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Workers' Party admits illegal activity in late 1980s- what's Gilmore, Rabbitte, Kenny position on past illegal activity ??


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Workers' Party admits illegal activity in late 1980s- what's Gilmore, Rabbitte, Kenny position on past illegal activity ??

When caught out in debates in the Dail, the former Workers Party mouthpieces Gilmore, Rabbitte, Kathleen Lynch are so quick to bring up Sinn Fein's past, any chance they might explain their knowledge and involvement with Workers Party ' fund raising ' in the past ?

And surely Enda and FG who pride themselves on been the " law and order " party cannot allow this revelations to go unquestioned ?? Afer all, he's quick enough to Sinn Fein with "what about Jerry McCabe .... what about Jean McConville " etc ?


" When Seán Garland penned his infamous “Moscow Letter” in 1986, the former Workers’ Party general secretary said his cash-strapped party raised funds through “special activities”. Three years later, in a letter to East Berlin seen by The Irish Times, he dropped the euphemism and admitted “legal and illegal means have been employed by us”. The admission, in a letter on headed party notepaper dated February 26th, 1989, provides confirmation from a leading Workers’ Party official of what was already widely known: that its military wing, the Official IRA, was involved in bank robberies and racketeering. "

Workers' Party admits illegal activity in letter to East Berlin in late 1980s - The Irish Times - Mon, Jan 14, 2013
 


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When caught out in debates in the Dail, the former Workers Party mouthpieces Gilmore, Rabbitte, Kathleen Lynch are so quick to bring up Sinn Fein's past, any chance they might explain their knowledge and involvement with Workers Party ' fund raising ' in the past ?

And surely Enda and FG who pride themselves on been the " law and order " party cannot allow this revelations to go unquestioned ??


" When Seán Garland penned his infamous “Moscow Letter” in 1986, the former Workers’ Party general secretary said his cash-strapped party raised funds through “special activities”. Three years later, in a letter to East Berlin seen by The Irish Times, he dropped the euphemism and admitted “legal and illegal means have been employed by us”. The admission, in a letter on headed party notepaper dated February 26th, 1989, provides confirmation from a leading Workers’ Party official of what was already widely known: that its military wing, the Official IRA, was involved in bank robberies and racketeering. "

Workers' Party admits illegal activity in letter to East Berlin in late 1980s - The Irish Times - Mon, Jan 14, 2013
Pat Rabbitte says that's what tends to happen during WP fundraising. Much worse was their involvement in the murders of Seamus Costello, Billy Wright & Larry White, about which Kathleen Lynch should have some useful info.
 

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When caught out in debates in the Dail, the former Workers Party mouthpieces Gilmore, Rabbitte, Kathleen Lynch are so quick to bring up Sinn Fein's past, any chance they might explain their knowledge and involvement with Workers Party ' fund raising ' in the past ?

And surely Enda and FG who pride themselves on been the " law and order " party cannot allow this revelations to go unquestioned ?? Afer all, he's quick enough to Sinn Fein with "what about Jerry McCabe .... what about Jean McConville " etc ?


" When Seán Garland penned his infamous “Moscow Letter” in 1986, the former Workers’ Party general secretary said his cash-strapped party raised funds through “special activities”. Three years later, in a letter to East Berlin seen by The Irish Times, he dropped the euphemism and admitted “legal and illegal means have been employed by us”. The admission, in a letter on headed party notepaper dated February 26th, 1989, provides confirmation from a leading Workers’ Party official of what was already widely known: that its military wing, the Official IRA, was involved in bank robberies and racketeering. "

Workers' Party admits illegal activity in letter to East Berlin in late 1980s - The Irish Times - Mon, Jan 14, 2013
This was while Worker's Party TD's in the Dail protested at the start of President Reagan's address to the Oireachtas. And now we know the real reason why.
 

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Isn't that the Labour party today? The true inheritors of the mantle of the Blessed James Connolly?
 

