The 11th Night, Belfast, 2017

I hadn’t planned to write anything more about the 11th July night in Northern Ireland.
I’ve written so many posts about it. You can search through the archives and read them all, if you wish.
It’s the same old, same old sectarian hate-fest that’s been going on for years and years and years – an exodus of ordinary decent people from the North of Ireland (unless they live in some upper-class secluded area where they neither see nor hear no evil) , lawless bonfire collectors and builders, danger and damage to houses, a set-piece of  hate crime

The police, whether

the now defunct RUC or the

PSNI, stand back, watch and mouth platitudes about “not being able to do anything”

Comment: This is your day job, mates.

You get your salary for combatting hate crime.

When are you going to start earning your keep?


Unionists/Loyalists say “it’s our culture. It’s just a fun-day/evening/night out for the childer” as they burn the flags of the Republic of Ireland, Poland, and anywhere else that’s the object of their irrational hatred this year.

They burn pictures and effigies of Sinn Fein and SDLP politicians, Republican hunger-strikers, emblems of the Catholic religion.

They  would probably burn a Catholic too if they could get their hands on one!

A loyalist bonfire at Bloomfield Walkway in Belfast
They endanger their own houses and hospitals.

An Orange bandsman plays his flute during the 11th night bonfire at the Belfast New Mossley housing estate in 2015

An Orange bandsman plays his flute during the 11th night bonfire at the Belfast New Mossley housing estate in 2015 CREDIT: CHARLES MCQUILLAN

Yet the Orange Order washes its hands of the “Bonfire Culture”
Nothing to do with us” it says “We don’t organise any bonfires

Query: Who do you think you’re fooling?

This year the DUP’s narrow vision will be on parade with the whole UK watching.

Remember: One-third of  DUP  members  belong to the Orange Order.

Over half of DUP elected officials are members of the Orange order,

A  majority of the 10 MPs  currently propping up the Conservatives are members of the Orange Order.

Tonight Orangeism/Loyalism has truly plunged to the depths of its anti-Catholic, anti-Irish prejudice.

No doubt it was emboldened by the DUP hold over Mrs May and the Tory administration in Westminster.
A bonfire on Clonduff Road, East Belfast has strung up a black coffin with a picture of the late Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland, Mr Martin Mc Guinness

An effigy of former Sinn Fein Martin McGuinness bonfire on Clonduff Road in east Belfast, ahead of the key date in the protestant loyal order marching season – the Twelfth of July. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday July 11, 2017. See PA story ULSTER Twelfth. Photo credit should read: PA Wire

You may remember Mr Mc Guinness died of a serious illness earlier this year.

Mr Clinton, former President of the USA spoke at his funeral which was attended by statesmen from all over the world.

And hundreds and hundreds of ordinary decent Irish people.

These are the hundreds, if not thousands, of people the Unionists/Loyalists have now offended profoundly.

Mr Mc Guinness spent the last 20 years of his life trying to reach out to DUP leaders as representatives of NI Unionists and bigots, the Orange Order and Loyalist paramilitary organizations..

Risultati immagini per martin mc guinness

Risultati immagini per martin mc guinness and peter robinson

Risultati immagini per martin mc guinness
He got nowhere – as he himself admitted in the end.
Unionist and Loyalist MLAs wouldn’t even say “Good morning” if they met him in the lift or along one of Stormont’s interminable corridors.
Rumours (which may or may not be true) are that the man behind this bullying policy of “sending Sinn Feiners to Coventry” was allegedly no other than our very own North Belfast MP, Privy Councillor, Arch Orangeman, Doddsy himself!

Nigel Dodds, MP, deputy leader of the DUP, PM Theresa May’s right-hand man!

Comments:  1) There is something very very sick in these people.

This behaviour is beyond abnormal .

It’s pathological! It’s the product of a diseased mind.

A diseased mind that was fostered by the UK and  is now part of  the UK government  

2)  Some non-Unionists in Northern Ireland  said:

this was to be expected

it’s not even surprising

I was surprised there weren’t more, to be honest”

Queries: How do you feel now, PM Theresa May?

