New Events


no events posted in last week

User Preferences

  • Language - en | ga
  • text size >>
  • make this your indymedia front page make this your indymedia front page

Blog Feeds

Irish Left Review
Joined up thinking for the Irish Left

offsite link New Books Worth Reading Mon Sep 19, 2016 23:25 | Sen Sheehan

offsite link 13 Billion ? Lucky for some? Mon Sep 05, 2016 13:04 | Tony Phillips

offsite link Rebuilding Ireland: Long on Promise, Short on Detail Mon Aug 29, 2016 22:20 | Eoin O'Mahony

offsite link Brexit and Other Issues: Comments on the Current Situation Mon Aug 29, 2016 21:52 | Brendan Young

offsite link Bin Charges: From Private Circus to Public Service Tue Jun 21, 2016 12:38 | Michael Taft

Irish Left Review >>

Spirit of Contradiction

offsite link The Case of Comrade Dallas Mon Mar 19, 2018 19:44 | Slyvia Smith

offsite link Review: Do Religions Evolve? Mon Aug 14, 2017 19:54 | Dara McHugh

offsite link Fake News: The Epistemology of Media Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:52 | Gavin Mendel-Gleason

offsite link Officials and Provisionals Sat Apr 01, 2017 22:54 | James O'Brien

offsite link Interview with Cathal Goulding Mon Dec 26, 2016 17:11 | Cathal Goulding

Spirit of Contradiction >>

Public Inquiry
Interested in maladministration. Estd. 2005

offsite link Elaine Byrne: Not speaking full truth to power

offsite link Israel/Ireland: Corruption comparison Anthony

offsite link Irish cowboy town and fake regulatory agencies Anthony

offsite link Elaine Byrne: Failing to join up the dots on state corruption Anthony

offsite link No law for the powerful, strict enforcement for decent citizens Anthony

Public Inquiry >>

The Saker
A bird's eye view of the vineyard

offsite link Moveable Feast Cafe 2018/03/20 ? Open Thread Tue Mar 20, 2018 02:30 | Herb Swanson
2018/03/20 02:30:02Welcome to the ‘Moveable Feast Cafe’. The ‘Moveable Feast’ is an open thread where readers can post wide ranging observations, articles, rants, off topic and have animate discussions of

offsite link Why we don?t respect the West anymore (MUST READ!) Tue Mar 20, 2018 02:20 | The Saker
by Margarita Simonyan, editor-in-chief of RT TV channel and MIA “Russia today” translated by Scott source: Essentially, the West should be horrified not because 76% of Russians voted for

offsite link Syrian War Report ? March 19, 2018: Eastern Ghouta Battle Enters Final Phase, Afrin Falls Tue Mar 20, 2018 01:25 | Scott On March 18, the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) established full control over the city of Afrin. The city had been the main stronghold

offsite link Afrin week 8: Kurdish stubbornness spells their doom Mon Mar 19, 2018 16:50 | The Saker
By Aram Mirzaei for the Saker blog It’s been 8 weeks since Turkey together with its jihadist forces launched operation Olive Branch to clear the Afrin region of US-backed Kurdish

offsite link The British Spy Skripal hoax Mon Mar 19, 2018 03:50 | Scott
by Scott Humor In regards to the British government-staged hoax around the persona of retired British spy Sergey Skripal: If TV police dramas told us anything it’s the principle of

The Saker >>

Shocking prisoner neglect

category international | rights, freedoms and repression | opinion/analysis author Thursday March 30, 2006 12:39author by Paul Doyle - The New Republican Forum: www.newrepublicanforum.ieauthor email pauldoyle2006 at hotmail dot comauthor address The New Republican Forum, PO Box 10, Dundalk Sorting Office, Dundalk, Co. Louth, phone 0851048298 Report this post to the editors

Irish prisioner Aiden Hulme has been subject to shocking medical neglect since his inprisonment in England and will loose his leg if immidiate action is not taken.

Sign the online petition:

Aiden Hulme (pictured right)
Aiden Hulme (pictured right)

An online petition aimed at securing the repatriation of republican prisoner Aiden Hulme has just been launched by the New Republican Forum.

Aiden is currently serving a 22-year sentence in Full Sutton prison, England. He was imprisoned for alleged involvement in the 2000/2001 Real IRA bombing campaign in London. He has lost his appeal against conviction and sentence and is currently awaiting repatriation to Portlaoise Prison in Ireland.

Prior to his arrest and imprisonment Aiden was involved in a serious motorcycle accident that left him with a severely injured leg. In the immediate aftermath of the accident he was receiving medical treatment at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast and his condition was improving at the time of his detention.

However, subsequent to his arrest and imprisonment in Britains notorious Belmarsh Special Secure Unit [SSU], Aidens medical condition began to deteriorate at an alarming rate.

In response to intense political pressure the Belmarsh authorities reluctantly acquired the services of a medical specialist and doctor to examine Aidens injured leg. After a brief examination the Belmarsh-appointed specialist informed him that the injured leg should be amputated. Aidens family and friends, disturbed by and suspicious of this opinion, immediately sought a second opinion.

