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Former IRA Prisoner Left "High and Dry"


Sean Mc Aughey • 29 June 2004

Friends of a Former Irish Republican POW, Paddy Murray believe he has been left 'high and dry' by local politicians and in particular, Sinn Fein, after a pipe bomb exploded at his home yesterday morning.

Local Politicians and what one man described as "the usually most vocal and outspoken Sinn Fein representatives" for the area have the man said, "remained silent in the press about the bomb attack at the home of a former prisoner", which is one of four bomb attacks throughout the North in less than 2 days at nationalist homes in Antrim, Derry and Downpatrick.

A Spokesman for Progressive Unionist Party in Antrim, Ken Wilkinson has strenuously denied any UVF involvement in the bomb attack at Mr Murray's home. Despite, growing evidence of a UVF split in neigbouring towns in Antrim.

Since the signing of the GFA in 1998 more than 2000 Catholics have fled (been forced out by Loyalists) from Carrickfergus, Larne and Antrim Town. Antrim Town itself, accounts for more than 1400 people in the perceived catholic exodus.

The Antrim PUP Chairman, Ken Wilkinson has previously accompanied loyalist crowds that gathered at St Malachy's Catholic High Antrim and it is widely believed by local Catholics that a Loyalist campaign at the school has been maintained since April 2001.

The bomb attack at Paddy Murray's home is the most recent in a series of attacks. The former republican prisoner has been warned by the Police in Antrim on a number occasions that his name is on Loyalist death lists.









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30 June 2004

Other Articles From This Issue:

Flying the Flag
Dolours Price

The Police Process
Anthony McIntyre

Former IRA Prisoner Left "High and Dry"
Sean Mc Aughey

James Connolly and the Reconquest of Ireland
Liam O Ruairc

Venezuela 2004: Nicaragua's Contra War Revisited
Toni Solo

25 June 2004

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?
Fred A. Wilcox

Irish American Relations
John Kennedy

Challenging Collusion
Anthony McIntyre

Why Can't We?
Patrick Lismore

An Ego Trip for the Middle Class
Mick Hall

Palestinian Misery in Perspective
Paulo de Rooij


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