A long and varied road to a good place

BY the time Paddy McMenamin settled in Termon he had already spent a quarter of his young life in jail. Originally from the Turf Lodge area of West Belfast, Paddy left school at 15 and within a couple of weeks had joined the Provisional IRA. As a member of a paramilitary organisation, time in prison […]

Retired Sgt claims Mary Lou ‘apologist for IRA actions’

RETIRED Garda Sergeant Christy Galligan has asked the leader of Sinn Féin how can she justify the actions of the IRA and commemorate them each and every year. Responding to a lengthy interview conducted with Mary Lou McDonald in the pages of yesterday’s Sunday Independent newspaper, Mr Galligan said that all he saw was an […]