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Order 'The Thimbleriggers' by James Kelly - The Dublin Arms Trials of 1970
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Politicians (List- incomplete)

Finian Mc Grath TD, Ind.: Niall Blaney TD, IFF: Harry Blaney Snr.: Cllr. Liam Blaney: Joe Costello TD, Labour: Waheed Alli, House of Lords: Ken Livingstone, Mayor of London: Tony Benn, former Labour M.P: Derry-born, Senator Mary Kathleen O’Doherty King, Trinidad & Tabago: Ruairi Quinn, TD, Labour: Liz McManus, & Mary Upton, Labour TDs, Ivana Bacik, Reid Professor of Law, Trinity College, Dublin and Labour candidate for the European Parliament: Caoimhghin O’ Caoláin TD. Sinn Fein Dail leader, Leinster House: Michael D. Higgins, Labour TD, Kevin McNamara MP: Aengus O’ Snodaigh TD, Dublin Sinn Fein: Seán Crowe TD, Dublin Sinn Fein: Martin Ferris TD, Sinn Fein, Co. Kerry: Arthur Morgan TD, Sinn Fein, Co. Louth: Cllr. Dermot Lacey & Cllr. Mary Freehill, both ex-Lord Mayors of Dublin..Cllr. Ms. Meave Mc Laughlin, SF Cllr., Derry City Council: Martin McGuinness, MP, MLA.

“What an extraordinary story of injustice. I would be proud for you to add my name to the petition” – Tony Benn, London.

“We cannot erase the past but that should not prevent our striving for Justice for those whose reputation has been cruelly besmirched. Captain Kelly deserves Justice, even if he cannot be here to see it”. – Kevin McNamara, House of Commons.

Religious (List-incomplete)

Fr. Des Wilson, Belfast: Fr. Oliver Kelly, Co. Cavan &: Fr. Martin Kelly, Co. Down (younger brothers of Capt. Jim Kelly): Fr. Robert J. Doherty, Celtic Cross Awards Society, Boston, USA: Fr. Joe McVeigh, Co. Fermanagh: Fr. Brendan Forde, OFM, Dublin: Sister Kathleen Pritchard, Harare, Zimbabwe, C. Africa: Sister Mary Fahy, Presentation Sisters, Co. Cavan.

“I worked with the man, he was my Boss. I Loved him as a Soldier loves his Comrades. R.I.P” - Ex-Cpl. Anthony Delaney, 5th. Battalion, Dublin

Others include: Author, Dr. Raymond McClean, civil rights’ veteran, former Mayor of Derry: Author, Paddy ‘Bogside’ Doherty, civil rights’ veteran, chair- Derry Citizens’ Defence Committee: John Kelly, former MLA, civil rights’ veteran, chair-Belfast Citizens’ Defence Committee: Tim Pat Coogan, author, commentator and historian: Irish-American columnists: Michael J. Cummings: James ‘Jimbo’ Crossan, President, Derry Division #1 & several other officials of the AOH, at home & abroad: Tom Cooper, Dublin, Chairperson, Irish National Congress, (INC): Fionnbarra O’Dochartaigh, author & historian, co-founder, N. Ireland Civil Rights Assoc. [1967]; Robert C. Linnon, Ph.D., National President, Irish American Unity Conference.

“This man is the Irish Dreyfus. His name should be cleared” – Tim Pat Coogan, Glengeary, Co. Dublin.

“He was an honourable person, who served his country magnificently. He is innocent of any crime against Ireland”. - Nell McCafferty, civil rights veteran, feminist author, journalist and frequent TV chat-show guest.

“In your past comments you have noted that you believe that Capt. Kelly was operating under what he believed were proper orders and you had no reason to doubt his integrity which would mean that the step to clear his name is very close. We request that your move to completely clear Capt. James Kelly should come sooner rather than later.

This action will help to close a sad chapter in the conflict that has been known as “The Troubles” for more than thirty years and is important to total reconciliation.

Thank you for your efforts.


Ned McGinley,
[AOH National President, USA]
Comments to An Taoiseach by AOH, National President, USA

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* CKJC Secretary, c/o O’Dochartaigh Ho., #15, Derry City BT48 7HR (Phone calls only after 6 PM- Irish Time): +44-028-71-286359

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Capt. Kelly Justice Campaign
Books on the Arms Crisis

Order 'The Thimbleriggers' by James Kelly - The Dublin Arms Trials of 1970
The Arms Conspiracy Trial
The Arms Conspiracy Trial: Ireland 1970

Military Aspects Of Ireland's Arms Crisis Of 1969

August 1969: Ireland's Only Appeal To The United Nations
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