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Joe Duffy and the killing of Brian Stack


General_Hoche

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For the past two days, Joe Duffy has raised the issue of the killing of Brian Stack, the head prison officer in Portlaoise. He was shot in 1983 and died in 1984. Mr.Stack's son was interviewed on Monday and called for the case to be reopened. Although he didn't rule out IRA/INLA involvement, Austin Stack suspected that he could have been killed for discovering information that 'would rock the foundations of the state'.

Regardless of this assertion in the interview, Duffy went on today to put the blame firmly in the direction of the 'provisional' IRA [Sticky talk for the IRA]. A political prisoner was also interviewed today saying that Stack was a brutal prison guard and that republican groups certainly had a motive to kill him. Duffy paraphrased this to say that a former member of the 'provisional' IRA had just admitted that the IRA had killed the man. To make matters more bizarre, a senior member of the prison officers union then came on and said he believed that the IRA did not commit the killing. Poor Joe was unimpressed, castigating the man for having had talks with the 'provisional' leadership before and after the killing in order to make sure officers weren't targeted. I hope this case is re-opened but don't expect the Special Branch and the cops to come up with any conclusions that dont resemble Joe 'sticky' Duffy.
 

seanad voter

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Potential libel alert, Mods !
 

popper

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Duffy wasn't a stickie, he was a Trot I think. Still a fkn asshole :lol:


Didn't hear the programme. What sort of information would your man have ahd ad is the son hinting that someone connected to the prison might have killed him?
 

inchicore_republican

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Joe Duffy said the IRA done it saying there was enough evidence in Martin Ferris's book to say it was them.Sometimes Joe lets his own Anti Republican agenda in the way of finding the truth.
 

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I only heard the first 15 minutes of the show but I thought the Sinn-Fein-IRA gun man who was being interviewed about life in prison went out of his way to slander Stack and destroy his reputation. Of course legally you can't slander the dead so RTE are covered but I would thought it was completely unacceptable and they should not have allowed a convicted enemy of our democratic state air time to make such wild allegations.

The man should be down on his knees begging for societies forgiveness for the henious crimes he committed and thanking his lucky stars he wasn't convicted these in the sort of socialist dictatorship he fought to impose on the rest of us because if he had been he would have recieved a lengthy torture followed by a short trial and swift execution and therefore wouldn't be able to spew his propaganda on the airwaves 20 years later.
 

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what do you expect from the Irish media ...

I saw the Sunday World last wekend linked the Aryan Brotherhood White Supremacists in American jails to Sinn Fein, on the basis that they had shamrocks tattooed onto themselves...

I mean where else would people buy this muck (i didn't by the way, it was shown to me)
 

Kerrygold

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Yeah don't libel the stickies.

Seriously, there's nothing potentially libelous written. It reflects everything that was said. I had to laugh at Joe Duffy today (I do that regularly). He kept rabbitting on about the PIRA and about Martin Ferris' book and that it must have been them that did it. As General Hoche put it, Duffy completely turned what an ex-prisoner said around into "This guy more or less said that they did it" and then said that because Martin Ferris described him as a vindictive and brutal man that it MUST have been the IRA.

He was none too impressed when the former General Secretary of the Prison Officers Assoc. came on and said that neither he or any of the officers he worked with thought that it was the IRA.

Nice one Joe. :lol:
 

eddiebatt

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Does Joe really have sticky links.Was listening to him when driving back to work and his conclusions were irrational-maybe he was trying to play devils advocate but as far as I am concerned he made himself look fairly stupid.
 

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flyer said:
I only heard the first 15 minutes of the show but I thought the Sinn-Fein-IRA gun man who was being interviewed about life in prison went out of his way to slander Stack and destroy his reputation. Of course legally you can't slander the dead so RTE are covered but I would thought it was completely unacceptable and they should not have allowed a convicted enemy of our democratic state air time to make such wild allegations.
Did you hear Stack's former colleague refute these wild allegations? No?

I wonder why.
 

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eddiebatt said:
Does Joe really have sticky links.Was listening to him when driving back to work and his conclusions were irrational-maybe he was trying to play devils advocate but as far as I am concerned he made himself look fairly stupid.
Even accused the ex-prison gaurd as having no credibility. :oops:

"Talk to Joe (but only if you agree with him)"

Muppet
 

seanad voter

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Joe Duffy wasn't a Stickie; I was at Trinity with him. There is other potentially libellous content in the first post and no link provided to back it up. You don't need to be a member of the NUJ like myself to spot it a mile off.
 
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Kerrygold said:
eddiebatt said:
Does Joe really have sticky links.Was listening to him when driving back to work and his conclusions were irrational-maybe he was trying to play devils advocate but as far as I am concerned he made himself look fairly stupid.
Even accused the ex-prison gaurd as having no credibility. :oops:

"Talk to Joe (but only if you agree with him)"

Muppet
Sure sure sure........
 

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I remember Joe Duffy in USI and he was the leading person involved in taking control of that organisation from the Stickies.
 

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flyer said:
I only heard the first 15 minutes of the show but I thought the Sinn-Fein-IRA gun man who was being interviewed about life in prison went out of his way to slander Stack and destroy his reputation. Of course legally you can't slander the dead so RTE are covered but I would thought it was completely unacceptable and they should not have allowed a convicted enemy of our democratic state air time to make such wild allegations.

The man should be down on his knees begging for societies forgiveness for the henious crimes he committed and thanking his lucky stars he wasn't convicted these in the sort of socialist dictatorship he fought to impose on the rest of us because if he had been he would have recieved a lengthy torture followed by a short trial and swift execution and therefore wouldn't be able to spew his propaganda on the airwaves 20 years later.
Do you really have to share your therapy with the rest of us?
 

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popper said:
Duffy wasn't a stickie, he was a Trot I think. Still a fkn asshole :lol:


Didn't hear the programme. What sort of information would your man have ahd ad is the son hinting that someone connected to the prison might have killed him?
I didn't hear it yesterday and I didn't realise that his son had made that connection. I did hear the ex prison gaurd say that Brian Stack had come across information that he shouldn't have that would embarress the state. :shock:
 

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TradCat said:
I remember Joe Duffy in USI and he was the leading person involved in taking control of that organisation from the Stickies.
I think popper stated that Joe was not a stick but a trot.
 

TradCat

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He wasn't a Trot either. Alex White was but not Joe Duffy.
 

General_Hoche

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It's hardly libel to say that someone was a supporter of Official Sinn Fein is it? Besides, I reckon martin Ferris has more of a case for libel after todays rants by the bearded one! The IRA could have killed the man, but even his own family thinks there was something odd about the case. Mr.Stack was said to have been depressed and anxious before he was shot. Hinting at an inside job, I reckon. As for 'flyer', he still believes the whole northern conflict was one way traffic, God love him.
 

Kerrygold

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The tool was trying to use this to have a go at Ferris, as he often does, because Stack was mentioned in the book written about him. He kept repeating over and over "do you think that Ferris should be brought in for questioning". What a complete dick.head.
 
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