Note, it is not Weatherwell Ltd under the management of Aodogán O'Rahilly who are starting this service.
It is C.I.E.
So the question is:
What is C.I.E.?
We will provide the answer to that question and a lot more, tomorrow in Part 2.
Because of the potential for a language barrier, that could create confusion for some, or even misunderstanding for many, we will attempt to clarify the political and geographical jurisdiction within which Greenore is located. This addendum shows the means by which Greenore was governed back in late 1959, as referenced by the name of Bernard Rafferty in Part 6 of the present series.
For reference we are using the explanation found Online and titled 'Louth County Council' at:
The County of Lough is outlined with the locations of Greenore and the County Town of Dundalk highlighted. The County is administered by dividing it into local areas and Greenore is today part of the Dundalk-Carlingford Loch area, which is represented by local councillors.
Together with other areas within the County of Lough (today there are four), their elected officials meet at Dundalk. Each year these councillors elect a chairperson known as the Cathaoirleach. During the years 1960 to 1967, the person relected Cathaoirleach was Bernard Rafferty, a member of the Fianna Fáil Party.
On September 5, 1959, Weatherwell Ltd was still sitting on idle property at Greenore, and when the entire area came up for discussion concerning economic development, Greenore was included in those discussions. The published account above provides the true state of affairs at Greenore, and towards the end of 1959 the outlook was not good.
Tomorrow: Because inaction by Weatherwell Ltd., was beginning to raise questions in the press after Weatherwell Ltd. had already received government-backed loans to finance the development of a new factory at Greenore; Aodogán O'Rahilly decided that this state of affairs could not continue unaddressed. In part 7 we will reveal how the Port of Greenore was reopened, even though the hotel remained empty and the factory was still not under construction.
We have been asked about the status of our 'Pebble Theatre' facility which is part of JLRI. Due to the Shut Down that began in March of this year, our facility was closed to the public. It is still in use as a JLRI library research resource center, but it remains closed to the public.
We have also been asked about the publishing schedule of 'Dial 999 for Caroline' which is intended to be a companion to this Blog, and not to our existing academic monologues. At present our timetable remains unchanged and we hope to have this title available for sale in time for the Christmas Season this year.
A repetitious little troll has posted on a Forum which seems to log everything that happens here. The troll wrote that: "I still agree with some of [this Blog], but not with [the] persistent crusade to slag off other authors, mainly because of 'technical' details and use of English language. This debunking of Ronan O'Rahilly and Radio Caroline in recent years is one step too far. ROR was the public figurehead behind the original station, but he was not the brains behind it."
The reason why we repeatedly debunk Ronan O'Rahilly is because he was a fraud and a con man who set-up several people in criminal activities, for which they paid the price while he walked away. Ronan O'Rahilly was not a 'hero', he was a rogue; a confidence trickster and neo-religious quack who gained a following because he was the founder and leader of a cult that lingers on today. Others have capitalized on that cult, while admitting that Ronan O'Rahilly was a huckster.
So every chance we get, we say that Ronan O'Rahilly was a fraud because he was not the originator of Radio Caroline. We say so because no one else has the guts to do so, and then prove that this is a true statement of fact.
Now another story has popped-up regarding Ronan's father and grandfather in a newspaper article that appeared online today at:
That story points out that Ronan's father ".... Aodogán became a communist for a time .....", to which we say, yes he did, at school. But then Aodogán became a capitalist and wrapped his personal and business life around the American way of doing things. We have already reported this in detail using our media-microscope methodology.
But the story involving Aodogán's father, who was Ronan's grandfather, was not the folk hero that he has been turned into. This newspaper article in the 'Independent' [Ireland] today [see link above], also points out what we have already pointed out. However, the article says nothing about Aodogán's brother who also called himself 'The O'Rahilly' and longed for Hitler's Nazi's to win World War II and thereby occupy the British Isles.
We did, several times.
This brings us back to the first point.
We have to keep stating the obvious: Ronan O'Rahilly was a fake, a fraud and someone who could harm you personally with a confidence trick, if you got too close to him.
Now as to the business side of Radio Caroline and who created and why, well that is the story that we are meticulously unfolding here step-by-step on this Blog, but it was not Ronan O'Rahilly!
Do we care whether the trolls agree or disagree with what we are doing?
Of course not.
But we do get annoyed when people like Brian Lister and Paul Rusling wade in and help themselves to our paid-for research [in time and money], and then use it to promote more lies and deceit.
Continuing with details about the purchases of property at Greenore by Weatherwell Ltd., as we reported in part 4: "The aim was to begin work on the site early in the Summer of 1955. That did not happen." Even that date was one year later than previously announced in the Irish press. Here is a reminder as recalled by 'The Argus' in 2014 ....
If Weatherwell Ltd at Clodalkin near Dublin, with its link to a quarry at Kingscourt were all set to go ahead with their plans for a new factory at Greenore, what went wrong? Why didn't this happen? The answer is tied to what did happen almost ten years later in 1964, and later highlighted by the arrival of the mv Fredericia and mv Mi Amigo at Greenore.
