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May 28, 2006

McGuinness Is Not A British Spy - SF

News About Ireland & The Irish

BN 05/28/06
McGuinness Is Not A British Spy - Sinn Féin
IM 05/28/06 Another MI6 Agent Exposed?
SL 01/29/06 FRU Man Prepared To Out Rogue Cops
SL 01/29/06 Book: 'One In Three Provos Was A British Agent'
SL 01/29/06 Dissidents Hit By Spy Claims
LA 02/15/06 Opin: Why Ireland Is Unfree


McGuinness Is Not A British Spy - Sinn Féin

28/05/2006 - 10:47:31

Sinn Féin today rubbished claims by a former British Army
intelligence officer that its chief negotiator Martin
McGuinness was a British spy.

The allegation, which was carried in a Sunday newspaper,
was made by former agent handler Martin Ingram.

Mr Ingram two years ago identified Belfast republican
Freddie Scappaticci as the prized British agent Stakeknife,
within the IRA – an allegation he denied before fleeing his
home in the west of the city.

It also followed the unmasking last year of Sinn Féin’s
former head of administration at Stormont Denis Donaldson
as a spy.

He was gunned down in April at a remote cottage in
Glenties, Co Donegal after details of where he was laying
low emerged.

A Sinn Féin spokesman today dismissed claims that Mr
McGuinness, who admitted in May 2001 in a submission to the
Bloody Sunday Inquiry that he was the IRA’s second in
command in Derry in 1971, worked for MI6 during the 1990’s.

He also rejected claims that the allegation against Mr
McGuinness was supported by documentary evidence.

“We have heard this all before,” a spokesman told PA.

“It is rubbish. It is nonsense.

“Anybody with half a wit will treat it with the contempt it
rightly deserves.”


Another MI6 Agent Exposed?

National Miscellaneous News Report Sunday May 28, 2006
09:44 by Author Required

Massive blow for Sinn Fein and the Republican Movement

Today's papers carry the story of Martin McGuinness, MI6

According to a number of papers today, former FRU agent
Martin Ingram is claiming that Martin McGuinness is an MI6
spy, and has a transcript of a conversation between agent
J118 and his handler (G) to prove it.

It is being claimed more documentation detailing
McGuinness' career as a British agent is forthcoming.

Martin Ingram is most known for exposing the agent "Stake
Knife", who was revealed to be Freddie Scappaticci, the
head of the IRA's so called 'Nutting Squad'.

Sinn Fein denied Scappaticci was an agent for the British.

Other prominent Sinn Fein figures have also been named
publicly as informers, including Belfast SF councillors Tom
Hartley, a central figure in the 1981 hunger strikes and
once part of the 'Adams think tank', and Alex Maskey, Sinn
Fein's first Belfast mayor; Belfast man Dickie Glenholmes,
who was part of the 1970s 'think tank', Derry SF councillor
and former Stormont MLA Mary Nelis, and Andersonstown News
Group editor Sean Maguire, who has been appointed head of
Sinn Fein's parade committee this year.

Most recently, Denis Donaldson, a long-time IRA and Sinn
Fein figure, was exposed as an agent who had been working
for the British for two decades. He was later found
murdered at a cottage in Donegal.

Apart from Donaldson, Sinn Fein's response has been to deny
the accusations and claim that such allegations are the
work of 'anti republicans' or 'securocrats' whose aim is to
'destabilise the peace process'.

They have also made sure to keep those who have been
accused, such as Hartley and Maguire, in active roles
within their structures. Hartley is regularly featured in
the Belfast Andersonstown News and Maguire has held onto
his position at the North Belfast News and been given this
summer's responsibilities for the Ardoyne parades issue.

Martin McGuinness has had a long career in the Republican
Movement, rising at one time to the role of Chief of Staff
of the IRA, and is currently referred to as Sinn Fein's
chief negotiator at Stormont. He has been a British MP
since 1997 and a Stormont MLA since 1996. He was a member
of the Prior Assembly from 1982-1986. He is known to have
been in secret negotiations with the 'Mountain Climber'
from the 1980s on.

