Northern Ireland Act 1974

Lobster Issue 14 (1987) £££

[…] condemn without equivocation all acts of violence, but I am not prepared to be uneven-handed. I do not believe that we should condemn the violence of the IRA and produce a less strident condemnation of the violence of other extra-legal organisations. Nor do I believe that we should be any the less outraged when […]

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Ten Thirty Three: The Inside Story of Britain’s Secret Killing Machine in Northern Ireland

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Lobster Issue 40 (Winter 2000/1) £££

[…] Mainstream Publishing, Edinburgh, 1999, £14.99 It is by now clear to everyone, except the hard-line Unionists hankering after the restoration of a Protestant Ascendancy, that the Provisional IRA was defeated in its war against the British. Their defeat was certainly not total, so that no return to ‘the good old days’ of Stormont was […]

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LSD-IRA? David Solomon, James Joseph McCann and Operation Julie

Lobster Issue 84 (Winter 2022) FREE

[PDF file]: LSD- IRA? David Solomon, James Joseph McCann and Operation Julie David Black
 (This is based on a chapter from the author’s new book, LSD Underground: Operation Julie, the Microdot Gang and the Brotherhood of Eternal Love.) 1 – An Island Mystery In his book, Undercover: Operation Julie – The Inside Story,1 Stephen Bentley writes […]

Friends of the British Secret State

Lobster Issue 16 (1988) £££

[…] on Israel and her allies.” May 8th 1988, Sunday Express, Massie tells us that “Mrs Thatcher has given the security services two months to crack down on IRA killer squads on the Continent … Mrs Thatcher, through her Security Coordinator, Sir Colin Figures, has issued unprecedented instructions to MI5 and MI6 in the hunt […]

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Rebel, rebel

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Lobster Issue 56 (Winter 2008/9) £££

[…] partisanship, although such reliance and focus on governments and their actions produces its own bias, but that’s a different argument). McMahon is as scathing about the pointless IRA actions in the 1930s and 1940s as he is about the British government’s (and many of its intelligence operatives’) apparent inability to work outside a very […]

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Two Sides of Ireland (Book reviews)

Lobster Issue 13 (1987) £££

[…] to visit a veteran Sinn Fein member in Castleblaney, Co. Monaghan, 8 miles south of Armagh. The English-born man they met had been closely associated with the IRA in Monaghan/Armagh for years, and also maintained contact with local INLA members like Grew and Carroll. But unknown to the two INLA men, the Castleblaney man […]

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The Enemy Within (Whitehall)

Lobster Issue 27 (1994) £££

[…] media the large, nicely packaged, photogenic collection of guns and explosives found on board a Polish ship in Cleveland. And these were arms not bound for the IRA, but for the Protestant, Ulster Defence Association. And it had all apparently been nipped in the bud by co-operation between MI5, MI6 and the Polish intelligence […]

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Notes from the Underground: British Fascism 1974-92. Part 2

Lobster Issue 24 (December 1992) £££

[…] of other ones….. Propaganda for the Ulster Cause overseas… Joint political initiatives: pro-Ulster demonstrations in European capitals, speaking tours by your spokesmen etc… Exchanging information on the IRA and its network abroad Financial assistance…. ‘ (p. 8). Brady’s explanation of the letter is that he was struck, as League International Liaison Officer and reader […]

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Stalker, Conspiracy?

Lobster Issue 23 (1992) £££

[…] angry’ about the killings. The Independent was later moved to admit that the events which followed ‘looked unpleasantly like revenge’.(1) On 11 November 1982, three unarmed Provisonal IRA men, Gervais McKerr, Eugene Toman and Sean Burns, were killed at a road block on Tullygally East Road, near Lurgan, by members of the RUC’s elite […]

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The Irish War: The Military History of a Domestic Conflict

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Lobster Issue 37 (Summer 1999) £££

[…] extended appendix is of little value. The book also contains some clumsy factual errors: for example, the bombing of McGurk’s Bar was not, as Geraghty claims, ‘an IRA own goal’; and the Civil Rights movement was certainly not ‘a classic of Republican political deception’. Nevertheless there is much of interest in the main body […]

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