Clearly the plans of Weatherwell Ltd under the management of Aodogán O'Rahilly were not going according to plan, but in 1957 Aodogán O'Rahilly did not want to specify what had gone wrong. Whatever it was, Weatherwell Ltd was now approximately three years behind schedule in its announced Business Plan.
Nothing was happening at Greenore, and so during the following year of 1958, the question of the government loan guarantee which had been given to Weatherwell Ltd to make all of these purchases towards creating a new factory that would employ local Irish taxpayers, became an issue for the Dáil Éireann to address.
This government-backed loan not only helped to make possible the purchase of various properties at Greenore, but the one at Kingscourt as well. But on top of that, Weatherwell Ltd also needed working capital to put this Business Plan into operation.
Weatherwall Ltd was cash-starved!
This issue is key to understanding the foundation of what we will reveal tomorrow in part 6 when we come to the year 1959, and the beginning of change at Greenore ....
Yesterday we reported on the auction process at Greenore, and today we revisit that same issue. It is only by microscopically taking apart all of the reported events while totally ignoring the mythology that has been repeatedly reported in order to blot out and obscure the real story, that we can PROVE beyond reasonable doubt, that the storyline built around Ronan O'Rahilly is 100% fake! That is why we are revisiting a news item that we focussed upon yesterday in its entirety.
Therefore please remember, we are not following the biographical story of Ronan O'Rahilly, we are following the biographical account of his father, Aodogán O'Rahilly. While his son Ronan set out to deceive and obscure, his father did not!
The only problem with following the published reports about his father are the somewhat contradictory and poor reporting standards employed by journalists who interchange names as if they are one and the same, when in law, they are not. In other words none of these purchases were made in the name of Aodogán O'Rahilly, they were made in the name of Weatherwell Limited. The same is true of the Seller which was not British Railways. But these names are interchanged by journalists as if they are.
Now please notice why Weatherwell Limited was buying up various properties at Greenore. Previously Weatherwell Limited had entered into a contract with a supplier to produce raw materials for the manufacture of "plastic board". Other reports refer to plaster board and plaster. These products were to be made with new machinery in a new factory to be built on the site of the old railway station and hotel at Greenore.
The aim was to begin work on the site early in the Summer of 1955.
This did not happen.
If you follow the previous Blog entries, you will note that the source of financing for these developments was tied up in various government guaranteed loans, and due to the failure of Weatherwell Limited to perform as specified in the loan contracts, this matter became a controversial political issue. However, because Aodogán O'Rahilly wore more than one 'hat', he was able to steer clear of impending disaster and have the loan guarantees transferred to a purpose other than the original purpose that had been authorized.
What this means is that by late 1955, Aodogán O'Rahilly was treading water, or playing for time to see if the business climate would improve in favor of the company he managed. Weatherwell Ltd did not stop working on its business plan, but it had to slow down on its time line due to circumstantial financial pressures.
Now we are ready to see what happened next in 1956, with Weatherwell Ltd still operating from its factory base near Dublin, while sitting on land and improved property all resting idle at Greenore, which was some considerable distance from its factory.
Part 5 in this series will follow tomorrow.
The deep water port also remained unused and neglected, although the facilities to the water's edge had been purchased a few months earlier by Weatherwell Ltd. [See 'Life & Times of Aodogán O'Rahilly, part 9' of 9/10/2020.]
We will continue with part 4 in this sequence, tomorrow.
On April 16, 1954, the local press reported that Weatherwell Limited had bought the former train station and other facilities at Greenore. Their plan was to demolish the existing buildings and erect a modern factory with machinery, and then begin manufacturing plaster board and plaster. [See this Blog for our editorial post dated 9/10/2020].
Unfortunately, that promise was to linger on until its extinction, but that was to be yet one more disappointment a few years away. Meanwhile, Aodogán O'Rahilly remained in the Dublin area at the location of his home and the original Weatherwell company factory.
On September 17, 1954, Weatherwell Ltd., did not own the entire property at Greenore, and consequently the Hotel and its adjoining Golf Course were now being placed on the auction block.
So here comes 'Scottg' as Troll in Chief who claims to know it all, and yet knows nothing, and he posts (on the GS Forum), a tribute link to Ronan O'Rahilly at the Irish Broadcasting Hall of Fame. We have seen this site before and we have previously ignored it at:
That site is similar to the Offshore Radio Museum, in that it is promoting more rubbish about Ronan O'Rahilly and Radio Caroline. Both are unreliable sources of information.
However, this is what the Irish Broadcasting Hall of Fame has to say with corrections to errors highlighted in red:
"With the passing of Ronan O’Rahilly in April 2020, a colossus of radio broadcasting has left a legacy that will stand the test of time and has made a massive impression on radio broadcasting in Ireland." Ronan O'Rahilly left a legacy of deceit, and that is all.
"While his beloved Radio Caroline was a familiar sight off the South East of England, its influence on both radio and music in 1960’s Britain cannot be underestimated." Ronan O'Rahilly did not start Radio Caroline and it took Radio London and then Radio 390 to influence radio and music in the 1960s. Radio Caroline South was basically a flop when compared to Radio London.
