coming home roost chickens to

o jesus christ i saw you once
in a red-brick belfast street
splattered on a gable end
like fistfuls of minced meat

no nailed wrists and no nailed feet
no spear-point in your side
and worst of all no one was saved
or knew why you had died

Ideology The reports from Colombia suggest something different from a simple arms-for-cash operation - according to Bogota, the detainees were actually training leftist rebels in urban guerrilla warfare. The IRA has long had links to other revolutionary organisations, whether largely symbolic as with the Palestinian Liberation Organisation and the African National Congress, or, in the opinion of European intelligence agencies, hard cooperation such as with the Spanish Basque separatist group Eta. Similarities have been detected, for instance, in explosive devices used by the IRA and Eta. Read more