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Faces & Places
of Northern
Hugh Doyle (West Belfast) served 1
year on remand for bomb possession
The Felon’s Club on the Falls Road, West Belfast
Raymond McCartney: Sinn Fein representative at
the Felon’s Club event honoring prisoners.
McCartney served a
17-year sentence,
refused food for 53
days during the first
hunger strike in
Gerry McDonnell at the Felon’s Club with his
memorabilia of Irish history during “the Troubles”
Gerry McDonnell (IRA):
Interned 3 yrs., 3 mos. without
trial (released 11-’75)
Arrested 3-’77 (convicted of
bombing London)
Diplock Court sentenced him
to 16.5 years
Blanket Protester in HMP Maze
(Long Kesh, H-block)
1 week on hunger strike 1980
Escaped from Long Kesh 1983
Captured in Scotland 1985
Released (GFA)
Seamus pictured at the Internment anniversary bonfire
in West Belfast. Notice the peace line in the background.
Anthony McIntyre:
IRA (1973-1998)
18 yrs in Long Kesh
Blanket Protest
Writes journal of
protest (“The
Blanket”) with wideranging viewpoints
Critical of Sinn Fein
Meeting with “?”:
Joined the IRA 1972
IRA/Sinn Fein Dissident
No photos were allowed
Our group was dropped
off at an intersection by
taxi, met by Anthony
McIntyre and brought to
an undisclosed location
Possibly head of the
Continuity IRA
Denis Bradley (ViceChairman, Policing Board):
Ex-Catholic priest
Oversees PSNI
Patten Commission made
175 recommendations to
reform the RUC.
Opinion Spectrum on RUC:
• Disband (republicans)
• Leave as is (loyalists)
Initial Problems with Police Reform:
• Badge Design (use all symbols)
• 50-50% Recruitment of Cath/Prot
• Recruiting from less contentious
areas, little from working class
Gerry Adams (President/Sinn Fein) at the book
signing for Sinn Fein: A Century of Struggle at
Rodai Mac Corlai’s club on Glen Road.
By bringing republicans into mainstream
politics, Hume damaged support for his own
political party, his response to critics was did
they care more about saving lives or the party.
Michael Copeland
(Ulster Unionist Party):
East Belfast
Former commissioned
officer with the Ulster
Defense Regiment (UDR)
Wife served in RUC and
shot with an M60 machine
gun in 1978
Member of the Orange
Order (claims to walk
rather than march in
Michael took us for a tour of Cluan Place…
David Ervine
Unionist Party):
UVF paramilitary
Arrested for
possession of
Six years in prison
‘Yes” vote on the
Good Friday
He believes Northern Ireland
has a paramilitary
subculture with conflicting
moralities…”but look what
they’re doing to us…”
Margaret Ritchie (SDLP):
Member of District Policing
Partnership in County Down
Predicts police force will take
20-30 years to reach
proportional representation
Claims Unionists did not
bring people along on the
Good Friday Agreement and
have been intransigent on
weapons decommissioning
Gregory Campbell (DUP)
East Londonderry:
Claims 95% of Protestants
want to stay with the UK and
60-70% of Catholics agree
Peace process in a state of
limbo, and will take a “wait
and see” attitude with the
IRA permanent cease-fire
Resentful of discrimination
against Protestants as a
result of Catholic gains
regarding jobs
Falls Road Fun: Going to a 70s night at a local pub
Festival of the People (The Beat)