Mistaken Identity


Further to yesterday’s post concerning People Before Profit party members being stopped at a community centre in Tallaght and questioned about their political beliefs.

Via Saoradh, a “revolutionary Republican party”:

On Wednesday, the Saoradh South Dublin Craobh held its first AGM in a community centre in Tallaght.

Because of the growth of the party in Dublin, it was decided to have two Craobhs, one in South Dublin and the other in North Dublin.

As our members arrived at the centre for the AGM they noticed the Garda Special Branch sitting in a car opposite the centre observing people coming and going from the community centre.

Unfortunately, this came as no surprise to our members who have endured countless stop n searches, house raids and have had to move venues for meetings because of threats from the special branch since Saoradh was formed in September 2016.

After the AGM our members left the community centre at 9 pm and were surprised to see the Garda Special Branch had in fact already left so our members headed home wondering where the Gestapo had gone to?

It has since transpired that People Before Profit were also meeting in the same community centre that night and had left earlier than our members

In their over-eagerness to harass our party members the Garda Special Branch seem to have mistaken PBP members leaving the community centre as members of Saoradh which then led to this latest episode of state harassment against political activism.

Saoradh welcomes the condemnation from PBP of this blatant state harassment of political activists and we hope they will also condemn the continuing harassment Irish Republicans receive on an ongoing basis in both the twenty-six and six county statelets.


Garda Special Branch Mistake PBP for Saoradh! (Saoradh Nuacht)

Previously: Police Before People

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63 thoughts on “Mistaken Identity

  1. b

    Check out yesterday’s thread, packed full of the usuals swallowing the story whole as harrassment of the PBP

    lol and indeed lol

    1. bisted

      …those people were harassed…maybe mistaken identity but harassed nonetheless…I doubt if any will be expecting an apology…

      1. Harry Molloy

        see the video above. is it outrageous and harassment to ask for names of people who would attend such a meeting?

        have a little perspective like a good lad

        1. bisted

          …I’ve no wish to watch fascist propoganda…I’ve witnessed enough of it and experienced harassment at first hand…usually from people armed and wearing uniforms…

          1. Neilo

            Oh, you were alive and politically active between 1930 and 1945, the peak era of actual fascism? Fresh and well you’re looking on it.

        2. Neilo

          Given that it was dissident republicans who slaughtered Adrian Donohoe and Tony Golden these dopes are lucky they only had their names taken because, y’know, ALL police are utterly corrupt and venal.

          1. fergalfurious

            “dissident republicans who slaughtered … Tony Golden”
            Not even Paul Williams would dare spout such obvious garbage.
            If you’re angling for Ace Crime Reporter Garda Goebbels’ job be aware that he has friends in high places.
            If you actually cared about the loss of Tony Golden’s life you’d be clamouring for his colleague clowns who caused his death to be prosecuted.

        3. realPolithicks

          “is it outrageous and harassment to ask for names of people who would attend such a meeting?”

          People who attend a meeting of PBP? What exactly do you mean?

        4. david

          The police have no right to stop you or ask you for ID unless they suspect you are breaking the law
          A citizen has the right to ask why and refuse to give details
          But we now live in the Reich

      2. fFs

        the Gardaí checking out splinter republican group – fair enough
        the Gardaí mistaking another group of people as splinter republican group – facepalm
        How this case of mistaken identity wasn’t sorted out in 2 mins is beyond me – Gardaí are hostile non-communicative w*nkers at times.

    2. Ina

      Regardless of their politics, the police should not be disrupting people meeting. We live in a democracy.

  2. kay

    You should be free to go to any political gathering without bother. if names are going to be taken may I suggest to ags to start with the ff and fg ard fheis’s. it’s been proven that both of these organisations are littered with criminals.

    1. Harry Molloy

      a lot of us would have the preference that law enforcement would keep an eye on those proposing armed revolution. Because of the bloodshed, treason etc

      1. Boj

        Treason. Now what does that word actually mean? It was bandied about in relation to Bankers/Ministers and Politicians in the recent past.

        1. Harry Molloy

          it does get bandied about alright but does have a fairly definite meaning, and is well defined in the constitution also

        2. Brother Barnabas

          “was bandied about in relation to Bankers/Ministers and Politicians in the recent past”

          george galloway started that

          in our constitution, it’s defined as an attempt to overthrow the government through violence or wage war on the state

          can’t really throw that one at bankers

          1. realPolithicks

            “in our constitution, it’s defined as an attempt to overthrow the government through violence or wage war on the state”

            Isn’t that how the state was founded?

          1. Neilo

            I bet you’ll look adorable in your shades and beret at Easter – like a deranged Captain Sensible.

    1. Harry Molloy

      all article 40 is a balancing act for the common good (read an introduction to constitutional law Johnny, it will make more sense), state also has a responsibility to protect the lives and property of citizens. keeping an eye on those with a stated goal of destroying it is entirely reasonable.
      and they didn’t prevent them from meeting

  3. johnny

    protect the property of citizens-FF & FG have sold the entire country to yank carpetbaggers,at fire sale prices,most off whom won’t even pay taxes on enormous profits.
    pity the guards weren’t outside Noonan’s office,the day before final bids for Project Eagle when he eh had quick meeting with the buyers Cerberus-thats a list of names i’d like see!

    its harassment.

  4. Neilo

    Yank carpetbaggers? Did you spill some mint julep on your seersucker suit there, Jethro? I say, suh, I do declare that we’ve now moved into a new kind of civil war politics *fans self on verandah of pristine Antebellum home* :)

    1. johnny

      yawn-“The term carpetbagger, used exclusively as a pejorative term, originated from the carpet bags (a form of cheap luggage made from carpet fabric) which many of these newcomers carried. The term came to be associated with opportunism and exploitation by outsiders. ”

  5. postmanpat

    PBP really should release a statement distancing themselves from these New IRA scumbag losers.

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