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old Ardoyne and Glenard

It the old days, Prior to Internment, Ardoyne was classed as, anything past Brompton Park, and anything past Etna Drive towards the Crumlin Road and the bone. Glenard was owned by Mc Kibbins, except for the few houses which were being Bought.
On the 9th August 1971 , Glenard instantly became Ardoyne, That's when the majority of the Residence of Glenard became involved in Blocking of every street with Buses from The Depot at the Top of Estorial Park, That same depot which the British Army took over and started Photographing and videoing every movement off every citizen down towards Cranbrook Gds and Northwick Drive. I will never forget those days, especially 9th Aug 1971. doe's anyone else remember that morning.

Sadly , In my opinion , Nothing has changed, INTERNMENT IS STILL HERE. WHY?.
Because Paragraph 20 of the weston park accord was never implemented, which was supposed to be part of the GFA, "Got F*** All. Sadly, Sinn Fein was not happy with parts of that agreement?. A question was ask in the Dail about it, here is the full text of that question.
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Why has the weston park accord (20) not been implimented?.
This is the initial paragraph 20 weston park accord.

20. Both Governments also recognise that there is an issue to be
addressed, with the completion of the early release scheme, about
supporters of organisations now on cease-fire against whom there are
outstanding prosecutions, and in some cases extradition proceedings, for
offences committed before 10 April 1998. Such people would, if convicted,
stand to benefit from the early release scheme. The Governments accept
that it would be a natural development of the scheme for such prosecutions
not to be pursued and will as soon as possible, and in any event before the
end of the year, take such steps as are necessary in their jurisdictions to
resolve this difficulty so that those concerned are no longer pursued.

This is why.

GFA Weston Park Accord (20)

Le gach deá ghuí,
Question No. 127
Parliamentary Question - Dept Details

To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the reason he is not pressing that an agreement made between the Irish Government and the British Government be implemented in full, and that as agreed at Weston Park that no further prosecutions and consequently prison sentences will be imposed on those who committed offences before 10 April 1998; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

Éamon Ó Cuív.

For WRITTEN answer on Tuesday, 28th February, 2012.
Ref No: 10899/12

REPLY


Proposed draft legislation by the British Government to deal with this specific issue as referred to in paragraph 20 of the Weston Park accord was formally withdrawn by the then Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Peter Hain MP, on 11 January 2006. The draft legislation, the Northern Ireland (Offences) Bill, had been opposed by the majority of the Northern Ireland Assembly parties and the Secretary of State was compelled to withdraw the legislation when the only supporting party, Sinn Féin, could not accept certain aspects of the proposed legislation. As the Government was committed to introduce proposals only in tandem with the British government and in accordance with the consensus of the democratically elected Assembly parties, the withdrawal of the Bill meant that the proposals for dealing with the matter in this jurisdiction were also withdrawn.

That's why ex prisoners are being lifted and Interned, We are now back to 1971. Out protesting against INTERNMENT, But, Only SF mPro Treaty supporters Can Get Bail, whats that tell you. Please be brave enough to post your opinion on this serious matter.