Shane Paul O’Doherty, the former Derry IRA activist, has been a controversial figure for republicans ever since the mid-1980’s when he began to publicly disavow and condemn the Provos and his former comrades in Derry for their campaign of violence.
Given the company he sometimes has kept, for instance his friendship with Ruth Dudley Edwards, he has been an easy target for Sinn Fein and their allies. But this lengthy article about Paul O’Connor, the director of the widely respected Pat Finucane Centre (PFC), is something even his bitterest enemies are going to have to take seriously.
I have emailed Anne Cadwallader of the PFC asking if the allegations he makes against O’Connor are true or false but so far have not received a reply. The PFC cannot remain silent on this one, which you can read here:
The Pat Finucane Centre issued this statement on November 29th: https://www.patfinucanecentre.org/statement-pfc-re-allegations-against-paul-oconnor