After intensive and prolonged political lobbying by the Irish Political Status Committee and other human rights groups an independent specialist was permitted access to Belmarsh SSU to examine Aiden. After the examination the independent specialist deemed the limb saveable contrary to the opinion of the prison-appointed specialist.

Not only is Aiden still being denied proper treatment but astonishingly, the Full Sutton prison authorities have decided to withdraw his pain-killing medication on a gradual basis. No alternative medication has been offered on the grounds that the pain in his leg is purely psychological.

The British authorities had transferred all the official documentation relating to Aidens repatriation bid to the Department of Justice in Dublin by September 2005 but the application has still not been processed. These delays are leaving Aiden at risk of having his injured leg amputated in England.

Here's the link in case anyone is interested in signing it:

We plan to picket the department of Justice where the delay in Aiden's repatriation bid is occuring - during which we intend to present a printed version of the petition to department staff.

If anyone is interested in helping with this campaign, which has the support of several political and humanitarian organisations, contact me on:


Paul Doyle,

New Republican Forum.

author by Paul Doylepublication date Thu Mar 30, 2006 13:03Report this post to the editors

Also, I've been trying to post this story onto the site but without any luck at all. I can't get passed the submit form. Anyone willing to give it a go??

author by Mickpublication date Thu Mar 30, 2006 13:21Report this post to the editors

The poor lamb? He's going to lose his leg huh?
I call that poetic justice for all the people who this maniac would have maimed or killed.

author by Paul Doylepublication date Thu Mar 30, 2006 14:12Report this post to the editors

So prisoner abuse and neglect is ok? What about Abu Ghraib? Do the genuine 'terrorists' deserve it?

Limb removal as a form of punishment is unaceptable. The authorities have no right to treat a human being like this.

Also, you should bear in mind the track-record of the British police with regard to Irish republicans. Bermingham 6 or the Guilford 4 ring any bells?

Ultimitely, if you think locking someone in a concrete box 24 hours a day while his limb rots off and doing nothing for him bar withdrawing his painkillers is acceptable behaviour, regardless of what he is or isn't in for or whether he's guilty or not guilty, you should seriously take a long look at yourself mate.

author by dilseachtpublication date Thu Mar 30, 2006 16:40Report this post to the editors

has he requested repatriation?, i thought we signed an agreement with other eu countries that made repatriation a right????

author by nerrawpublication date Thu Mar 30, 2006 17:41Report this post to the editors

That poor man.

He tried to kill people, blow the limbs off the innocent and this is how he is treated? How dare they!

He had no problem been involved with a group who blew limbs of women and children and now he is whining that because he crashed his bike, we should all run out and sign a pointless internet petition?

I think that is what you call karma

author by Paul Doylepublication date Thu Mar 30, 2006 22:33Report this post to the editors

He has applied to be repatriated, quite a while ago I believe. The British Home Office had to be hounded into sending all the paperwork but SDLP leader Mark Durkan and others got involved and they eventually got their skates on. Now though, the Department of Justice are stalling - they've had all the relevant paperwork since last September - but haven't processed it yet.

As for the two lads who have decided that this is acceptable treatment - I've tried to deal with points raised, but you've obviously no interest in debating the issue. You're just sad idiot trolls with nothing better to do with your time than take humourless snipes on an internet message board.

author by Paul Doyle - The New Republican Forum: www.newrepublicanforum.iepublication date Fri Mar 31, 2006 15:50Report this post to the editors

The online petition has gone over the 100 mark. Not bad considering it's only been online two days. Thanks to everyone who has signed it.

author by DIANA ST JAMES - New York Citypublication date Sat Aug 19, 2006 20:22author email nedflynn at aol dot comauthor address QUEENS NEW YORK CITYReport this post to the editors

Regarding email from Mick and company regarding the inhumane treatment of Aiden Hulme while in prison. I think your lack of compassion and reason thereof must be addressed First off lets get some facts straight. The IRA is the only army in the world that calls in warnings in advance in order to eliminate even the most remote possibility of civilian casualty. Do we Americans do the same when it comes to the bombing of Iraq, Iran and Lebanon? DId we issue forth warnings to all the poor individuals murdered by US supported right wing death squads in Central America who went to great lengths to wipe out the best minds in El Salvaor, Nicaragua and Guatemala? Are we proud that all of our actions were done in the name of democracy? I think not. There is no excuse for the denial of medical neglect to any prisoner for any reason. In the case of Aiden Hulme and all the other remaining IRA prisoners, there is no reason for any of them to still be inhumanely lingering in an English jail. Those such as Mick who write with such discompassionate intensity should remember that anyone and I mean even the innocent can wind up behind bars at any given moment, even yourself Mick. I just hope if that is the case that you will never be subjected to the same cruel fate Aiden, Robert, Noel, Michael and Fintan continue to be subjected to, all in the disgraceful name of democracy.

Number of comments per page
© 2001-2018 Independent Media Centre Ireland. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by Independent Media Centre Ireland. Disclaimer | Privacy