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Dennis McFadden ‘may have been compromised to protect second agent’

Philip Ingram MBE, security expert.
Dennis McFadden may have been pulled out of the New IRA by his MI5 handlers to save a more valuable agent, according to one a leading counter insurgency expert.

It is almost a month since McFadden was last seen in his house in Glengormley, on the outskirts of Belfast, where he used a home bar bugged with listening devices to record dissident republicans. He went missing around two weeks before the arrest of nine members of the dissident republican political group Saoradh (rumoured to be the political wing of the New IRA) and a Palestinian doctor. Several months before his departure he organised two meetings in Co Tryone of the alleged leadership of the New IRA.

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The meetings at two houses, one close to Creggan and the second near Gortin in Co Tryone, were fitted with listening devices and cameras throughout. Fottage of the suspects recorded by MI5 at both meetings is said to be crystal clear, with all present easily identifiable. So cocky was McFadden, that he even left a review on the website Trip Advisor describing the property used to sting the senior dissidents as “exceptional”. “Would definitely recommend this house,” posted the agent who is now in protective custody with his wife and young child. Philip Ingram, pictured above, served more than 26 years in the British army, mostly in security and counter insurgency. He said the McFadden case would not be unusual, in that having agents bedded in for a long time was always the preferred option for the intelligence agencies. “Development and recruitment of agents is never for short-term effect. You’re asking them to bed in for many years of their life,” he said. 

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“These people don’t respond to an advert. They either volunteer or are compromised, although the latter tend not to last long. The ones who last the longest usually have a motivation,” Mr Ingram said. McFadden, a former special constable in Scotland, had more than likely volunteered rather than had been a serving officer or a compromised asset. “When the Met Police infiltrated animal rights protesters, they put police officers in and gave them deep cover,” he said. “But that is a very difficult and dangerous thing to manage. It is much easier to run an agent. The duty of care is easier than putting a card-carrying police officer in. McFadden would have been run out of Holywood. He would have had a principal handler and someone assigned to help the handler. 
“They would arrange meetings irregularly over a period of time and the agent can also ring if they have urgent information. “Because all this would have been set up beforehand, he would have known he was being compromised and that his time was up. “Pulling out a long-running, successful agent would only ever be done for two reasons – if he was already compromised or if there is someone else still in there – and so they would take out an agent who had run their course and leave the more valuable asset in place. “Looking at what we know so far, it was a brilliant operation  – a very successful intelligence operation.”


With many thanks to the: Irish News and Allison Morris for the original story 

Alleged New IRA leaders were secretly recorded planning acts of ‘mayhem’, court hears

Police officers carry out searches last month as part of Operation Arbacia
Police officers carry out searches last month as part of Operation Arbacia
The dissident republican organisation’s most senior members also discussed training, finance, acquisition and discipline within its ranks, it was claimed.

Details emerged as bail was refused to a grandmother facing terrorist charges following a major police and MI5 investigation.

She is among 10 people charged as part of Operation Arbacia, a surveillance-led offensive targeting the terrorist grouping’s activities.

Belfast Magistrates’ Court heard evidence in the case centres on audio and video recordings from alleged gatherings at properties in Sixmilecross and Omagh in February and July.

“These meetings were of the highest echelons on the IRA,” prosecution counsel submitted.

“They (involved) two senior members of the IRA Army Council addressing members of the IRA Executive.”

Opposing McCabe’s bid to be released from custody, he claimed the risk to the public posed by those in attendance was at the highest level.

“It was a group which is intent on mayhem and serious terrorist offences, meeting to prepare, direct and discuss those offences,” the prosecutor contended.

Defence lawyers have repeatedly raised concerns over potential entrapment and the role of a special agent in the operation.

But the prosecution insisted any assertions about the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) being used to obtain authorisation were incorrect.

Defence barrister Joseph O’Keefe argued that the reported role of a state agent would expose “flaws” in the case at an early stage.

He described McCabe as a mother and grandmother with a clear record who has lived in the Lurgan area all her life.

“She should be given the benefit of the doubt and would comply with any bail conditions,” Mr O’Keefe added.

However, District Judge Peter Magill held that the alleged offences were “as serious as one can envisage”.

He pointed out the prosecution claim McCabe took a “full and active part” in terrorist discussions.