"It forced the British Government to enact new legislation outlawing the almost a dozen pirate radio ships that blasted pop music into Britain and it forced the BBC to reorganise and compete with the opening of a dedicated pop channel in 1967, BBC Radio One." Radio London and then Radio 390 forced that change on BBC Radio One and BBC Radio Two; not Radio Caroline, north or south.
"In the month when Ronan passed onto the afterlife, both BBC Radio One and Radio Caroline still broadcast today." BBC Radio One and BBC Radio Two still broadcast today. The station that calls itself Radio Caroline today, has no connection whatsoever to either Ronan O'Rahilly or Radio Caroline of the 1960s. Even the current so-called 'Radio Caroline' accredits Malcolm Smith who calls himself 'Peter Moore' with being the creator and owner of this station that calls itself 'Radio Caroline' in 2020.
"But while Caroline’s history focusses [sic] mainly on its influence on Britain, Ireland has played a key role in that colourful history and this is that story." This is true thanks to Charles Orr Stanley of Cork, Ireland and NOT to Ronan O'Rahilly. Charles Orr Stanley built the Pye Group of Companies.
"At the helm of Radio Caroline was Ronan O’Rahilly." As one MP noted, Ronan O'Rahilly was a 'decoy duck', but he was not at the helm of anything.
"He was born in Clondalkin, Dublin in 1940, his father Aodogan was a well-known and wealthy businessman, regarded as an influential ally of Eamon DeValera, while his grandfather Michael O’Rahilly was better known as The O’Rahilly, sacrificed his life during the 1916 Easter Rising having been shot dead while leading a charge on a British position at the end of Moore Street. Now this is where anorak radio fantasy feeds off of revisionist Irish history. 'The O'Rahilly' referred to was the second such person to go by that name. Ronan's uncle who was a neo-Nazi hoping that Adolph Hitler would defeat the United Kingdom, also used that term. He was the third person to do so. But as to the reference regarding the 1916 'Rising', well, the facts reveal that Michael tried his best to stop it from taking place, and then, like a curious cat, got shot when he went along to see what happened next!
"While still a teenager Ronan left Dublin and made his way to the centre of the new music industry, London’s club scene." Ronan O'Rahilly was born in 1940 and arrived in London during 1961, or so everyone claims. That would make Ronan O'Rahilly a young man of 21, and not a teen.
"In Soho, the young Ronan began to manage a music club and saw some of the up and coming artists including the Kinks and the Animals make their first steps into the limelight. Despite managing several pop acts one of his favourite was Georgie Fame. He recorded a Georgie Fame record on his own independent label, unheard of at the time." However, Georgie Fame was getting gigs; a club owner recorded him and EMI released an LP featuring him, long before Radio Caroline came on the air! Ronan O'Rahilly's introduction to the club world was as a stand-in and decoy for people like Peter Rachman, the slum landlord.
"He took the record to the BBC to try to get it played. He discovered that the record industry was dominated by EMI and Decca. He then tried to get it played on Radio Luxembourg, the Great 208, who were the commercial pop station most listened to in England at the time and O’Rahilly discovered closed doors and that the shows were 'owned' by labels like EMI, Pye and Decca. They were essentially 'payola' shows and featured only music from the paying label. He said, 'I have recorded the guy, so I can't get it played, so we have to start a radio station.' This is part of the totally fake propaganda mouthed by Ronan O'Rahilly which is totally untrue.
"The ship was originally a Baltic ferry the MV Frederica [sic] built in 1929 and purchased by Ronan O’Rahilly for the reported £20,000." This is nonsense which even the propaganda denies because the buyer was a shipping company and not a person, and a shipping company is not a person.
"It was taken to the port of Greenore in early 1964 to be converted into a radio station including a 180-foot aerial and renamed the MV Caroline. He chose the port of Greenore as it was at the time privately owned by his father Aodogan O'Rahilly who died in 2000. This is more nonsense of the same kind. Aodogan O'Rahilly did not own the Port of Greenore! Not only that, but evidence points to the ship's original destination being East Cowes on the Isle of Wight!
"A parent company was registered in Ireland to operate Radio Caroline in 1964. The company Planet Production Limited [sic] was dissolved in 1981. A second company was registered to sell advertising for the ship with Planet Sales Limited also registered companies in Ireland." Nothing could be further from the truth! Planet Productions Limited was registered in Ireland on February 27, 1964. It was not the parent of anything. It was a sales company. No such company as Planet Sales Limited was registered, and this fact got Ronan O'Rahilly into trouble with the British Board of Trade during its February 1965 investigation into who or what was behind Radio Caroline. It was NOT Ronan O'Rahilly!
This level of nonsense reporting which is championed by a know-nothing troll who calls himself 'Scottg', is one reason why we are microscopically taking apart all of the lies, rumors and total and utter rubbish that has been published and republished about Radio Caroline for decades.
To set the record straight:
Radio Caroline officially died on August 14, 1967 and it whimpered to its end, on March 3, 1968, when Radio Caroline was silenced for good, and its original ship was then taken to the scrapyard where it was broken up.
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