March 16, 2005


McCartney sisters take battle to IRA in America (David Sharrock and Tim Reid, 3/16/05, Times of London)

A CATHOLIC woman from the Belfast streets where the IRA was born last night bluntly told Irish America to abandon its romantic view of the armed struggle for Irish unity.

Directly challenging the IRA’s reason to exist, Catherine McCartney said: “The struggle in terms of what it was ten years ago is now over. We are now dealing with criminal gangs who use the cloak of romanticism around the IRA to murder people on the streets and walk away from it.

“We want the people in America to know that any romantic vision they have of the struggle should now be dispelled.”


Posted by Orrin Judd at March 16, 2005 12:05 AM

Catherine is merely reminding Americans that their contributions to IRA activities is like giving donations to the mafiosi to enforce "contractual obligations" installed by the mob.

An IRA thug=a mafiosi thug=whatever your worst dreams produce.

Posted by: John J. Coupal at March 16, 2005 3:03 AM

Correct, but... the Irish are still dumb enough to keep voting in Sinn Fein candidates.

Posted by: ZF at March 16, 2005 9:01 AM
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