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IRA admits killing of teenage girl in 1973
Reuters UK ^ | Fri Jun 24, 2005 | Not stated

Posted on 06/24/2005 5:14:00 PM PDT by Irish_Thatcherite

BELFAST (Reuters) - The IRA admitted on Friday to the 1973 killing of a teenage girl that it had blamed on the British army and apologised to her family who had called on the paramilitaries to accept responsibility.

Kathleen Feeney was shot dead near her home in Londonderry. At the time, the IRA, which put its violent, 30-year campaign against British rule on hold in 1997, blamed British soldiers for the 14-year-old's murder.

"We wish to apologise unreservedly to the Feeney family for the death of Kathleen and all the grief that our actions have caused to them," the IRA said in a statement to the Derry Journal.

British Army commanders in the area said some of their troops came under fire at the time of the incident, but denied any of the soldiers had fired the fatal shots.

Last year the Feeney family asked the IRA to admit its members had killed Kathleen, saying their failure to do so had added to the family's hurt and pain.


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OH F*** those SCUMBAGS - those traitors to my country - they do everything with a hidden agenda - I actually believe that the Garda Siochana and the Irish Defence Forces should put our treacherous government under pressure to ERADICATE Sinn Fein/IRA (after all the two forces swear an oath to Bunreacht na hEireann [Constitution of Ireland] ~ let them enforce it!!!!

I'm sorry it's Reuters that this is from, though!

1 posted on 06/24/2005 5:14:01 PM PDT by Irish_Thatcherite
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To: Happygal; Colosis; Black Line; Cucullain; SomeguyfromIreland; Youngblood; Fergal; Cian; col kurz; ..

Ping to the faithful - I'm getting fed up with any supporter of the IRA on these threads - I will report them to the mods - they are only TROLLS!


2 posted on 06/24/2005 5:17:07 PM PDT by Irish_Thatcherite (EU crisis? What EU crisis?)
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To: Irish_Thatcherite

sounds like the IRA is becoming as popular as a polecat at a picnic.


3 posted on 06/24/2005 5:24:01 PM PDT by Frumious Bandersnatch
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To: Frumious Bandersnatch
sounds like the IRA is becoming as popular as a polecat at a picnic.

LOL ~ that's a good statement!!!

4 posted on 06/24/2005 5:31:00 PM PDT by Irish_Thatcherite (EU crisis? What EU crisis?)
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To: Irish_Thatcherite

I will cheerfully support Gerry Adams or any member of the IRA.

I'll even bring my own rope. You find us a good tree....

d.o.l.

Criminal Number 18F


5 posted on 06/24/2005 5:32:50 PM PDT by Criminal Number 18F (If timidity made you safe, Bambi would be king of the jungle.)
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To: Criminal Number 18F
I will cheerfully support Gerry Adams or any member of the IRA.

I'll even bring my own rope. You find us a good tree....

LOL! There was a historical tree, maybe 10-15 miles away, where they hung people centuries ago - they removed it though, GOVERNMENT decided it was to far out on the road, or something - anyways, plenty of high trees beside my own home, very welcome for that purpose!!

6 posted on 06/24/2005 5:41:52 PM PDT by Irish_Thatcherite (EU crisis? What EU crisis?)
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To: Irish_Thatcherite

OK! Lurkers/trolls are posting stupid keywords - go do things to yourselves IRA sympathisers!


7 posted on 06/24/2005 5:49:27 PM PDT by Irish_Thatcherite (EU crisis? What EU crisis?)
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To: Frumious Bandersnatch
The IRA made some bad decisions over the last 40 years.

One was to affiliate itself with Continental commies. That ended up with parts of the IRA proclaiming common cause with Pol Pot and his genocidal program ~ definitely made folks question their sanity.

More recently they've been caught in bed with South American Latino narcotrafficantes, as well as Moslem extremists like AlQaida. Not sure that decision helped draw Roman Catholic support to them.

Eventually these guys will go out of business, and you will find the non-Catholic population in Northern Ireland demanding to join the Irish Republic for simple economic reasons.

More than likely it's time for these guys to start building a really high stone wall because the problem will not end until it's all settled in bed, like here!

8 posted on 06/24/2005 6:13:20 PM PDT by muawiyah (q)
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To: Irish_Thatcherite

Erm...isn't the apology to the British Armed Forces glaringly missing from the Shinners?


9 posted on 06/24/2005 6:14:41 PM PDT by Happygal (liberalism - a narrow tribal outlook largely founded on class prejudice)
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To: Irish_Thatcherite
Nothing new - the shinners have killed many innocent children during their "struggle". I bet they think that an apology will be seen as a positive gesture.

Like I always said, if you vote sinn fein, then your a bloody idiot.