Now that the Provisional IRA has decommissioned most, if
not all, of their weapons, and Sinn Fein is firmly on the
constitutional path, with Gerry Adams nominating Ian
Paisley for First Minister at Stormont, the British, who
have long sought to defeat the IRA, could be considered
confident enough to administer a coup de grace such as this
to the lifeless body of the PIRA, finishing it off once and
for all.

Martin McGuinness will not have an easy time attempting to
explain or deny this current allegation, especially if it
is true more details are to be made public.

Sinn Fein's previous denials, most especially over the
'Stake Knife' affair, have made his position weaker.

If it is true that Martin McGuinness has been a British
agent, the history of the Troubles and the peace process as
it is known has been completely upended.

The implications of this relevation are shocking on a
number of levels, both for the Republican Movement, who
championed McGuinness as a 'hawk' in selling their role in
the peace process, and for the British, who would have been
manipulating the PIRA to protect their agents, and killing
their own soldiers and citizens in the process.


FRU Man Prepared To Out Rogue Cops

Ex-Army officer says he can prove Garda/IRA contact

29 January 2006

A FORMER Army intelligence officer says he can prove
allegations that a Garda officer was in regular contact
with the IRA and passed sensitive information to the

Martin Ingram says that, if he is allowed to assist the
inquiry set up to investigate the murders of two senior RUC
officers, he will corroborate the evidence of former IRA
man 'Kevin Fulton', who claims he saw the former Garda
officer meet with a senior figure in the organisation.

Justice Peter Smithwick is making preliminary arrangements
for the inquiry into the 1989 murder of Chief
Superintendent Harry Breen and Superintendent Bob Buchanan
as they returned from a meeting at Dundalk Garda station.

Fulton told Canadian judge Peter Cory that he met the Garda
officer when he travelled to a border location in the late
1980s with a senior IRA commander.

Fulton told the judge: "On one occasion in the late 1980s,
I was with my senior IRA commander and another individual
in my car. I knew the other individual to be Garda B.

"I was introduced to Garda B. I knew that Garda B, who was
stationed at Dundalk, was passing information to the
Provisional IRA."

Fulton said that, after the Breen and Buchanan murders,
another IRA man told his senior commander that Garda B had
phoned the IRA to tell them that the officers were at the
Dundalk station.

Ingram, who served as an intelligence officer with the
Force Research Unit (FRU) from 1980 to 1984 and from 1987
to 1991, is currently gagged by the Ministry of Defence.

But the co-writer of Stakeknife: Britain's Secret Agents in
Ireland, told Sunday Life that, if Justice Smithwick felt
his testimony was important to his inquiry, he would be
prepared to give evidence - provided his legal difficulties
with the MoD were overcome.

He said: "As a soldier, I was aware of a number of gardai
who assisted the military and the RUC to check car numbers
or addresses of terrorists living in the Republic and I
have no intention of naming or identifying those officers.
They helped in the fight against terrorism and saved lives.

"But there were a few gardai who worked for the other side,
who I have no qualms about exposing and I became aware that
Garda B was helping the IRA.

"I know that, because I saw intelligence documents about
this garda.

"Freddie Scappatticci was meeting him regularly, because
Freddie was both the second-in-command of the IRA's
internal security unit and also a member of the
organisation's general headquarters staff and liaised with
Garda B to discuss more general matters.

"I will never divulge details of Garda officers who
provided information to thwart terrorists and save lives,
but I am fully prepared to out rogue police officers like
Garda B and I can corroborate what Kevin Fulton says about
this officer's contacts with the Provisional IRA."

Justice Smithwick recently met DUP MP Jeffrey Donaldson in
his Lagan Valley constituency to update him about the
preparations for his inquiry.

The MP met the families of the two murdered officers
earlier this month to brief them of the judge's plans.


The third force

Book: 'One In Three Provos Was A British Agent'

By Sunday Life Reporter
29 January 2006

UP to 30pc of the IRA's membership were on the payroll of
British Intelligence.

That's the startling claim made by intelligence expert and
author Nigel West.

West - the former Tory MP Rupert Allason - suggests that,
in the run-up to the IRA's 1994 ceasefire and the peace
process that followed, a staggering one-in-three Provos was
working for the British.

West claims they were being controlled by the shadowy
intelligence unit the Joint Services Group (JSG) and its
forerunner, the Force Research Unit (FRU).

