There’ll be a party in Hell when this guy arrives. And the sooner the better.

I’D say they’re getting the bunting up already. “WELCOME FR RYAN.” “NICE ONE PADDY.” “GOOD MAN YOURSELF.” Oh. Sorry. I’m talking about the party planned for Fr Patrick Ryan. In Hell. Here’s a man who served as a “priest” most of his life but who regrets his actions didn’t result in more death. Here is … Continue reading There’ll be a party in Hell when this guy arrives. And the sooner the better.

The Mullaghmore outrage, the four innocents killed and the missed scoop

I was dispatched to Mullaghmore Co Sligo on August 27 1979 to report back on the murder of Lord Mountbatten, Baroness Brabourne, Lord Mountbatten’s grandson Nicholas Knatchbull and young Paul Maxwell. It was a difficult workplace. Security was very, very tight. Information was scarce. We were left, essentially, writing colour. Sometimes, it’s your imagination that … Continue reading The Mullaghmore outrage, the four innocents killed and the missed scoop