better by now.

  • Dixie Elliott

    At least they’re reading it…Even through spittle covered screens.

    Everybody’s talking at me.
    I don’t hear a word they’re saying,
    Only the echoes of my mind…

  • Wabbits

    I’m quite happy to give Mr Maloney my money and I am patiently awaiting my delivery from Amazon Books. This can be offset by the money I gave to Adams when I bought his books.

    I wouldn’t want a pdf copy either as I like he touch and smell of a new book. This book sounds like it will be stinking because the content will show just how rotten to the core the subjects are.

  • granni trixie

    Wabbits: my Amazon book arrived just now – yours is surely on its way.

  • GFASupporterButRealist

    Question: what’s the likelihood of Ed Moloney raking the big bucks in from intelligent readers with this latest book ? Pretty good, I’d say. Now with Gerry’s books which are in the creative fiction category, apart from the gullible daft Irish American sycophant readership who are living in the age of Parnell still, how much has Gerry made off intelligent buyers ? Not much, I’d wager.
    Any guesses on the comparison moolah-wise ?
    Hmmmmm……now Gerry’s books wouldn’t just happen to be subsidised big time by a certain SF-loving Irish American foundation with billions to burn ?
    Answer on a postcard, please.

  • RobertEmmett

    the biggest copyright infringement the shinners are guilty of is of everything the stoops stood for.

  • Alias

    True, but the Stoops stole it from the British state.

  • West Sider


    apology accepted.