The claim of 30pc penetration of the IRA is made in West's
new book, which reveals the secret stories of his A-to-Z of

In a reference to the Joint Services Group, West claims:
"This organisation played a big role in the penetration and
elimination of the Provisional IRA.

"By the time the peace process has been initiated, it was
estimated that up to 30pc of the Provisionals' membership
were on the British payroll."

Throughout the Troubles, the republican movement was
plagued by agents working for the Security Services while
also being card-carrying members of the IRA and Sinn Fein.

They included:

• Eamon Collins - a former IRA man who was battered to
death in Newry in January 1999;

• Gregory Burns, John Dignam and Aidan Starrs - murdered
and dumped by the roadside in south Armagh in July 1992,
and, most recently;

• Denis Donaldson - Sinn Fein's head of administration at
Stormont who was unmasked before Christmas.

• West's Historical Dictionary of British Intelligence is
published by the Scarecrow Press. (£45. Hardback)


Dissidents Hit By Spy Claims

Exclusive by Stephen Breen
29 January 2006

DOZENS of dissidents have resigned from Republican Sinn
Fein over the outing of a former republican as a British

Sunday Life can reveal that Fermanagh-based members of the
dissident republican party left after RSF president Ruairi
O'Bradaigh refused to answer questions about the activities
of double agent Sean Lavelle.

It is understood members approached O'Bradaigh after it
emerged that Lavelle was close to a former top RSF man, who
was also believed to be an informer.

It is also believed O'Bradaigh refused to discuss the names
of other suspected agents within his ranks and those in the
Continuity IRA.

Lavelle, who was believed to be close to the veteran
republican, was a former Sinn Fein election worker in the
early 1980s.

But he also remained close to those in RSF, after their
split with Sinn Fein in 1986.

He confessed to being a Special Branch agent earlier this
month, and is now believed to be in hiding.

And a senior security source told us Lavelle only admitted
to spying on his colleagues after he was warned mainstream
republicans were set to unmask him.

The source also claimed that senior Sinn Fein figures have
obtained a list containing the names of other suspected

It is understood they are currently in the process of
interviewing the suspects.

The republican initiative comes after Sinn Fein leader
Gerry Adams predicted more spying allegations would surface
in the party after the dramatic unmasking of its head of
administration at Stormont, Denis Donaldson, as a British

Said the source: "People aren't happy about the Lavelle
issue, and the fact that O'Bradaigh and his clique are
keeping quiet about the whole thing.

"The people who have left are committed republicans, and
they will probably just keep themselves to themselves now.

"There's no doubt Lavelle was close to a very senior member
of RSF who many believe was an informer, and they want to
know what went on and what was said between the pair.

"It was the Provos who were going to unmask Lavelle and
that's why he decided to come forward.

"Mainstream republicans are now working their way through
this list and it will be interesting to see what develops
over the coming weeks."


Opin: Why Ireland Is Unfree


(Author's note: As this column reports news that the rest
of the news media cover up, corrections of fact remain
warmly welcome and will be included in the following
month's column. So far, none - after ten years.)

Chris Fogarty • Irish American News, February 2006

GERRY ADAMS & CO. (A & Co) - patriots or traitors? You
decide: "by their fruits ye shall know them." Here are
their fruits.

Denis Donaldson, top Sinn Fein (SF) operative and head man
at SF's Stormont Castle offices, was a key Adams confidant
for more than three decades until being "outed" last month.

On RTE television he admitted being a paid operative for
Britain's MI5 for at least the past two decades. How did
MI5, through Donaldson, get SF to front for the
reimposition of British rule in Ireland? If A & Co were not
complicit with Donaldson how could they have possibly
failed to notice the new Brit policy that MI5 was imposing
on Occupied Ireland? After all, the treason was inescapably
obvious for years to the casual observer even here in

Michael Flannery. As far back as 1986 this New York life-
long supporter (R.I.P) of Irish freedom, spotted A & Co as
traitors and permanently severed ties with them. He also
resigned from A & Co's subservient Irish Northern Aid (INA)
and re-established the Friends of Irish Freedom (FOIF) in
the U.S. The FOIF supported the SF'rs who had not sold out.

