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My son’s wife works in Local Government here in County Durham, and being reminded of this link to those who, in large and small ways, help govern this Nation, decided to trawl through a couple of postings on the Northern Ireland pages of the BBC News website.

The first item which caught my eye was the news that ‘remains’ had been located in County Meath after  ‘information’ had been received from the murderers via the good graces of SinnFein. The remains, unearthed from a drainage ditch adjacent to a bog  near Kells, are presumed to be the mortal remains of Brendan McGraw.

We are led to believe that a sadness clouded over the visages of SinnFeinIRA’s leaders for approximately fifty-five milliseconds, as the information was handed over to the relevant search teams.

The second item, gleaned again from the BBC pages, was a list of reports emanating from the Historical Institutional Abuse hearings, set in Banbridge Courthouse. Although there are no reports of murders or unexplained deaths from these hearings, I would lay good money on there being a solid core of suicides resultant from the treatments ladled out from these ‘caring and god-fearing’ religious men and women. To read of the treatment dished out to small children: CHILDREN, simply makes my blood run cold. To read, as the report makes abundantly clear, of a small girl being beaten ‘black and blue’, and deliberately not crying or showing any emotion, because the nun enjoyed her tears, says many things of the regime and climate in which these children were supposedly ‘cared for’!

The third item was a detailed explanation of how the ‘Devolved Government’ had failed to implement the Welfare Reforms as required by Whitehall, and how yet another ‘Committee’ was going to explain how this was inexplicable!

Sure, and isn’t Local Government wonderful!

 

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8 thoughts on “and the wheels grind slowly onwards

  1. Earlier, a representative of the Independent Commission for the Location of Victims Remains (ICLVR) told BBC Radio Ulster’s Talkback programme it was acting on information received from Sinn Féin.

    Must be some mistake. SF/IRA long denied any involvement in his abduction and murder.

  2. SF/IRA long denied any involvement in his abduction and murder

    That goes against the linked BBC report Pete:

    Mr Megraw was 23 when he was abducted from Twinbrook in Belfast in 1978, and murdered by the IRA.

    The IRA claimed that he had confessed to being a British provocateur and Military Reaction Force undercover agent

    And, much as some here would love to believe it, the IRA and SF are not the same organisation even though overlapping membership of both organisations does occur.

  3. even though overlapping membership of both organisations does occur.

    But I thought the IRA had disbanded? Are you saying the organisation still exists?

  4. The third item was a detailed explanation of how the ‘Devolved Government’ had failed to implement the Welfare Reforms as required by Whitehall

    And yet this same devolved government wants the power to cut corporation tax, leading to yet further cuts in the block grant from Westminster. You couldn’t make it up. Maybe they would like to print their own currency as well?

  5. No, it was a hasty bit of typing. Correct it to did occur

    Although I can’t remember the IRA ever officially disbanding.

    Sure, and isn’t Local Government wonderful!

    That’s quite a statement from someone so critical of Westminster

  6. Paul McMahon –

    The BBC piece doesn’t state the full story, which is that the IRA denied any involvement in his abduction and murder for 21 years.

  7. That the IRA denied any involvement in his abduction and murder for 21 years.

    The IRA officially denied involvement in the abduction and murder of the disappeared, a craven position, but eventually admitted to them.

  8. The IRA did a terrible injustice to the disappeared and their families. It has been an outcome of the peace process that some measure of peace has now been given to the families. Of course those who are against the peace process will attack Sinn Fein over this even though their own policy would have kept the war going causing more of the victims they now cry their false tears about. When the injustice is on the other foot they do everything to avoid admitting the truth.

    BLOODY MONDAY…

    SAVILLE – ANOTHER VIEW.

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