10 posted on 06/24/2005 6:20:14 PM PDT by Colosis (Der Elite Møøsenspåånkængruppen ØberKømmååndø (EMØØK))
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To: Happygal
Erm...isn't the apology to the British Armed Forces glaringly missing from the Shinners?

Ya, for some reason... oh BTW, I clicked on some of *my own* keywords - I see FederalistVet, or whatever he was called, got the beeber stuned! I hope there's more to follow - getting bored with IRA trolls on FR!

BTW, Happy, did you have a bonfire this week? Great oul' crack, aren't they? (Do ye have such things in Wexford?) My village had one tonight - a tradition at least a hundred years old in my village! No EPA helicopters either!

11 posted on 06/24/2005 6:28:53 PM PDT by Irish_Thatcherite (EU crisis? What EU crisis?)
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To: Colosis; Happygal
Like I always said, if you vote sinn fein, then your a bloody idiot.

Replace idiot with traitor, and then you have it!

Nice to see the three of us on a thread at the same time (old times)! Happygal and Colosis - ye must be busy at the moment!!!

12 posted on 06/24/2005 6:33:59 PM PDT by Irish_Thatcherite (EU crisis? What EU crisis?)
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To: muawiyah; Happygal; Colosis
....Moslem extremists like AlQaida

Oh please, please, PLEASE! That's the smoking gun I'm looking for - have you a link for Sinn Fein/IRA connections with Al Qaida ~ your help to maintain a democratic Ireland will not go unrewarded!

13 posted on 06/24/2005 6:41:01 PM PDT by Irish_Thatcherite (EU crisis? What EU crisis?)
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To: Irish_Thatcherite; Happygal
Old times indeed Irish. I've just moved house to the country so I'm really busy - too busy to post but I always have time to read the pings, so keep 'em coming. Good to see you holding the fort! No bus-bombing-baby-killing shinners will get an easy ride here.

How's happygal? - must catch up with you in Wexford in October for a couple of swiftees or Pimms on ice. I think we'll be there during some opera festival.

14 posted on 06/24/2005 6:45:23 PM PDT by Colosis (Der Elite Møøsenspåånkængruppen ØberKømmååndø (EMØØK))
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To: Irish_Thatcherite
Bonfire? Eh...no. Last time I saw a bonfire round these parts was when Wexford won the All-Ireland hurling in 96.

I expect I'll see another one this year, so! ;-)

15 posted on 06/24/2005 6:48:23 PM PDT by Happygal (liberalism - a narrow tribal outlook largely founded on class prejudice)
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To: Colosis

Colosis, any bonfire these times? (I asked Happy this already).


16 posted on 06/24/2005 6:48:46 PM PDT by Irish_Thatcherite (EU crisis? What EU crisis?)
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To: Colosis; Irish_Thatcherite
Been fairly busy myself, since I got home from my two weeks in Rhodes! :-) Work has me travelling to Wicklow every day, and I was in Killarney last weekend.

Colosis, if you are in Wexford for the Opera Festival, you better look me up! Hey, you might even get to see me sing on stage, if you are here at the right time. I'm in a 'Hits from the Musicals' show during the Festival. :-)

17 posted on 06/24/2005 6:51:03 PM PDT by Happygal (liberalism - a narrow tribal outlook largely founded on class prejudice)
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To: Happygal

Pity to see it dying out! It's a good oul' tradition, I hate to see it go!! I'll die preserving it!!


18 posted on 06/24/2005 6:51:45 PM PDT by Irish_Thatcherite (EU crisis? What EU crisis?)
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To: Happygal

I hear your a good singer alright!


19 posted on 06/24/2005 6:53:42 PM PDT by Irish_Thatcherite (EU crisis? What EU crisis?)
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To: Irish_Thatcherite

It doesn't mean anything unless the persons who did it are put on trial.


20 posted on 06/24/2005 6:57:28 PM PDT by popdonnelly
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To: popdonnelly
It doesn't mean anything unless the persons who did it are put on trial

True - I want them ALL hauled before the courts! But a lot of Irish people can't see through that empty statement!

21 posted on 06/24/2005 7:02:51 PM PDT by Irish_Thatcherite (EU crisis? What EU crisis?)
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To: Irish_Thatcherite

Well...report away if you will. I don't support all of the IRA's actions, but I don't believe the British should be in Northern Ireland either. The whole problem in Ireland is due to the British Empire's policy of "divide & conquer.

And I am no "troll". Note the date I joined FR.


