Haggarty recruited by Special Branch less than a year after joining UVF

Posted By: January 30, 2018

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed by Irish National Caucus Gary Haggarty was a Special Branch informer for 11 years Allison Morris. Belfast News. Tuesday, January 30, 2018 GARY Haggarty was recruited as an RUC Special Branch informer less than a year after joining the ranks of the murderous Mount Vernon UVF when he was arrested for possession of ammunition.Victims’ relatives […]

Loyalist Haggarty “supergrass” jailed for six-and-a-half years

Posted By: January 30, 2018

RTE.Dublin. Monday, 29 Jan 2018 Gary Haggarty’s offenses stretch over 16 years from 1991 to 2007A former loyalist paramilitary chief turned police informer has been sentenced to six-and-a-half years in prison for 202 terror offenses before he can be considered for release.Ulster Volunteer Force chief Gary Haggarty, 46, pleaded guilty to five murders as his part of […]

When Gerry Adams was played by an Oscar nominee and the IRA weren’t allowed talk about sausages

Posted By: January 29, 2018

The UK’s broadcast ban was brought in 30 years ago – but lifted by 1994.The Journal. Dublin. Sunday, January 28, 2018THE UK BROADCAST ban on Sinn Féin spokespeople, introduced 30 years ago, didn’t come entirely out of the blue.There had been tensions between the government and journalists for years over how to cover the North – […]

Sinn Féin may follow newly nationalist Leo

Posted By: January 27, 2018

Patrick Murphy. Irish News. Belfast. Saturday, January 27, 2018While it is too early to assess the likely outcome of the current Stormont talks, it is clear that the changing political landscape in The South is likely to have a major impact on events in The North.Although the DUP believes that politics here will be shaped by its deal with the Tories, […]

Loughinisland: Judge withdraws and rules that legal challenge against police ombudsman will be heard by a different judge

Posted By: January 26, 2018

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed by Irish National Caucus “Solicitor for the Loughinisland families Niall Murphy said: ‘ This was the most unprecedented resolution to a judicial review application that I have ever experienced in my years in practice.What we have now is an opportunity for the police ombudsman and the families to re-engage in a brand […]

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