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When caught out in debates in the Dail, the former Workers Party mouthpieces Gilmore, Rabbitte, Kathleen Lynch are so quick to bring up Sinn Fein's past, any chance they might explain their knowledge and involvement with Workers Party ' fund raising ' in the past ?
And what about that 'Breath of Fresh air" Proinsias de Rossa? Like modern SF, many Workers Party hacks turned their back on the party and showed it a pair of heels that are not quiet clean. This was only really done when an RTE program exposed racketeering and others criminality at the heart of the party. Now that these politicians have gone main stream, we at least deserve to know what they knew of the Workers Party activities when they were members. Those who left the WP do not seem to be a apart of the family clique that still runs it today, but they that does not mean they should be exempt and be content to let bygones be bygones, especially if there is ongoing criminality.
 

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Pat Rabbitte says that's what tends to happen during WP fundraising. Much worse was their involvement in the murders of Seamus Costello, Billy Wright & Larry White, about which Kathleen Lynch should have some useful info.
So Kenny instead of asking SF and Gerry Adams about their past and the PRovos, he should be asking Gilmore, Rabbitte, Lynch and for that matter former Senator Eoghan Harris about the Sticky's murders and illegal activites ??

I'd doubt so, from FG the " law and order " party :rolleyes:
 

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And what about that 'Breath of Fresh air" Proinsias de Rossa? Like modern SF, many Workers Party hacks turned their back on the party and showed it a pair of heels that are not quiet clean. This was only really done when an RTE program exposed racketeering and others criminality at the heart of the party. Now that these politicians have gone main stream, we at least deserve to know what they knew of the Workers Party activities when they were members. Those who left the WP do not seem to be a apart of the family clique that still runs it today, but they that does not mean they should be exempt and be content to let bygones be bygones, especially if there is ongoing criminality.
It was Vincent Brown's magazine Magill which exposed the Sticky's, RTE jumped on the bandwagon much later, after all RTE current affaris was effectively run by the Stick's.
 

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When caught out in debates in the Dail, the former Workers Party mouthpieces Gilmore, Rabbitte, Kathleen Lynch are so quick to bring up Sinn Fein's past, any chance they might explain their knowledge and involvement with Workers Party ' fund raising ' in the past ?

And surely Enda and FG who pride themselves on been the " law and order " party cannot allow this revelations to go unquestioned ?? Afer all, he's quick enough to Sinn Fein with "what about Jerry McCabe .... what about Jean McConville " etc ?


" When Seán Garland penned his infamous “Moscow Letter” in 1986, the former Workers’ Party general secretary said his cash-strapped party raised funds through “special activities”. Three years later, in a letter to East Berlin seen by The Irish Times, he dropped the euphemism and admitted “legal and illegal means have been employed by us”. The admission, in a letter on headed party notepaper dated February 26th, 1989, provides confirmation from a leading Workers’ Party official of what was already widely known: that its military wing, the Official IRA, was involved in bank robberies and racketeering. "

Workers' Party admits illegal activity in letter to East Berlin in late 1980s - The Irish Times - Mon, Jan 14, 2013


The workers party are still in business. I am sure that is not news to you.

THE WORKER'S PARTY OF IRELAND
One would think that these hysterical questions could be directed in that direction , if you are genuinely seeking answers. However , if it is your intention to cast slurs at people who are not members of that party, then carry on.
 

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FG the " law and order " party? - Ahem!

Lowry? Reilly? Eames? Cllr Anne Devitt?

Remember this?

Some of the major players in global high finance -- as well as several Irish interests, including Bank of Ireland -- were among those who attended the prestigious 21 Club in Manhattan on November 9, 1995.

This was a little over two weeks after the announcement that Esat had been the successful consortium in the GSM licence competition.

Those listed to have attended the exclusive affair included: Bank of Ireland ($7,500), Goldman Sachs ($10,000); Morgan Stanley ($10,000); Mutual of America ($20,000); businessman Pat Dineen's Sedgwick Group ($7,500) and Sedgwick Dineen ($7,500); hotelier John Fitzpatrick's Fitzpatrick Hotels ($2,500); Orion & Global ($15,000) and multinational pharmaceutical giant Schering Plough ($7,500).

The Moriarty tribunal discovered that a hugely controversial Esat/Telenor donation of $50,000 had its origins at this event, which was initiated by Mr Austin.

Mr Justice Moriarty concluded that IR£147,000, intended for Mr Lowry from Denis O'Brien, whose company Esat won the second mobile phone licence competition in controversial circumstances, had rested in Mr Austin's offshore account.


Fine Gael got money from same donor as Haughey - National News - Independent.ie
 
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