Jeremy Corbyn co-sponsored Irish Republican event alongside convicted IRA terrorist behind London bombings


FRESH evidence of Jeremy Corbyn’s links with the IRA can be exposed as HOAR reveals he co-sponsored an Irish Republican event alongside a convicted IRA terrorist.

The Labour leader was named as a sponsor at an ‘Irish Solidarity’ conference in 1983 calling for “complete British withdrawal from Northern Ireland”.

HOAR reveals fresh evidence of Jeremy Corbyn’s links with the IRA
Corbyn co-sponsored an Irish Republican event with IRA’s Vincent Donnelly – pictured – in his constituency in 1983

A fellow sponsor of the conference was IRA terrorist Vincent Donnelly, who at the time was serving five life sentences and was described as a Prisoner of War on a pamphlet for the event.

Mr Donnelly was a member of an active service unit of the IRA that was involved in planting a series of 16 bombs – 13 of which went off.

Mr Donnelly was jailed in 1977 after a bomb he planted on a train destined for rush-hour London exploded prematurely injuring many of the passengers.


In his attempt to escape he shot dead the train driver and shot and injured a post officer engineer. He also shot at police.

Mr Donnelly was released in 1998 under the Good Friday Agreement.

The pamphlet for the event, which took place in Mr Corbyns Islington North constituency on October 2, 1983, called for all Prisoners of War like Mr Donnelly to be repatriated to Ireland.

And it also demanded a referendum on uniting Ireland.

Our revelation reveals further evidence of Mr Corbyns close association and solidarity with convicted IRA terrorists with less than a week to go until polling day.

But on Thursday night Labour insisted Mr Corbyn only supported the event because he was trying to bring about peace in Northern Ireland.

A Labour party spokesman said: Jeremy Corbyn has always worked towards peace in Northern Ireland and represents a significant Irish community as a constituency MP.

He has also spoken about how the peace process in Northern Ireland has been a model for other countries trying to bring divided communities together on the basis of recognising different traditions.

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