These were (are) led by the O Bradaigh family, Dathi O
Connell (RIP) et al who still operate as Republican Sinn
Fein (RSF). At that time I was of the opinion that the
split of SF in Ireland would not cause splits in Irish-
America (IA) if we were careful. Flannery remained faithful
to republicanism until his death in his 90s. A & Co
attempted to marginalize him for rejecting the sell-out and
exposing it.

A & Co. Alienate the US. In 1989 at INA's national
convention in Toledo, Ohio, Donaldson's predecessor (Brian
O'Donnell), was SF's rep in the US. He managed to alienate
nearly everyone present. In retrospect, that is probably
why he was sent to the States. Chicago INA officers told
O'Donnell that they were finished with SF and INA. Soon
thereafter they allied with the true, RSF and joined
Flannery's FOIF, leaving behind a rump INA in Chicago that
continued to tout Adams (perhaps still does). Donaldson,
upon his replacing McDonnell as A & Co rep in the US,
continued their policy of rancor and division in NY. He
removed the officers of The Irish People newspaper and put
Atty. Martin Galvin in charge of it. Not long thereafter A
& Co replaced Galvin with McDonough and Boyle. Later they,
too, were removed. Some time later the Irish People, Irish
republicanism's main voice in the US, died. It is now clear
that A & Co killed it.

A & Co. Oppose Truth about the Irish Holocaust. This truly
shocked us. When an "Irish Famine" book was being promoted
in east coast cities from Boston to Miami, its author was
met by groups demanding that she stop covering up the Food
Removal. The groups (I came to know some of them)
distributed to the author and attendees copies of my Mass
Graves of Ireland; 1845-1850 pamphlet. The distributors
were physically attacked; not by Brits or KKK members, but
by A & Co. affiliates. One such person whose group also
destroyed boxes of pamphlets identified herself as
Padraigin Newell, leader of A & Co's support group at
George Mason U. Newell stated that she was an officer of A
& Co's SF and was acting as such. This was borne out by her

Adams' Visit. While in the US Adams wrecked IA's clout in
Washington. The damage seems to be permanent. Prior to
Adams' visit IA had some 150 congressmen on our side after
years of careful cultivation. Here is how Adams wrecked us
politically. Hoping for the best re his impending US visit
IA had lobbied for a visa for him. But then we noticed that
it was the pro-Brit pols including Kennedy and Moynihan who
postured as pursuing the visa. Upon Adams' arrival he
snubbed the 150 congressmen who had supported Irish
republicanism. He thanked the half-dozen or so pro-Brit
congressmen and gave them the photo-ops and political
credit for the reduction of violence in Occupied Ireland.

By this means he betrayed IA and the 150 congressmen who
had been supportive of justice and freedom for Occupied
Ireland. Politics is a rough business; pols had rightfully
expected recognition for standing with IA. Having received
nothing but insult from Adams and IA's news media as reward
for their support for IA, they obviously decided that it is
too dangerous to ever again support issues such as the
MacBride Principles, the Birmingham Six, or freedom for Joe
Doherty. (In the late '60s and early '70s IA had the
support of four powerful politicians known as "The Four
Horsemen." They were Sens. Ted Kennedy and Dan Moynihan,
House Speaker "Tip" O'Neill and NY Gov. Carey. But after
Bloody Sunday in 1973 the Brits, alarmed by the
international and, in particular, US outrage, began a
campaign of subversion of IA political support. We don't
know the means used, but within months all four "Horsemen"
turned against us and never again voted in favor of justice
for the Occupied Irish.)

Adams' Escorts during his Chicago visits were two MI5/FBI
moles. In a letter we handed to Adams in Kroch & Brentano
bookstore on LaSalle St. we alerted him that one of them
was a mole (we didn't know the other was also a mole at the
time). In retrospect it is revealing that Adams did not
replace them.

Adams and "Terrorism." In that same letter we begged Adams
to use his media moment to win America for Ireland by
making it clear that the Brits are the terrorists. For
example, of the 174 children murdered in the post-1969
phase of the struggle, all but twenty of them were murdered
by British forces. In case he didn't have the homicide
facts on his tongue-tip we also handed him a copy of
Sutton's undisputed An Index of Deaths from the Conflict in
Ireland; 1969-1993. But on network TV that night and
others, Adams smirked his acquiescence to being labeled an
"ex-terrorist" by show hosts. Only he can explain why he
thus used his media moments by abetting Britain's Big Lie
and falsely incriminating as unreconstructed "terrorists"
all who had not sold out with him.

