CIRA POWs in Maghaberry jail at this time wish to make our position
abundantly clear. on, firstly the isolation of Republican POWs and
secondly of criminals masquerading as Republicans.
support Gavin Coyle, Barry Pettigrew and Liam McDonnell who are the only
Republicans we know of being held in isolation or elsewhere within
Maghaberry. We reiterate our stance that they belong on the Republican
landings with their comrades; we once again state our unequivocal
support and solidarity with them, we will continue to their their plight
and push for their transfer to the Republican landings.
next matter we wish to make our position very clear in the relation to
the recent arrests of a criminal gang who are attempting to masquerade
as the CIRA. These individuals do not belong to the Continuity Irish
Republican Army whose only goal is an MI5 led incursion, with the sole
aim of destroying the Republican Movement. Their criminal exploits are
well known in our communities so it would be very hypocritical and
unethical on a point of principle to allow this masquerade to continue
within this jail.
take every action necessary to protect our status and our Movement from
these criminals. Some of these men were responsible for death threats
against well respectable veteran Republicans, targeted because they saw
through their criminal ways. They also facilitated a ‘so called’
republican guard of honour to a Limerick drug dealer who shot himself
while playing with a gun during a party.
these men originally from Belfast was previously denied access to Roe 3
and 4 in 2010 despite the fact that he had embarked on a hunger strike.
He has in the past been a ‘so called’ member of a number of different
groups claiming to be Republican and were nothing more than a same
criminal gang changing their name in an attempt to disrupt and destroy
the name of Republicanism.
to make it clear these men ARE NOT Republicans in particular Joe ‘Tiny’
Lynch who is nothing short of a criminal god father from Limerick who
has close connects with feuding Limerick drug gangs.
these people support would be catastrophic to Republicanism as a whole.
CIRA POW Maghaberry