SAS celebration at Stormont

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  1. From the BBC News website

    DUP plans SAS event at Stormont

    The DUP has said it plans to apply to reserve the Long Gallery at Stormont for an event to celebrate the role of the SAS during the Troubles.
    It comes days after it emerged Sinn Fein's Jennifer McCann planned an event to celebrate the life of IRA bomber Mairead Farrell in the same venue.

    Sinn Fein's plan was angrily opposed by both the DUP and Ulster Unionists.

    Assembly member Jeffrey Donaldson is making the DUP application. He said Sinn Fein's plan should not go ahead.

    "I believe we should celebrate the lives of role models but who in their right mind could view a terrorist who was prepared to kill innocent men, women and children as a role model?

    "That is not the image we want to portray to our children as we build a peaceful and prosperous Northern Ireland," Mr Donaldson said.

    "However, it is right and proper that we should celebrate and commemorate our armed forces who stood against terrorists such as Farrell."

    Mairead Farrell was shot dead in Gibraltar in 1988 along with two other IRA members by the SAS.

    Keys to a car found in her handbag led to the discovery in Spain of five packages of Semtex explosive.

    Farrell had previously been jailed between 1976 and 1986 for the bombing of the Conway Hotel in Dunmurry, outside Belfast.

    Sinn Fein assembly member Jennifer McCann said she planned the event commemorating her at Stormont to mark international women's day.

    "I'm not asking anyone to agree with what I am doing, but I am saying they should respect it.

    "Stormont is a shared space and that's the way it has to be seen," she said.

  2. in_the_cheapseats

    in_the_cheapseats LE Moderator

    Needless p1ssing competition from two small minded groups.

    Fools both
  3. Hope they put murel up in Stormont of the IRA Scum taking head/chest wounds from the Regt... that would be quality!!!!!!!!!!!
  4. Now now children, lets play nicely.
  5. Why not go the whole hog and host both events on the same day?
  6. Great idea!

    Two groups of people eyeing one another with distatse and hatred at either end of a buffet table.

    Sounds like my wedding reception. :wink:
  7. Why not put a statue of Farrell by the petrol; station in Gibraltar? It would give the lads something to piss on while walking back to camp with their BP pasties!
  8. spike7451

    spike7451 RIP

  9. The DUP are only applying for permission to use the hall to prevent it being used for the Farrell memorial. They have stated that if PSF cancel the Farrell memorial they will cancel the SAS one.

    The Assembly will vote at some stage this week about whether PSF can hold the memorial or not.

    Personally I would prefer they put their efforts into sorting out their idiot Education Minister before she makes a complete b*ll*cks of the education system here instead of farting about trying to arrange memorials to dead terrorists for no other reason than to p*ss off Unionists. After all I thought they wanted to be in government so they could govern. :x
  10. Excellent!

    They should ask Adams and McGuiness to do the driving for the Annual Stormant works outing to Loughgall. :D :D
  11. spike7451

    spike7451 RIP

  12. Excellent idea and SAS re-enactors could re-enact the topping of the IRA filth accompanied by shouts of "go on empty the mag into the bitch" & " bang bang bang bang bang bang bang bang bang bang bang bang bang bang halt hands up"

  13. titter. :D
  14. It will develop into a pissing contest all right

    but I like defeating the provos with their own tactics

    another tack that could be tried.

    I am sure they are going to have pics of farrell before she mysteriously

    developed new holes-

    if a member of the staff objected to the display of offensive

    material in a public building- then there is no choice

    but to remove it-

    the provos successfully used this tactic recently when they demaned

    a picture commenerating firemen removing the bodies of those

    who were cowardly killed during the rememberance day massacre
  15. We should stoke the fires a bit more to be honest. Everyone knows the prods and taigs will never be able to play nicely. Not only that, we've lost a bloody good training area that is also close to home.

    Give it ten years and they'll be conveniently forgetting history or rewriting it to suit themselves and et voila, it starts all over again. Troops go in to sort the children out....blah, blah, blah..etc.

    They are like Iraqis but without the good weather or curly slippers.