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