22 posted on 06/24/2005 7:03:30 PM PDT by TexConfederate1861 (Secession....the last resort against tyranny.)
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To: Irish_Thatcherite
Bonfires? You mean that pagan ritual we saw in the movie "Lunasa"? There were a few going on when I was in Donegal last weekend but didn't go - great craic though. I wish they would build them bigger like the orangies do on July 11th. Ever see the size of them? - massive. Wouldn't be seen dead at one though - correction, I WOULD be seen dead at one of them.
23 posted on 06/24/2005 7:04:26 PM PDT by Colosis (Der Elite Møøsenspåånkængruppen ØberKømmååndø (EMØØK))
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To: Colosis

And you think the Ulster Orangeman haven't killed their share of Irish children?

BOTH sides are guilty as hell. The d*mned British are to blame for ALL of it.


24 posted on 06/24/2005 7:06:14 PM PDT by TexConfederate1861 (Secession....the last resort against tyranny.)
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To: Irish_Thatcherite; Happygal; Colosis; Black Line; Cucullain; SomeguyfromIreland; Youngblood; ...

IT, thanks for the ping.

Any "motive" mentioned for this killing?


25 posted on 06/24/2005 7:07:27 PM PDT by aculeus (Ceci n'est pas une tag line.)
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To: Happygal

No bother Happy - will see you there. Just don't make me go to an Opera!


26 posted on 06/24/2005 7:09:23 PM PDT by Colosis (Der Elite Møøsenspåånkængruppen ØberKømmååndø (EMØØK))
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To: Colosis

You know it moved forward to the Eve of Saint Johns - Christianity fitted pagan cultures, hmmm... can Islam do that?


27 posted on 06/24/2005 7:12:12 PM PDT by Irish_Thatcherite (EU crisis? What EU crisis?)
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To: TexConfederate1861

The loyalist terrorists are scumbags too - but why make a moral equivalent of terrorists and the British government?

The majority of people in NI want to remain part of the UK.

My statement (for now), was aimed at fools who defended the IRA before.


28 posted on 06/24/2005 7:17:47 PM PDT by Irish_Thatcherite (EU crisis? What EU crisis?)
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To: Colosis

One of the Opera's this year is an American Opera, and it's in English. You'd love it. You're a music man! :-)


29 posted on 06/24/2005 7:21:57 PM PDT by Happygal (liberalism - a narrow tribal outlook largely founded on class prejudice)
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To: Irish_Thatcherite
You know it moved forward to the Eve of Saint Johns

No, I didn't. Anyway, there's always too many friggin' crustys at them things, always stoned and banging on about moon gods and wearing those silly flower dresses. Those guys should be sent to spike island to grow their organic veggies.

Speaking of moon gods, I'm of to my big brass bed - night all!

30 posted on 06/24/2005 7:25:14 PM PDT by Colosis (Der Elite Møøsenspåånkængruppen ØberKømmååndø (EMØØK))
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To: TexConfederate1861

If you think the present problems in the North are anything to do with British 'occupation' you are misguided.

There are Ulster protestant unionists in NI whose families have lived there longer than your family have lived in the United States.

The problems in NI at the moment are largely due to racketeering by paramiliataries masquerading under a bullshit blanket of a 'cause' funded by the rose-tinted glasses of Boston bar rooms.


31 posted on 06/24/2005 7:27:14 PM PDT by Happygal (liberalism - a narrow tribal outlook largely founded on class prejudice)
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To: Irish_Thatcherite

I do not defend most of their actions, but I do recognize their right to use revolution to drive the British out. You must also remember that for Michael Collins and the IRA, there would be no Free Ireland at all. I know how my ancestors were treated by the British, and all the blood of British soldiers for the next 100 years couldn't make up for the misery the English heaped on Ireland.


32 posted on 06/24/2005 7:30:19 PM PDT by TexConfederate1861 (Secession....the last resort against tyranny.)
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To: Happygal
I suppose it would be a shame if I never saw a real opera. My missus, being from France, is always going on about Operas and stuff so I might treat her to an opera in Wexford. Yeah - thats an idea.

BTW, will it hard to find accomodation that weekend? We are thinking of renting a large house for the weekend for 2 families. Any ideas?

33 posted on 06/24/2005 7:32:43 PM PDT by Colosis (Der Elite Møøsenspåånkængruppen ØberKømmååndø (EMØØK))
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To: Happygal

Well, how do you think that there ARE any Orangeman in Northern Ireland? The English put them there. You may be right about the motives of some, but I do know that whatever the problem, it is time for the English to leave.


34 posted on 06/24/2005 7:33:01 PM PDT by TexConfederate1861 (Secession....the last resort against tyranny.)
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To: TexConfederate1861

Orangemen? William of Orange was Dutch!


35 posted on 06/24/2005 7:43:40 PM PDT by Happygal (liberalism - a narrow tribal outlook largely founded on class prejudice)
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To: Colosis
If you want to rent a house in Wexford at that time, you'd probably want to book one now. It's a busy time of year down here.

