Unionist advisor Sean OCallaghan tied up by burgulars

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According to report in todays Daily Ireland long time associate of Kerry TD Martin Ferris , and infamous informer Sean OCallaghan ended up tied up to a chair after a spot of boozing with 2 men he encountered in a gay bar and invited back for a drink turned ugly .

IRA informer Sean O’Callaghan was tied up by two men he met in a gay pub, and held at knifepoint while they ransacked the house he was meant to be looking after, a court heard yesterday.
The former IRA man had invited the pair back to the home he was looking after for his friend, author Ruth Dudley Edwards, following an evening drinking with them in a nearby gay pub.



OCallaghan claimed he had went to the bar “only because it was the nearest”, which to many would seem difficult to believe but as the man has such a reputation for telling the truth he surely deserves the benefit of the doubt . However one of the burgulars in court tells a different story One of the men, Yousef Samhan (26), was caught by police. He denied robbery, telling the court he had gone back for a bondage session with O’Callaghan, and claiming the IRA man-turned supergrass had asked to be tied up, but he was convicted by the jury.


The report goes on to say


Isleworth Crown Court heard how O’Callaghan, who has published his autobiography The Informer, and has refused to take up a new identity despite being wanted by the IRA, had been house sitting at the property in Pope’s Lane, Ealing, in September last year.
He decided to go to the pub and ended up at gay bar West Five. He invited Samhan and another man back to the house for another drink, but once there they attacked him, said Stephanie Dodd, prosecuting.
She told the court: “Mr O’Callaghan was tied to a red kitchen chair with electrical flex, threatened with a large kitchen knife and watched helplessly as the men ransacked the house and made off with a computer, jewellery, credit cards and cash.”
They were seen leaving on a scooter carrying two large plastic carriers and went on to use the credit cards at two service stations.
Father-of-two Samhan was recognised by police on CCTV and his finger prints were found at the house.
The other man has not been caught.
Samhan eventually gave himself up and was arrested, but he denied taking part in the robbery, saying it must have happened after he left.
When the case came to trial, he told the court he and Callaghan had been involved in a gay bondage session and said that the IRA double killer had asked to be tied up.
However, the jury took less than half an hour to find Samhan, of Newstead Court, Byron Way, Northolt, guilty of robbery on September 6 last year.
He admitted three charges of obtaining goods by deception with the stolen credit cards.
Jailing him for five and a half years, Judge Richard McGregor-Johnson told him he was lucky not to be facing an indeterminate sentence of either life or for public protection.
He said: “You have been convicted of an extremely serious offence and only lately have you admitted the accuracy of the prosecution case and the fact you were guilty of it.
“You were invited to this house by Mr O’Callaghan. You shared a drink together at the pub and at the house, and then you took advantage of him.
“He was knocked to the floor, held, threatened by you at knifepoint and then tied up, and having achieved that, you stole property from the house.
“It is correct that no serious injuries were caused, but it must have been an extremely frightening experience, especially involving the threat of a knife and the fact he was tied up.”
Earlier defence counsel Joanne Cochrane said Samhan had been in custody since his arrest and had taken advantage of various courses and become drug free, adding that all his offending is born of an addiction to hard drugs and alcohol.
Police said that the most upsetting aspect for the home-owner and published author Ruth Dudley Edwards, was the loss of her computer on which she had been working. It was never recovered


This entire episode casts into doubt Mr O'Callaghans repeated descriptions of himself as a hardened and shrewd operator given the foolish nature of a man supposedly under greivious threat to his personal safety compromising himself in this way , by inviting complete strangers he'd encountered in a gay bar back to his home . At best this could be described as ill advised and it surely casts into doubt his position as an advisor to the Ulster Unionist council . OCallaghan himself replaced the Unionists previous choice of advisor from a " republican "background , Vincent McKenna who was later outed as a Walter Mitty who concocted tales of his military exploits as well as being a sexual deviant and convicted paedophile .

Many cynical people will probably cast doubt on Mr O'Callaghans excuse for visiting this homosexual haunt or watering hole , but i wouldnt stoop to it . As someone who outwitted the IRAs internal security for so long Im sure if Mr OCallaghan was being untruthful on this aspect of his story he could come up with a much more plausible lie , so it stands to reason ihis seeminlgly flimsy excuse is actually the truth . I dont believe in the slightest that despite his faults Sean OCallaghan prowls homosexual hang outs and invites young men back to his room for a drink , never mind some light bondage . Its most likely that he was simply being tolerant and its a credit to the man that not only did he not leave his drink on the counter and run for the hills once he found out the bar was for homosexuals he even invited a few back for a drink to prove how confident he was with his sexuality . Thats patently obvious . Sean obviously led a double life for years within the IRA as an informer and to suggest he was leading a triple one would be far too much to believe . Furthermore a man who proudly boasts to his years as a traitor to his country would surely have little difficulty coming out as a gay , an issue that nobody really has a problem with anymore in Ireland .

