We begin with the conundrum bolstered by Paul Rusling who produced the latest in a stream of totally fictitious works about the origins of Radio Caroline. He did so to avoid issues that had been brought to his attention within the 'Caroline Newsletter'.
Rather than work with a research team to solve the problems that existed in the prevailing and accepted story, Rusling merely stole from the 'Caroline Newsletter' and private correspondence, and then he tried to hammer into several round holes an equal number of square pegs after which he abandoned those he did not know what to do with.
But as we have revealed to date, several people who were in Greenore while both the mv Caroline and the mv Mi Amigo were there, have revealed their part in a joint working plan, although up until now, we have not specifically revealed the reasons for the plan, or how a team was assemble to implement it.
Instead, for our part we have progressed unhurried and followed the pattern of a cold case crime investigation. We are carefully examining all of the evidence and then cross-examining statements to see where they are in agreement and supported by external contemporary sources, while observing where witnesses are merely guessing as to what happened.
Because the scene shifts to Greenore, it is necessary to examine what Greenore is, and what Greenore is not, within the meaning of this story. Remember, we are dealing only in facts. The area of Greenore we are interested in, is that area that was at one time occupied by a railway terminus; a hotel, and a wharf connecting to a steamship ferry mainly transporting visitors and goods from the island of Great Britain, to the island of Ireland.
Many writers have claimed that In 1964, the owner of the former railway terminus; hotel and wharf was an Irishman who was also the father of Ronan O'Rahilly. So, it is necessary to bury this myth once and for all time. Ronan's dad was about as Irish as a plastic shamrock made in the USA and sold by a franchised Woolworth's store operating in Eire.
Ronan's dad was born in England and he married a U.S. citizen. They bought plans for the house they lived in near Dublin, which is where young Ronan grew up as one of their several children, from the Macy's department store in New York City, New York, USA.
On the other hand, Charles Orr Stanley who looms big in this entire story that dates back to the beginning of broadcasting in the United Kingdom, is about as Irish as they come, even though he was a Protestant in a sea of Roman Catholics.
So it will be necessary to track the business biography of both O'Rahilly Sr., who managed the building supply company that owned the semi-abandoned site at Greenore when the two ships docked there, as well as the Stanley family, and trace its Irish roots near Cork.
But not now.
Right now we want to remind readers of what we are doing and why we are doing it.
We are still nailing down a solid timeline, which is a timeline that no other writer has ventured to accomplish. Go on, check it out. Name the book that has all of this in print for you to turn to: that's right, it does not exist!
Because all of the fake Radio Caroline books want to tell you that Atlanta and Caroline were two separate projects, and the only way they can do that is by jumping the page, or I should say jumping the months from August 1963 to March 1964. Oh, there are film clips from Greenore that appear to show what is going on at Greenore prior to March 1964, but they are very general and non-specific.
It is the specificity of our own very accurate, and some might say very boring, methodical cold-case crime scene type of investigation that is now bringing you the real story for the first time.
Tomorrow we go back to the investigation itself ....