Radio Free Eireann with Cait Trainor

Radio Free Eireann will discuss the release of Martin Corey with Cait Trainor, the coordinator of the Release Martin Corey Campaign on Saturday January 18 from 1-2 pm New York time.

Although the terms of his release have been withheld from the public The Irish News understands that he is not permitted to live in his Lurgan home or to enter the town.

He is also banned from speaking to the media and his legal team are gagged under 'rule 22' legislation which prevents any parties involved from speaking about his release.

Other conditions are believed to include not being involved or acting as a supporter of any paramilitary group, or being seen in the company of known members of a paramilitary group or attending public events in support of such groups.

We will also present a unique live program of Irish and Siberian music with Andrew Harkin of The Lost Tribe of Donegal and Anna Nurica, a native Siberian and member of Civil Defense, the most important Russian punk rock band; and Alexander Vlodykin, the music director of Kalinov the first Russian folk rock band.

Radio Free Eieann broadcasts live from Rocky Sullivan's of Red Hook, 34 Van Dyke Street in Brooklyn. We are heard on WBAI, 99.5 FM and on the web where programs are archived for seven days

 Radio Free Eireann broadcasts live from Rocky Sullivan's every Saturday afternoon


  1. Pauline Mellon raises interesting questions about this type of thing in a piece we hope to run over the coming days.

  2. You nearly have to pinch yourself to believe the half of this.
    This type of legislation would never have gotten off the ground in the seventies.
    Release from gaol, no longer means release from gaol!

    I wonder was Cait contacted to speak about Martin's release by the media or was it just Jennifer?

    Jennifer did protest about how ridiculous Martin's imprisonment was but she was never going to bring to the public domain, that which Cait would.

    People need to know what is going on here and they need to be asking Sinn Fein if injustice on this scale has been incorporated into their overall strategy or is it just their silence that has been incorporated?

  3. Looking forward to reading Pauline’s view on this as the conditions set (if factual) are frightening a Kafkaesque nightmare though given the detention I would not be surprised if these are the conditions imposed.

  4. In a society that allows such special powers over bssic civil liberties, is a vioient response by a cohort of that population not almost unavoidable?

    I pose this question not to justify violence but rather to bring what I perceive as some balance to ongoing comments and contributions on the Quill.
    Comments calling for an end to PFR which omit references to the abnormal and contrived state of affairs in our country are as futile as the violence is unjustifiable. . When commentators fail in this, the balance of forces are further skewed and more than likely will be perceived by proponents of PFR as hostile.

  5. Given enough rope all eventually hang themselves.

  6. From Michaelhenry

    Radio Free Eireann-The Cait does purr-

  7. Michaelhenry

    she called your party purr..fectly

  8. Mackers,

    Australia must be doing MH the world of good, the old wit seems to have gotten sharper. Thankfully not as sharp as yours though!

  9. Anthony
    eyes wide open (when making last comment).

    (Some what off-topic but not unrelated) Though Camus would say that suicide is the only real philosophical question I'm happy enough to choose life (for now)!

    If that should ever become a choice, the rope would be well down the list of options.

    Saoil fad agus bas in Eireann.

  10. HJ,

    See my rope comment as a response to

    People need to know what is going on here and they need to be asking Sinn Fein if injustice on this scale has been incorporated into their overall strategy or is it just their silence that has been incorporated?

    I maybe should have said given enough rope and they will hang the rest of us.

    Your initial comment was just an observation that you are free to make and we are free to take on or discard. My rope comment would make an immaterial response to yours. It only makes sense in respect of the cited line.

    On the topic of Camus, were matters to reach the end of the line then, reason enduring, it would a Dignitas type thing.

    I'm happy enough to choose life


  11. Another mention in the Sindo again today Anthony!

    John Paul McCarthy in his piece "Wisdom of letting North's two tribes settle differences" gives you a mention.

    Keep hammering away at the 'dissos', that along with the occasional dig at the 'shinners' will keep you in good stead with the Sindo crew! (There's a job in it for you Mackers).

    Ah yes, I can see you fitting in there all right Anthony, with the aforementioned John Paul, Eilis, Ruth Dudly and of course Eoghanín too.

  12. Eirigi on the debacle at the Stephen Murney trial

    Stephen Murney case – a courtroom farce


    Laganside CourtsThe trial of éirígí party member Stephen Murney failed to start this morning in Belfast. Although Tuesday 21st January was the trial date that had been confirmed at a previous hearing held on November 25th, no judge was available to hear the case.

    It further emerged, at a separate pre-trial application by Stephen’s defence team, also held this morning, that prison authorities had failed to transport Stephen from Maghaberry to the court.

    éirígí’s Pádraic Mac Coitir, who attended the court this morning along with Stephen’s family and other party members, criticised the failure of the authorities to ensure the case went ahead as planned. Leinster House TDs Clare Daly and Mick Wallace were among those who also attended the court for the trial.

    Speaking outside Laganside court-house, Mac Coitir said, “Stephen’s case had been formally listed two months ago to be heard today yet the prison authorities managed to ensure that he did not appear in court. To compound this injustice even further, it then emerged that there was no judge available to hear the full case.

    “Stephen’s family, his legal team and others, including two Leinster House TDs, had travelled to the court in the full expectation that this trial would take place as planned. Instead, they faced a farcical scenario which has only served to compound the whole sense of injustice surrounding this case against Stephen ever since he was first arrested and imprisoned at the beginning of December 2012.”

    Concluding, Mac Coitir said, “Very grave concerns have continuously been expressed about the whole background to Stephen Murney’s arrest and imprisonment. Those concerns have now been further added to by the whole off-hand approach taken by the judiciary and prison authorities.

    “As a party, éirígí has always held the view that Stephen’s imprisonment on spurious charges has been a form of internment by remand. Today’s farce at Laganside courts clearly vindicates our party’s position.”