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 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 […]
First elected in 1989, Dr McDaid was put on a fast track to the top of Fianna Fáil.