Sean Garland RIP


The OD

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Yes, I think that's the best that can be said.
None the less, may he find some peace, peace he seems to have difficulty apprehending in life?
 

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A good man, who dedicated his life to attempting to build a better Ireland

His embrace of Stalinism and Communist International from the 1970s onwards was misjudged,

On wonders if the split with the INLA and subsequent bloody feuds had not happened what impact would himself and likes of Seamus Costello have had on Ireland.
 

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Has North Korea called a day of national mourning ?
Was that John Caden just on Seán O'Rourke.
 

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Another one like Harris who travelled a strange road of moving from being a Republican to being a unionist.
 
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Another one like Harris who travelled a strange road of moving of being a Republican to being a unionist.
Sticky Syndrome. A virus with severe mental symptoms and physical manifestations such as swivelling eyes and frothing mouth.
 

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He walked a long road.
You have to hand it to those involved in the 50s campaign .It was not an easy life
 

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Sticky Syndrome. A virus with severe mental symptoms and physical manifestations such as swivelling eyes and frothing mouth.
That's what I like about this place. Rational, reasoned debate backed up with strong supporting evidence where appropriate :rolleyes2:
 

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Christ, using the Daily Mail to smear the Workers Party, welcome to pits of hell.

Garland may have been misguided at times, but I can't but admire his resilent dedication to trying to build a better Ireland than he grew up in.

For no personal gain and at great personal cost, Garland and others did the Irish people some service.

They failed in their vision of a non sectarian Ireland, with Provisional Sinn Fein and DUP sowing division between working class communities.
 

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Christ, using the Daily Mail to smear the Workers Party, welcome to pits of hell.

Garland may have been misguided at times, but I can't but admire his resilent dedication to trying to build a better Ireland than he grew up in.

For no personal gain and at great personal cost, Garland and others did the Irish people some service.

They failed in their vision of a non sectarian Ireland, with Provisional Sinn Fein and DUP sowing division between working class communities.
Ah stop, just stop with the silly hagiography.

• He led Sean South into battle ( before the Troubles and contributed to Unionist Paranoia ) and people eulogising him today are the same kind of people that foam at the mouth about Sean South.

• The childish bollocks about working class communities somehow being willing to come together in NI before the Troubles is a nonsense and the OIRA/SFWP were feverently sectarian against their former IRA colleagues ( there's nothing as bitter as a split ).

• Far from being peace loving Gandhi like figures his OIRA were racketeering and murdering while their political wing was ranting about the violence of the Provisionals. Indeed Sean Garland himself was seen as being bang in the middle of the uncovered counterfeiting operation.

He was what he was, he had the balls to put his body on the line for his causes.
 
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