Activists Replacement. Having wrecked IA's political
effectiveness by alienating the 150 supportive congressmen,
Adams further marginalized IA activists. He, with hidden
help, set up groups whom he fraudulently credited (accepted
by the imposters) with the years of successful lobbying and
organizing that the actual activists had performed. IA's
corrupted news media participated in the build-up of the
imposters and recorded their visits to the White House as
if they were legit. Not a one of the imposters had ever
supported the cause or won over a politician. Many of them
had actively opposed our efforts; but now, like A & Co,
they posture as the political activists.

"Achieving Peace." A & Co and the pro-Brits around them
point to MI5's Good Friday Agreement as having delivered
peace to Occupied Ireland. They don't dare to even mention
justice seeing that the Brits are again torturing
republicans as in pre-Hunger Strike days. As to "peace,"
they depend on the news media to keep IA disinformed and
unaware that the homicide rate in Occupied Ireland peaked
way back in 1972 and has been on a sharp decline ever since
and had dropped to small numbers well prior to A & Co's

War Crimes Trials? There won't be any. The reason? Nearly
all of the mass murders and other war crimes were
perpetrated by Brit forces. A & Co's sell-out made the
Brits the winners, and winners never try themselves for war
crimes. The Brits always got the news media to blame
atrocities on the IRA but the truth always prevailed,
usually within days.

"Terrorism." Reasonably well-informed people know, despite
the news media, that British forces were the terrorists in
the Anglo-Irish conflict - they always were, throughout
history. But to the extent that the public depended upon
the news media for their "takes" on Occupied Ireland, they
were misled into believing that the terrorists were Irish.
Article 2 and 3 of Ireland's Constitution. These were the
prominent two articles that laid permanent claim to all of
Ireland's national territory and adjoining seas. It is hard
to believe, but they were rescinded under the Good Friday
Agreement that A & Co were sent to the US to promote. The
sixty-seven pages of the Good Friday Agreement were filled
with baffle-gab, contradictions and aspirational
posturings. There was only one-third of a page of clear
language that was not contradicted elsewhere. It was the
language that rescinded Articles 2 and 3 thus giving
Ireland's Six Counties to Britain. That is what Ireland
voted on when they were told to "Vote Yes For Peace." Adams
was not alone in promoting this unprecedented reduction of
national territory. It is hard to believe, but the Irish
gov't were full participants in it.

A United Ireland has always been the goal of Ireland's
patriots. Britain had proved over the centuries in Ireland
that rule-by-murder is its permanent policy. Now Adams
claims that reunification is his goal, too. He had better
first explain how his successful campaign to abolish
Articles 2 and 3 advanced that goal.

Martin McGuinness, Adams' partner, was the subject of a
radio show last weekend. By phone, NY Radio Free Eireann
show-host John McDonagh told me that last Saturday his show
featured ex-MI5 mole Martin Ingram. Ingram has gone
straight and is now blabbing on his ex-handlers. On air he
reported that McGuinness's Brit handlers protected him from
prosecution for the earlier murder of a Brit spy; and that
the reason for protecting McGuinness was to enable
McGuinness to continue doing the more important work of
winning the war for Britain and securing the Six Counties
for it. Radio Free Eireann can be heard live each Saturday
at 12:30 to 2 pm Chicago time at or recorded
on . It is tragic about McGuinness.
Many doubted that Adams had sold out, not because they
trusted Adams, but because they trusted McGuinness, and
they believed that Adams could not have sold out without
McGuinness noticing it.

Denis Donaldson and Martin McGuinness, now both positively
exposed as Brit agents were not as noticeably sell-outs as
Adams was in his public actions. Adams' own deeds nailed
him. The other two could have continued operating for MI5.

But to be innocent they would also have to be considered
blind to not have noticed Adams' deeds.

Sad World! All that danger and death! All those dead
hungerstrikers! All now betrayed. A victory turned into
ignoble defeat. Those three were the undisputed leaders of
Sinn Fein, a once-proud party of patriots, now destroyed.

But the 32-County Sovereignty Movement continues as does
Republican Sinn Fein. They are not likely to be bought by

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