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The Murder Of Eoin Morley

Ivan Morely • 18 February 2005

Following the publication of the report by the police ombudsman into the killing of Eoin Morley in 1990 by the PIRA, it has become clear that the RUC special branch were shielding a high level informant in that organisation.

The person named as "A" in the report was the quartermaster in Newry at the time and was instrumental in the plot to kill Eoin Morley.

I find it inconceivable that this agent would fail to tell his handlers that this was about to happen.

The murder happened on Easter Sunday, when most republicans would be out enjoying themselves after the day's commemorations, and the inference at the time was that the persons who carried out the murder were drunk.

The murder of Eoin Morley has sullied the republican cause in Newry, and it is about time the PIRA admitted that the whole operation was wrong and contributed nothing towards the struggle.

Now [that] we know a British agent was behind the murder, I call on the PIRA to issue such a statement.

The Morley family are well known republicans who have contributed a lot to the struggle against the British.

Even after all that has happened, I remain a fervent republican, I will not let the provisional movement hijack an ideal I believe in passionately.

But I will not hold my breath waiting on a reply from the PIRA, because they seem to find it hard to stomach that for years they were being manipulated by the Brits and their agents.























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Stand Together in Pursuit of Justice for Robert
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The Murder of Eoin Morely
Ivan Morely

Exclusion Orders
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The 'Gud Auld' Days
Dr John Coulter

The Courage of Ward Churchill
Ghali Hassan

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A perfect 10 for Bertie's volte-face on the peace process
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Distress vs Illness: Social Control
Sean Fleming

Double Visions Conference
Seaghan O Murchu

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