“McKee — booted out of the IRA in 2004…”

The BBC reported yesterday on the sentencing, for four and a half years each, of three men, Paul Braniff, Michael Kearney and Eugene McKee, after they pleaded guilty to a single count of blackmail. They were part of a gang which had threatened the businessman with releasing a video of a “personal nature” to the press. The report adds Judge Lynch revealed that Braniff has almost 200 previous criminal convictions and that while most are for road traffic offences, he has been … Read more