BTW, if you want to go to one of the main Operas you gotta book one of those now too. Check out www.wexfordopera.com If you don't want to go to a full opera, check out the lunchtime concerts or the opera scenes. Very good value for money.

36 posted on 06/24/2005 7:47:11 PM PDT by Happygal (liberalism - a narrow tribal outlook largely founded on class prejudice)
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To: Irish_Thatcherite
Just recalling some news articles in the MSM over the last year or so that reported on the IRA providing training for narcotrafficantes, and that AlQaida folk were involved.

I thought that was common knowledge.

The IRA sold out to the man long ago. Probably why they are damned near out of business.

You can do a www.google.com search for those articles.

37 posted on 06/24/2005 7:48:08 PM PDT by muawiyah (q)
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To: TexConfederate1861
The Irish were not dealt with on a "divide and conquer" basis. Rather, the English under Cromwell "conquered" the place, cleared Ulster, and moved in colonists.

Fortunately American settlement started in earnest shortly thereafter, otherwise the English would have continued with the clearance and simply driven the Irish into the sea.

38 posted on 06/24/2005 7:51:12 PM PDT by muawiyah (q)
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I would consider "pledge allegience to the crown and become a Protestant or we'll take your land" a dividing move.


39 posted on 06/24/2005 8:55:47 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Enjoy every sandwich.)
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To: Irish_Thatcherite

I know in Iraq Reuter's reporters are required to be Baathist's party members. Are they required to be in the IRA in Ireland?


40 posted on 06/24/2005 11:14:37 PM PDT by elhombrelibre (Typing from an undisclosed location.)
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To: Colosis
...and banging on about moon gods

Muslims?

41 posted on 06/25/2005 3:49:56 AM PDT by Irish_Thatcherite (EU crisis? What EU crisis?)
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To: elhombrelibre; Happygal; Colosis
I know in Iraq Reuter's reporters are required to be Baathist's party members. Are they required to be in the IRA in Ireland?

It's probably a requirement for RTE reporters! I'm not being fair though, one reporter, by the name of Theresa Mannion - her parents live near me - her political backround (staunch Fine Gael supporters) makes her (I hope) anti-IRA, thankfully there are some *true* patriots left in RTE, hopefully there are some good people in Reuters!!

42 posted on 06/25/2005 4:00:42 AM PDT by Irish_Thatcherite (EU crisis? What EU crisis?)
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To: muawiyah

Typing IRA+Al+Qaida into google!


43 posted on 06/25/2005 4:02:53 AM PDT by Irish_Thatcherite (EU crisis? What EU crisis?)
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To: TexConfederate1861

The only reason there's an Irish Republic today is WWI. The United States demanded it of UK and got it. Without WWI, the Brits would not have allowed independence.


44 posted on 06/25/2005 5:13:41 AM PDT by muawiyah (q)
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To: Happygal; TexConfederate1861

Technically speaking, there's no difference at all between the Dutch and the English.


45 posted on 06/25/2005 5:14:41 AM PDT by muawiyah (q)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
If there were offers made to any Catholic Irishman to become a Protestant they were false. Conversion didn't keep the Brits from taking your stuff and killing you if they thought it useful.

I think what you are referring to are the nobility anyway. Recall, they were of Norman origin, and derived their privilege from the same source as that of the other British nobility.

They couldn't be killed willy-nilly. On the other hand, the commoners had no privilege in this latest conquest.

46 posted on 06/25/2005 5:17:39 AM PDT by muawiyah (q)
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To: Irish_Thatcherite
One of the sites you should have gotten to is this one:

http://www.ulsterflash.iofm.net/plo.htm

No doubt they have their own agenda, but they do give you the names of other sources you can check out.

47 posted on 06/25/2005 5:21:22 AM PDT by muawiyah (q)
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To: muawiyah

Indeed I did!


48 posted on 06/25/2005 5:42:21 AM PDT by Irish_Thatcherite (EU crisis? What EU crisis?)
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To: Happygal

A term used by Irishmen and Scots (insulting) to refer to the group of people, (in Ireland, Ulster, etc.) that were loyal to the Protestant Usurper of the British Throne, known as William of Orange.


49 posted on 06/25/2005 5:28:51 PM PDT by TexConfederate1861 (Secession....the last resort against tyranny.)
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To: muawiyah

Well, they managed to turm Irish against Irish, and that is what I meant by the term. If you were Irish Catholic, you had zero rights, and couldn't even own property. If you were Protestant, well, it was a different story.


50 posted on 06/25/2005 5:30:44 PM PDT by TexConfederate1861 (Secession....the last resort against tyranny.)
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