Tallaght Two Series

July 10, 2007 at 10:04 am 5 comments

I am suspending this series while I check the accuracy of information posted by a commenter.


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  • 1. ?x2  |  July 22, 2007 at 11:34 pm

    Michael, your “investigation” into your “commenter’s” query/comment is taking some time! All you have to do is read the appropriate part of Mr. Heney’s book – “The Tallaght Two” – and then read the relevant passage from the official transcript of Mr. Heney’s SAME interview with Mr. Walsh.

    [Note from MN: other details edited pending verification].

    Without a PROPER answer – and there really is NONE – the book has no credibility whatsoever. Also, as your articles appear to rely heavily on the same book, this tears your articles to shreds. I look forward to your response at some stage in the future.

  • 2. Michael Nugent  |  July 22, 2007 at 11:35 pm

    ?x2, I have so far verified your comment that the publishers of Michael Heney’s book settled a defamation case and apologised to Eamon Gavin.

    I am also open to believing your comment about the background to the libel case. However, I need to verify this from somewhere other than an anonymous internet post before I publish it on this blog.

    I would appreciate any help you can give me with this. You can email me at michael (at) michael-nugent (dot) com.

    Please be assured that, if I discover anything that changes my opinion about this case, I will not hesitate to publicise that discovery.

  • 3. ?x2  |  July 23, 2007 at 12:39 am

    Michael, It’s a pity that you have “closed” the direct comments to the “Tallaght Two” articles; I have to post this elsewhere instead. To verify my comment, just ask Michael Heney for a transcript of the relevant interview. Then, compare it with his book. Then, you will see that my comment about the omission from the book is 100% correct. QED!!

  • 4. Michael Nugent  |  July 23, 2007 at 12:42 am

    ?x2, I’m in a bit of a dilemma with regard to closing the comments on this page.

    I am very supportive of free speech. As an example, I opposed Section 31 of the Broadcasting Act at the same time as I was campaigning against the IRA.

    However, I have a legal obligation to not publish any defamatory statements, whether written by me or by others.

    I am trying to verify the new information you gave me. Until I do this, I have suspended this series, and also suspended comments on it.

    Can you please respect my decision on this, rather than posting comments elsewhere on the site? Thanks.

    If you choose to contact me by email, please be assured that I will respect your anonymity.

  • 5. Michael Nugent  |  December 9, 2007 at 10:03 pm


    You posted again today on another page on this site, repeating information which you know that I have previously deleted for the reasons stated above, and asking whether I have got a response from Michael Heney on the questions you raised.

    The answer is yes, I have got a response from Michael Heney, and I will post it here, after I have clarified further information from the publishers, and after I have prepared a considered analysis of my own. I do not know when I will get around to doing this, but I can assure you that I will do it.

    In the meantime, can you please stop posting comments about this elsewhere on the site? If you want to publicise your opinions on the matter on the internet, you can easily and quickly set up your own blog on WordPress.

    You can click here for details on how to do this.

    Alternatively, if you want to contact me with further information about this, you can email me at michael (at) michael-nugent (dot) com. I will respect your anonymity.

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