• Due to a glitch in the old vBulletin software, some users were "banned" when they tried to change their passwords at the end of February. This does not apply after the site was converted to Xenforo. If you were affected by this, please us viua the Contact us link in the footer.

How well did Martin Ferris TD know Whitey Bolger?


Honecker

Well-known member
Joined
Oct 19, 2012
Messages
4,777
Martin Ferris was arrested in 1984 after trying to import illegal arms into Ireland on the ship The Valhalla. There arms were paid for with drugs and supplied by the notorious gangster Whitey Bolger. Bolger was one of the most notorious gangsters in American history and was the crime Lord of South Boston. He made his money through protection rackets, drug supply and prostitution and is believed to have personnally murdered at least 19 people.

Martin Ferris needs to answer why he thought it was acceptable to accept arms from Drugs Lords and crime Barons and reveal the extent of the IRA's relationship with organised crime in Boston. We can't accept the possibility of Ferris serving in the next cabinet if he was an associate of Whitey Bolger. The provos needs to reveal the rest of the Skeletons in their closet before they expect to be taken seriously as a potential government.

Whitey Bulger - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Boston crime boss who shipped guns to Ferris is still at large - Independent.ie
 


enby

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 11, 2006
Messages
1,974
I predict that the Modocrats will zoo this in no time
 

Murph

Well-known member
Joined
Mar 4, 2009
Messages
3,207
Na'h lets instead discuss some real news.

Did something happen yesterday involving public sector unions giving a government bully a black eye?
 

IrishWelshCelt

Well-known member
Joined
Oct 13, 2012
Messages
2,664
You think the IRA cared what/who paid for their arms as long as they got them? Irish America were constant suppliers of arms back to Ireland.
 

b.a. baracus

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 3, 2009
Messages
2,230
Ridiculous thread of the week award.

The IRA would have purchased arms from anybody who would sell arms to them. There is no Ethically Produced or Fair Trade mark in the gun supply industry. You silly boy.
 

good dog

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 23, 2012
Messages
2,502
The RA, pro drugs in the big cities where they make money, anti drugs in the rural area's where they can get a bit of publicity out of it.
 

Just Jack

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 10, 2010
Messages
3,792
The RA, pro drugs in the big cities where they make money, anti drugs in the rural area's where they can get a bit of publicity out of it.
Your mother: Pro-life was a mistake.
 

Paddyc

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 30, 2009
Messages
9,283
Martin Ferris was arrested in 1984 after trying to import illegal arms into Ireland on the ship The Valhalla. There arms were paid for with drugs and supplied by the notorious gangster Whitey Bolger. Bolger was one of the most notorious gangsters in American history and was the crime Lord of South Boston. He made his money through protection rackets, drug supply and prostitution and is believed to have personnally murdered at least 19 people.

Martin Ferris needs to answer why he thought it was acceptable to accept arms from Drugs Lords and crime Barons and reveal the extent of the IRA's relationship with organised crime in Boston. We can't accept the possibility of Ferris serving in the next cabinet if he was an associate of Whitey Bolger. The provos needs to reveal the rest of the Skeletons in their closet before they expect to be taken seriously as a potential government.

Whitey Bulger - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Boston crime boss who shipped guns to Ferris is still at large - Independent.ie
We might take you a little bit more seriously if you were aware that Whitey Bulger had been arrested and didn't provide us with a link from 2002.

Also, wasn't there a very strong rumour that Whitey Bulger informed on the arms shipment to the FBI and a blind eye was turned by them to some of his behaviour as a result.
 

Honecker

Well-known member
Joined
Oct 19, 2012
Messages
4,777
We might take you a little bit more seriously if you were aware that Whitey Bulger had been arrested and didn't provide us with a link from 2002.

Also, wasn't there a very strong rumour that Whitey Bulger informed on the arms shipment to the FBI and a blind eye was turned by them to some of his behaviour as a result.
Yes I'm aware he was arrested. My point is that with SF set to be in the next government is it appropriate that Martin Ferris is involved given his connection to organised crime and drugs. Would you really be comfortable with Ferris as a minister?
 

james toney

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 9, 2009
Messages
16,075
2002 article? Maybe it should be in the zoo.
 

emulator

Well-known member
Joined
Oct 20, 2010
Messages
10,260
Yes I'm aware he was arrested. My point is that with SF set to be in the next government is it appropriate that Martin Ferris is involved given his connection to organised crime and drugs. Would you really be comfortable with Ferris as a minister?
Yes. It's grand.
 

turdsl

Well-known member
Joined
Mar 2, 2008
Messages
26,085
Stupid thread, He would hardly order the guns from the police, besides, who is is the, we, you represent.
 

Paddyc

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 30, 2009
Messages
9,283
Yes I'm aware he was arrested
.Well then you shouldn't include a link entitled "Boston crime boss who shipped guns to Ferris is still at large" if you don't want people to laugh at you.

My point is that with SF set to be in the next government is it appropriate that Martin Ferris is involved given his connection to organised crime and drugs. Would you really be comfortable with Ferris as a minister?[/
QUOTE]

If the people of Ireland vote SF into power, it's entirely up to them who they appoint as ministers. My comfort or discomfort is entirely irrelevant. The people will have spoken.

Personally, I think the only Ferris likely to sit around a cabinet table is Teresa.
 

Bea C

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 1, 2010
Messages
24,082
Er, that wasn't the name of the boat.
 

Bea C

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 1, 2010
Messages
24,082
(Being pedantic can be fun ;) )
 

Levellers

Well-known member
Joined
Apr 30, 2011
Messages
14,092
Martin Ferris was arrested in 1984 after trying to import illegal arms into Ireland on the ship The Valhalla. There arms were paid for with drugs and supplied by the notorious gangster Whitey Bolger. Bolger was one of the most notorious gangsters in American history and was the crime Lord of South Boston. He made his money through protection rackets, drug supply and prostitution and is believed to have personnally murdered at least 19 people.

Martin Ferris needs to answer why he thought it was acceptable to accept arms from Drugs Lords and crime Barons and reveal the extent of the IRA's relationship with organised crime in Boston. We can't accept the possibility of Ferris serving in the next cabinet if he was an associate of Whitey Bolger. The provos needs to reveal the rest of the Skeletons in their closet before they expect to be taken seriously as a potential government.

Whitey Bulger - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Boston crime boss who shipped guns to Ferris is still at large - Independent.ie
Just how many errors can you make in a two paragraph post?

The arms were not bought with drugs or drugs money – they were stolen to order.

Joe Cahill set up the deal with Bulger – Ferris never met him.

The use of Wikipedia as a credible source is laughable.

Bulger has since been arrested – not still at large as your eleven years old newspaper article states which of course was designed to harm the election campaign of Ferris.

Ferris will never be in a Cabinet.
 

New Threads

Popular Threads

Most Replies

Top