However it seems his security has been greiviously compromised by this entire incident along with his judgement . While many reacted to his tales of his days as a top professional terrorist operator with sarcasm in the past his woeful judgement in this instance and indeed his seeming inability to even defend himself from, never mind single handedly dispatch, his 2 assailants casts further doubt upon his inside exclusives and intimate knowlege of the IRAs most deadly assassins over the years . An unkind soul might suggest that if 2 homosexuals attempted to tie onesself up a fight to the death would be preferable than the likely repercussions , but obviously not a man like Sean who appears to have given his assailants the benefit of the doubt on this one . Thankfully for sean burglary rather than buggery was the objective and he wasnt subjected to something more nefarious from the 2 miscreants who made their esacape on a mo-ped loaded down with loot from Ruth Dudley Edwards house.
 


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there's already a thread on this
 

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merle haggard said:
BarryW said:
there's already a thread on this
it seems to have been deleted
Surprise ,Surprise

Anyway there is something effeminit about SOC
 

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martin TYRONE said:
[quote="merle haggard":1yf8goij]
BarryW said:
there's already a thread on this
it seems to have been deleted
Surprise ,Surprise

Anyway there is something effeminit about SOC[/quote:1yf8goij]


More than can be said for Barbie DeBrun.
 

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That's funny and all, but it feels to me more like paparazzi scandals than actual news.... not to mention the fairly homophobic jokes throughout.
 

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merle haggard said:
i dont think so . I find that flowing moustache quite manly
Wasnt there some freudian clap trap about a man who is always fondling his moustache being subconsciously obsessed with his pubic hair
 

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Wasnt there some freudian clap trap about a man who is always fondling his moustache being subconsciously obsessed with his pubic hair
As long as its just his own theres no harm in it .

That's funny and all, but it feels to me more like paparazzi scandals than actual news.... not to mention the fairly homophobic jokes throughout.
its not remotely funny . Its a serious news piece involving a well known figure and party politcal advisor whose been on many political documentaries and news reports . There is not one single joke , homophobic or otherwise . As he advisses the Ulster Unionist party on security he seems to have taken a rather devil may care risk with his own security which is a pertinent point to make . His judgement has been exposed as seriously questionable . How are we to take the Ulster Unionist partys security concerns remotely seriously if this man has been advising them on it . How are we to take his claims of maintaining his own personal security in the face of a terrorist threat to his life seriously if hes inviting strangers from bars he apparently has never been in before , actual dangerous violent criminals and drug addicts back to his home late at night .

I doubt Ruth Dudley Edwards would ever let him look after her house again after this bizarre episode, therefore how on earth can he be providing security advise to the Unionist party in the face of a growing threat from republicans ?
 

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KeithM said:
martin TYRONE said:
[quote="merle haggard":3m9n4qpd]
BarryW said:
there's already a thread on this
it seems to have been deleted
Surprise ,Surprise

Anyway there is something effeminit about SOC

More than can be said for Barbie DeBrun.[/quote:3m9n4qpd]

Not to mention Mary Harney
 

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merle haggard said:
However it seems his security has been greiviously compromised by this entire incident along with his judgement . While many reacted to his tales of his days as a top professional terrorist operator with sarcasm in the past his woeful judgement in this instance and indeed his seeming inability to even defend himself from, never mind single handedly dispatch, his 2 assailants casts further doubt upon his inside exclusives and intimate knowlege of the IRAs most deadly assassins over the years . An unkind soul might suggest that if 2 homosexuals attempted to tie onesself up a fight to the death would be preferable than the likely repercussions , but obviously not a man like Sean who appears to have given his assailants the benefit of the doubt on this one . Thankfully for sean burglary rather than buggery was the objective and he wasnt subjected to something more nefarious from the 2 miscreants who made their esacape on a mo-ped loaded down with loot from Ruth Dudley Edwards house.
Come on Merle you must have been pi$$ing yourself laughing after you wrote that. I tell you I was after reading it! :lol:
 

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If it transpires that the 2 homosexuals were Republicans this could have serious repercussions for the peace process---has Mc Dowell claimed that his intelligence sources say that the 2 were leading members of PIRA with close links to the SF leadership and that it was an operation fully authorised by the IRA army council yet
 

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If The Long Good Friday taught me anything, it's that the IRA has a squad of gay assassins ready to do the damn thing at any given time. O'Callaghan is lucky it was just a robbery.
 

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They are supposed to have left a note

'' We only have to get lucky once
you have too be lucky always''

Hard luck Sean, next time remember to wear clean underware before you go to that bar
 

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I imagine his face as he sat wondering afterwards how he was going to explain this one to people must have looked something like this




However after this astonishing lapse of security and details of his whereabouts , associates and hangouts (no pun intended) have come into the public domain Sean may have to adopt a disguise to conceal his quite recognisable features




as hes reluctant to part with his trademark moustache then this may do the trick





taa - daaaaa !!!!
 

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mbari hogun said:
If The Long Good Friday taught me anything, it's that the IRA has a squad of gay assassins ready to do the damn thing at any given time. O'Callaghan is lucky it was just a robbery.
Abaddon said:
Pierce Brosnan, now there was a gay IRA assassin.
Abaddon said:
In real life they never look so glamourous.
 

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One can only imagine the outrage had the 2 assailants actually interfered with him in an unnatural manner and then killed him with that kitchen knife , which could easily have happened in a strange town like London to someone so trusting and naieve as Sean appears to be . Republicans would surely have been blamed . Theres no way Gerry could have blaamed the securocrats either . Although it would certainly be quite a deterrent to any future informers .
 

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That thought just reminds me of that joke about how do you get 3 gays on a barstool
 


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