Category Archives: Statements

IRWG calls for inquiry into shooting of Joseph O’Connor

The Irish Republican Writers Group deplores the shooting to death of Joseph O Connor. We understand that the late Mr O Connor was a member of the Real IRA and while we profoundly disagree with that organisation’s pursuit of an … Continue reading

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Graveside Oration for Vol Joe O’Connor

Graveside Oration for Vol Joe O’Connor Marian Price As we lay to rest and pay tribute to Volunteer Joe O’Connor, may I on behalf of the Republican Movement extend our heartfelt sympathy to his wife, Nicola, his children, Sean-Paul, Joseph … Continue reading

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Killing Republicans — That Was Not Our War

Killing Republicans — That Was Not Our War Statement from Anthony McIntyre and Tommy Gorman, former long-term prisoners, who set up the Republican Writers Group journal, Fourthwrite. (This statement ran in the Irish News, 17.10.00) 13 years ago this week, … Continue reading

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Provisional IRA Statement

“In light of the speculation and allegations surrounding the killing of Joseph O’Connor the IRA wishes to state that it was not involved in his death. The IRA leadership extends its condolences to the O’Connor family. Malicious accusations suggesting IRA … Continue reading

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Statements

● ‘Own up to killing’ – Republican Sinn Féin Republican Sinn Féin deplores the shooting dead of Joe O’Connor of Ballymurphy in Belfast today by an unknown element. We call on those responsible for this deliberate shooting to declare themselves … Continue reading

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All grieving families ‘have the right to truth’

All grieving families ‘have the right to truth’ Irish News, Andersontown News, 9 November 2000 Statement from the Family of Joseph O Connor WE condemn the ongoing intimidation of Anthony McIntyre and Carrie Twomey by mobs led by Sinn Fein. … Continue reading

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A Belfast Mother’s Appeal

A Belfast Mother’s Appeal Mr Adams: The murder of my son Joseph O Connor on October 13th, outside my home in Belfast was witnessed by family, friends, and neighbours, who recognised the killers as members of the Provisional IRA. At … Continue reading

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