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Thread: How well did Martin Ferris TD know Whitey Bolger?

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    Default How well did Martin Ferris TD know Whitey Bolger?

    Martin Ferris was arrested in 1984 after trying to import illegal arms into Ireland on the ship The Valhalla. There arms were paid for with drugs and supplied by the notorious gangster Whitey Bolger. Bolger was one of the most notorious gangsters in American history and was the crime Lord of South Boston. He made his money through protection rackets, drug supply and prostitution and is believed to have personnally murdered at least 19 people.

    Martin Ferris needs to answer why he thought it was acceptable to accept arms from Drugs Lords and crime Barons and reveal the extent of the IRA's relationship with organised crime in Boston. We can't accept the possibility of Ferris serving in the next cabinet if he was an associate of Whitey Bolger. The provos needs to reveal the rest of the Skeletons in their closet before they expect to be taken seriously as a potential government.

    Whitey Bulger - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Boston crime boss who shipped guns to Ferris is still at large - Independent.ie

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    I predict that the Modocrats will zoo this in no time

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    Martin was only obeying orders!

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    Na'h lets instead discuss some real news.

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    You think the IRA cared what/who paid for their arms as long as they got them? Irish America were constant suppliers of arms back to Ireland.
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    Ridiculous thread of the week award.

    The IRA would have purchased arms from anybody who would sell arms to them. There is no Ethically Produced or Fair Trade mark in the gun supply industry. You silly boy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by enby View Post
    I predict that the Modocrats will zoo this in no time
    Maybe it could be merged with this one actually

    http://www.politics.ie/forum/history...-ferris-3.html

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    The RA, pro drugs in the big cities where they make money, anti drugs in the rural area's where they can get a bit of publicity out of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by good dog View Post
    The RA, pro drugs in the big cities where they make money, anti drugs in the rural area's where they can get a bit of publicity out of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Honecker View Post
    Martin Ferris was arrested in 1984 after trying to import illegal arms into Ireland on the ship The Valhalla. There arms were paid for with drugs and supplied by the notorious gangster Whitey Bolger. Bolger was one of the most notorious gangsters in American history and was the crime Lord of South Boston. He made his money through protection rackets, drug supply and prostitution and is believed to have personnally murdered at least 19 people.

    Martin Ferris needs to answer why he thought it was acceptable to accept arms from Drugs Lords and crime Barons and reveal the extent of the IRA's relationship with organised crime in Boston. We can't accept the possibility of Ferris serving in the next cabinet if he was an associate of Whitey Bolger. The provos needs to reveal the rest of the Skeletons in their closet before they expect to be taken seriously as a potential government.

    Whitey Bulger - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Boston crime boss who shipped guns to Ferris is still at large - Independent.ie
    We might take you a little bit more seriously if you were aware that Whitey Bulger had been arrested and didn't provide us with a link from 2002.

    Also, wasn't there a very strong rumour that Whitey Bulger informed on the arms shipment to the FBI and a blind eye was turned by them to some of his behaviour as a result.

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