As part of our ongoing editing process, we have made both a typographical correction and reworded a paragraph in the masthead that directly relates to Ronan O'Rahilly. It now reads:
".... Ronan O'Rahilly not only directed attention to himself, he also obfuscated the fact that his father was born in England; married an American citizen and was struggling to develop a manufacturing and export business which required official UK governmental cooperation. At the same time, Ronan O'Rahilly allowed the press to falsely wrap him in he legacy of his journalist grandfather who in 1916 had played a part in the aborted Irish 'Rising' against the British Crown."
This correction was made because due to repeated tweaking, the text stated that his grandfather was born in England, when its original source text stated this father was born in England. While his father later spent time resurrecting the legacy of his own father, Ronan's grandfather, Ronan's father was by no means a rebel of the first order in fighting the British. However, this is not to say that his father was supportive of the British Crown keeping a toe hold on the island of Ireland. He was not.
Ronan's father grew up with a brother who took up the mantle of 'The O'Rahilly' for his own use in courts of law, which is where he appeared before the bench as a barrister. He was also a Nazi sympathizer, in as much that he followed the premise that "the enemy of my enemy is my friend". Since his enemy, like his eponymous grandfather was the British Crown, and their enemy was now Adolph Hitler's Germany. So, Ronan's uncle saw friendship and common cause in the ambitious dreams of the Nazi state which was dominated by Adolph Hitler. In other words, if Hitler could invade and then conquer the United Kingdom, then all of Ireland might be reunited as one nation, since Eire had adopted the position of neutrality during World War II and therefore Ireland might be rewarded for its surface passivity. Of course Adolph died along with his Thousand Year Reich, and with it died the hopes of Ronan's uncle.
Meanwhile Aodogán O'Rahilly, who was Ronan's father, was still trying to run his roofing tile business called Weatherwell Ltd., that he began prior to WWII. To understand what happened at Greenore concerning the two radio ships, it is first necessary to understand who owned the properties that adjoined the quay, and how they came to own them. It is also necessary to understand what the quay represented concerning a port facility, and who owned it.
Unfortunately, the 'Steve Martin' approach of "first get a radio broadcasting ship named 'Caroline'," has been the approach used first by most of the press, and then by the troll worshipers of their Messiah, Ronan O'Rahilly. But just like Steve Martin's original routine about the acquisition of a "million dollars", we want to know about the acquisition of a radio broadcasting ship named 'Caroline', because "the devil is in the detail"!
The facts of the matter are that neither the reported acquisition process of the radio broadcasting ship as claimed by the troll-anoraks is true, and neither is the history of the so-called "private port" of Greenore! Let's clear up one basic issue. To have a Port capable of exporting and importing people and goods from one nation to another nation requires a governmental Customs Service. They approve or disapprove any specific export or import business, and they all also collect government taxes for their trouble. In the instance of Greenore during the O'Rahilly years, more emphasis was placed upon exporting than importing, and the two radio broadcasting ships arrived at a time when Greenore was clothed in a blanket of neglect and occasional chartered usage within a limited circle of people. Some of their activities resulted in questions being raised in the British House of Commons about smuggling into the UK via Northern Ireland.
Starting tomorrow we will begin to reveal what we now know about the business activities of Aodogán O'Rahilly with regards to Weatherwell Limited and the properties at Greenore.
A caveat: Around the middle of 2019, Paul Rusling visited our new library facility, and then, after announcing that he found serious books and research "too boring" to become a part of his own interests, he then bolted with material he had received free of charge from our research newsletter, and then rushed into self-print with a book which he calls 'The Radio Caroline bible'.
George Saunders saw a copy of the book before we did, and he noted that Rusling has in many instances just lifted information from our research newsletter, and then published it. In some instances noted George, Rusling even reprinted some of our own typos!
Much of what he stole (he then charged others for our material), was in the original form of hypothetical trial balloons, where we were trying to discover how the story really comes together. Rusling stole the hypothetical questions and restated them as fact!
Now some of what he stole does check out, but what he stole also clashes with the troll press because it is not what the other members of that cult had come to believe from other books and articles and programs. However, in order to conceal or paper-over the missing gaps, Rusling then created another story using Oonagh Leigh, who he refers to as Oonagh Huggard.
In some instances Rusling also had to dust-off the ridiculous story about a 'Jimmy Ross', and then, without any proof, or means to establish a tired-old myth about a 'Jimmy Ross', Rusling admitted that while Ian Cowper Ross' father's legal first name is Charles, everyone called him 'Jimmy'. Now that is even an exaggeration of Ronan's blarney, or to be more precise Ian Cowper Ross' novel called 'Rocking the Boat', because not even Ian claimed that.
Ian merely inferred in his novel that Ronan had called his father by that name, but then he did not even identify Ronan under his real name, and neither did Ian identify himself under his real name! But there it is, on page 51 of the ever-changing pagination of Rusling's print-on-demand book (Rusling demands and the printer then prints), here is Rusling claiming that: "While Ross senior's Christian name was Charles, many of his close friends and colleagues knew him simply as 'Jimmy'."
Now for a moment, leaving aside questions as to whether Ian's father was or was not a member of any faith (Americans refer to a first name, because there is no State church in the USA, and for that matter there are many non-Christian religions in the UK), but Rusling tells his readers that Ross senior's name WAS Charles. So does Rusling mean that Charles Ross changed his name?
Ian, who called himself Paul Shaw in his novel, only had Liam O'Mahoney (who some then claim is Ronan O'Rahilly), call Ian's father (or we should say, Paul Shaw's father), by the name 'Jimmy'. So how does the fictitious 'Paul Shaw' refer to his father? He calls him either 'Daddy' or 'my father'!
So where does this Rusling rubbish come from?
The answer is out of Rusling's own head! Remember 'Jimmy Ross' was the creation of Ian Cowper Ross and it was first introduced by Ian Cowper Ross to deflect press inquiries, but it was not until 1990 that a more detailed and fleshed-out version of this myth was published as a novel by William Heinemann Ltd.
The reason for bringing this to your attention again, is because if you were unfortunate enough to be conned into buying Rusling's rubbish, and if you then read references to similar subject material here, remember that the reason why we are being so methodical, is because of the harm created by fraudsters like Rusling.
You be the judge.
We have the proof of his theft and his responses when he was found out. The trolls who he has surrounded himself with just huff and puff.
We also have, and will provide you with, the documented sources relating to the real story, and it is all free of charge to you!