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Killing Joe O’Connor

Killing Joe O’Connor Rusty Nail, Slugger O’Toole Thu 30 September 2010 Ten years have passed since the Provisional IRA murdered RIRA Volunteer Joseph O’Connor in Ballymurphy. It was 1999 that Mo Mowlam gave a green light for the Provos to maim … Continue reading

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Killing sparks fear of terror feud

Killing sparks fear of terror feud Henry McDonald The Observer Sunday October 15, 2000 Northern Ireland’s power-sharing government faces a new crisis after the family of a murdered republican dissident last night claimed the Provisional IRA killed him. The allegation … Continue reading

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SF Refuses to Condemn Killing of ‘Real IRA’ Man

SF Refuses to Condemn Killing of ‘Real IRA’ Man by Suzanne Breen Irish Times 17 October 2000 Sinn Féin has refused to condemn the killing of Mr Joe O’Connor, the “Real IRA” member shot dead in west Belfast last Friday. … Continue reading

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Joe O’Connor killed in Belfast – his mother Margaret blames the Provos

Joe O’Connor killed in Belfast – his mother Margaret blames the Provos John Meehan A Cháirde, I write to draw attention to a very dangerous event in Belfast last Friday October 13 – Joe O’Connor, a republican, was killed in … Continue reading

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Transcript for UTV Insight – ‘Killing for Peace’

Transcript for Insight – ‘Killing for Peace’ Date – 26th October 2000 Reporter: Trevor Birney The murder of Joe O’Connor in West Belfast two weeks ago brought to the boil the simmering hatred between the various factions within the Republican … Continue reading

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Who Killed Joseph O’Connor

Magill Magazine, November 2000 IRELAND’S CURRENT AFFAIRS MONTHLY The recent murder of a Real IRA member in Belfast has served to underline increasing tension in the North between the RIRA and the Provisional IRA. The RIRA seems to have increased … Continue reading

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Provisionals Try to Assert Control Over Dissidents

Provisionals Try to Assert Control Over Dissidents Suzanne Breen Irish Times 21 October 2000 The Provisional IRA still dominates republicanism but the challenge from the so-called `Real IRA’ is growing, writes Suzanne Breen in Belfast West Belfast is a divided … Continue reading

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