You  bribed a bigotted sectarian party any decent person would be ashamed of – just to keep you in power?

Is this what England wants?

Is this what Wales and Scotland want?
Because you need to know – this is what NI has had for over 100 years
Her Majesty’s Roman Catholic subjects in Northern Ireland have faced unrelenting violence, bigotry and sectarianism for over a century, supported by all Westminster governments.

Orange and British culture in NI now amounts to gigantic hate bonfires and their stolen pallets, confrontational “religious” marches, the RHI,  “dark money” and other financial scandals, Loyalist paramilitaries, an anti- women and  anti-LGBT rights agenda, ingrained   prejudice against Irish people and anti-Catholic sectarianism.

And then

Irish Catholics and non-Unionists feel alienated from the UK?

And you wonder why some would do anything to escape your grasp?

Even hunger-strike to their deaths?

Immagine correlata


Pics and Refs

An effigy of former Sinn Fein Martin McGuinness bonfire on Clonduff Road in east Belfast, ahead of the key date in the protestant loyal order marching season – the Twelfth of July. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday July 11, 2017. See PA story ULSTER Twelfth. Photo credit should read: PA Wire


Hidden Hand – the Dublin-Monaghan Bombings

To end off the Festive Season there’s nothing better than a Whodunit and some facts that have  been buried for close to  half a century



After the Dublin-Monaghan Bombings the Garda inquiry led them to the RUC

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The RUC did not initiate an inquiry, even though   planning, procurement of cars, assembly of bombs, delivery of bombs and return of the  perpetrators  to Northern Ireland all occurred under their jurisdiction.

The film mentions involvement of


Capt Robert Nairaic, Britain’s Death Squad Adventurer

Captain Robert Nairac, Britain’s Death Squad Adventurer

In his book,  Capt. Fred Holroyd, interviewed in the film, states:

I have my own memories of Captain Robert Nairac and they are mixed. I liked him and saw him as a younger version of myself. He was keen and brave, if a little rash, but totally committed to the war against the terrorists. However there was another side to Robert that I was to learn about. The unit he was involved with, with the cover title ‘4 Field Survey Troop, Royal Engineers’, was involved with the murdering of suspected and known key members of the IRA.

Queries: If that is true, who authorised the murdering of suspected IRA members?

Was the SAS operating in NI long before the Government of the day were aware of it?

The film also features


The Jackal alias Robin Jackson


The Historical Enquiries Team  found he  was linked to the murders of three members of the Miami Showband in July 1975.

He received a tipoff from a senior police officer that helped him elude justice.  Robin Jackson was advised to lie low after his fingerprints were found on a murder weapon

In 1984 he helped organise the attempted murder of the then Sunday World northern editor Jim Campbell, who had named Jackson as the leader of the UVF in Mid-Ulster, which was responsible for shootings and bombings against nationalists in the so-called “Murder Triangle” of North Armagh.

So here’s our film


Were the Dublin and Monaghan bombings organized by the SAS using Loyalists as a proxy?

Is Collusion An Illusion?

Why has no Dublin Government ever pressed  for redress for its citizens?

War without Honour: True Story of Military Intelligence in Northern Ireland, Fred Holroyd & Nick Burbridge), Medium: 1989; ISBN 1-872398-00-6

Panorama: Britain’s Secret Terror Deals

For all of you who couldn’t  – or didn’t  – manage to see the BBC  programme last night

Mark Thomson, Director of Relatives for Justice comments:

Fionntan O’Hagan, brother of murdered journalist Martin, speaks his mind

Danny Morrison, one-time PR for Sinn Fein, Belfast chats with others

For more information see also


What emerges from all these reports and sources is that for  over 40 years, the British government and its forces were involved  in  state-sponsored  assassination of the civilian population in Ireland.

In his report investigating the activities of William Stobie and Brian Nelson, John Stevens wrote:

Nationalists were known to be targeted but were not properly warned or protected.”

Today, the British government and its forces continue to conceal  the full extent of that murder campaign.