Skip to comments.IRA admits killing of teenage girl in 1973
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.
I'm sorry it's Reuters that this is from, though!
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!
sounds like the IRA is becoming as popular as a polecat at a picnic.
LOL ~ that's a good statement!!!
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....
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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!!
OK! Lurkers/trolls are posting stupid keywords - go do things to yourselves IRA sympathisers!
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!
Erm...isn't the apology to the British Armed Forces glaringly missing from the Shinners?
Like I always said, if you vote sinn fein, then your a bloody idiot.
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!
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!!!
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!
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.
I expect I'll see another one this year, so! ;-)
Colosis, any bonfire these times? (I asked Happy this already).
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. :-)
Pity to see it dying out! It's a good oul' tradition, I hate to see it go!! I'll die preserving it!!
I hear your a good singer alright!
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!
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.
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.
IT, thanks for the ping.
Any "motive" mentioned for this killing?
No bother Happy - will see you there. Just don't make me go to an Opera!
You know it moved forward to the Eve of Saint Johns - Christianity fitted pagan cultures, hmmm... can Islam do that?
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.
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! :-)
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!
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.
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.
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?
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.
Orangemen? William of Orange was Dutch!
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.
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.
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.
I would consider "pledge allegience to the crown and become a Protestant or we'll take your land" a dividing move.
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!!
Typing IRA+Al+Qaida into google!
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.
Technically speaking, there's no difference at all between the Dutch and the English.
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.
No doubt they have their own agenda, but they do give you the names of other sources you can check out.
Indeed I did!
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.
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.
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