Gerry Adams faces an accusation that he was involved in having someone killed

CptSternn

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Hrmmm...

It's like there is a lot of bad press about the Fine Gael government or there is an election coming up. That's usually when the spin doctors start rolling out the 'Gerry was in the Ra' talk or some other attacks on Sinn Fein trying to link them to the IRA.

You never hear about it unless there is either bad press for the Fine Gael government (NAMA inquiry, Apple tax). It is compounded when there is an election getting ready to start

I documented this years ago. Still holds true today.

http://www.politics.ie/forum/fine-g...s-sinn-fein-whenever-they-have-bad-press.html
 


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^Exactly. Forget NAMA, Apple tax, homeless crisis, health service, bus strikes etc, someone said someone told them that Gerry Adams did something bad.

Not sure this one will have much traction though. Respectable Ireland will never admit this out loud but the killing of an informer won't produce the same reaction as the killing of a Garda officer or a mother of ten.
 

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Hrmmm...

It's like there is a lot of bad press about the Fine Gael government or there is an election coming up. That's usually when the spin doctors start rolling out the 'Gerry was in the Ra' talk or some other attacks in Sinn Fein trying to link them to the IRA.

You never hear about it unless there is either bad press for the Fine Gael government (NAMA inquiry, Apple tax). It is compounded when there is an election getting ready to start

I documented this years ago. Still holds true today.

http://www.politics.ie/forum/fine-g...s-sinn-fein-whenever-they-have-bad-press.html
FG collectively can just about control their own bowels and you're suggesting they control the BBC?
 

Roisin3

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A BBC show did NOt make 'accusation' (sic) about Gerry Adams - a former IRA man on the show did. It is very interesting to see the likes of dimples and cruimh trusting the word of an ex-IRA man. As someone just said on the shytrag's website : just to be clear, all IRA men are bad and completely and utterly lack credibility unless they say something bad about Gerry Adams in which case they are bastions of honesty. LOL.

No, it's fair to say the BBC programme made the allegation. They commissioned the interview, research etc, and broadcast it.
 

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Interesting that Irish media has no problem repeating these allegations, but was too chicken sh1t to republish statements made under privilege in the Dail.
 

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Interesting that Irish media has no problem repeating these allegations, but was too chicken sh1t to republish statements made under privilege in the Dail.
You're being facetious. You Provo apologist.
 

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No, we're suggesting the BBC is doing them a favour.
Maybe it's not the Beeb, if there are cash payments for nama properties in car parks, imagine how far a bag of cash might go in the pursuit of political power when offered to a former tout down on their luck. Spotlight would then be grateful for salacious filler on a slow news week.
 

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On the other hand, the story he has to tell is very credible. Given the apparent unwillingness to investigate the case, we'll probably never find out if he's telling the truth.

I hope he doesn't meet with any of Slab's people in any of the many isolated cottages dotted around the country.

Why is it very credible?

Donaldson was an obedient puppy by then, sent off to Donegal to think about what he did.

Did Adams order it? Did McGuinness? Did Murphy?

No idea. Possibly. Another possibility is that the relative of someone killed in one of the SAS ambushes (due to informers among other things such as surveillance) took exception and decided Donaldson wasn't going to be another Scap retiring into obscurity or witness protection, and killed him. The shotgun might be because he had no access to an arms cache. Then again, the shotgun might be because the IRA did order it and naturally enough didn't want to use proscribed weapons. Lots of possibilities.
 

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Maybe it's not the Beeb, if there are cash payments for nama properties in car parks, imagine how far a bag of cash might go in the pursuit of political power when offered to a former tout down on their luck. Spotlight would then be grateful for salacious filler on a slow news week.
There's always an amusing irony on these threads where people on one hand scream for evidence with regard to any allegations against the likes of Adams and on the other hand blithely accept whatever imagined conspiracy theory comes to hand about why the media might report on such an issue.
 


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