" A wealth of information..."

"1169 And Counting is a wealth of information on our Republican past and present , and demonstrates how the Irish political landscape , like that of any nation, will never be a black and white issue..."

(From the ‘e-Thursday’ section of the ‘Business Week’ supplement of the ‘Irish Independent’ , 21st August 2008.)



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Monday, January 06, 2014

THE 'RA' : EXTORTION OVER THE YEARS - DIFFERENT SUITS , SAME MORALITY, SAME OBJECTIVES : SELF ENRICHMENT.

EXCLUSIVE TO THIS BLOG : THE 'RA AND EXTORTION OVER THE YEARS , ITS 'TAXES' AND 'LEVIES' , ITS SO-CALLED 'ALLIES' AND 'ENEMIES' OVER THE YEARS , WHO HAVE AFFECTED IT IN ONE WAY OR ANOTHER, IN ONE OR OTHER OF ITS MANY GUISES : the article will be posted on this blog on Wednesday 8th January 2014 , come what may......

They wear a different political suit now than they did before, but the 'morality' of the balaclava-type method of doing 'business' , is exactly the same with them now as it was before they 'jumped ship'.

Extracts from the piece to be posted here on Wednesday 8th January 2014 : "...the 'RA' make their money from wheeling-and-dealing in the business world, from extorting money from anyone it can , when in a position to do so - employed , unemployed, rich or poor - in the guise of 'taxes' and 'levies' .....if the money is right - those armed gangs will do the same for the groups that the 'RA' claims to be opposed to , even though members of the 'RA' are known to have previous history with said groups.....to mercilessly use any means necessary to enrich themselves.... in the best tradition of these gangsters, it is an 'offer' that best not be refused , least they take whatever it is you still possess..... there is no escape from the 'RA' or from their 'family' connections...."

We expect some opposition from various quarters in relation to us posting this piece and , as such, a back-up of the piece has already been sent to two colleagues , one or other of whom will ensure publication here, should I be unable to do so myself. The 'RA' has powerful friends , but this piece deserves to be seen and it will be - on Wednesday 8th January 2014, on this blog.

Thanks for reading, Sharon.