“Those matters involved the discipline, the finances and the acquisition of material by which terrorist acts can be carried out in the context of an organisation which calls itself the IRA,” Mr Magill said.

“There are indications of connections with Middle Eastern organisations also, exploration of joint ventures and exploration of attracting finance and training.

“There are also discussions in respect of discipline within the organisation (and) there are discussions of terrorist acts in furtherance of the aims of at least one Middle Eastern organisation.”

Refusing bail, he remanded McCabe in custody to appear again later this month.
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Family of double agent and MI5 informer Dennis McFadden asked to go into ‘protective custody’

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Hardline party Saoradh has said alleged MI5 agent Dennis McFadden has been in contact with his family to confirm he is in protective custody.

Nine members of the party and a Palestinian doctor have been charged with offences linked to two meetings in Co Tyrone this year.

McFadden, who is believed to have been an agent for more than a decade, booked the properties that were fitted with cameras and listening devices.

Originally from the Gorbals area of Glasgow, McFadden who was a former special constable with the Police Scotland, went missing from his home near Belfast several weeks ago.

Operation Arbacia, targetting the New IRA is ongoing with further arrests expected in the Republic. It was reported on Sunday that authorities plan to seek the extradition of alleged members of the New IRA.

Posting online Saoradh said McFadden’s family had been in constant contact.

“This engagement has made it clear that McFadden, under the direction of his MI5 superiors, set out to entrap republicans at the behest of the British government,” it said.

“Since the entrapment case occurred this MI5 agent has contacted his family to admit what he is, sent his handlers to their doors and MI5 even attempted to kidnap them into ‘protective custody’ – which they resisted and refused.”

It was also reported on Sunday that a second agent may have been involved in the Co Tyrone operation. A Belfast man who provided ‘security’ for the meetings, features on the recordings but has yet to be arrested.

McFadden often hosted this man along with prominent Belfast members of Saoradh at a bar he had built in his house in Glengormley. That was also believed to be bugged and those recordings are also now in the hands of MI5.

McFadden claimed to work as a safety inspector and this kept him abroad for long periods.

Currently in custody are Co Tyrone couple David Jordan (49) and Sharon Jordan (45), Kevin Barry Murphy (49) from Coalisland, Amanda McCabe (49), from Lurgan – also known as Mandy Duffy – Damien McLaughlin (44) from Ardboe, Joseph Patrick Barr (32) from Derry, and 48-year old Gary Hayden also from Derry.

Shea Reynolds (26) from Lurgan and Patrick McDaid (50) from Derry were remanded at a previous hearing on similar charges.

Doctor Issam Hijjawi Bassalat (62), who claims he was entrapped by McFadden into travelling to Belfast to attend the July meeting is also remanded in custody.

“It is the opinion of his immediate family that McFadden cares for no one but himself and the personal profit resulting from his actions,” Saoradh said.

“Not those who he has imprisoned in this dirty snare. Not their distraught family members who welcomed him into their homes as a friend. And not even his own family.

“The McFadden family have freely stated to Saoradh that they are disgusted by the actions of their family member, someone who they want no further association with.

“Just as our imprisoned comrades and their families are victims of the presence of MI5 in Occupied Ireland, so too has the family of Dennis McFadden been betrayed. Saoradh stands with them just as we stand with our comrades and their families here at home.

“Saoradh would like to place on public record that the wider McFadden family should face no negativity, threats, coercion or any other recriminations from republicans or others for the sins of their former family member.”

It has been reported, meanwhile, that McFadden is believed to have saved the life of prominent loyalist Johnny Adair. Three dissidents were jailed in 2015 for plotting to kill Adair at his home. It was reported that McFadden was suspected of facilitating bugging of their homes which prevented the bid.

With many thanks to: The Irish News and Allison Morris for the original story 

Bar in McFadden home may have been bugged

McFadden double agent and MI5 informer

The home of Dennis McFadden which the New IRA now believe was bugged
Members of hard line political organisation Saoradh based in north Belfast fear that a bar in the home of alleged double agent Dennis McFadden was bugged, with recordings now in the hands of MI5.
Last week Assistant Chief Constable Barbara Gray said that Operation Arbacia against the New IRA was far from over. “It is a longer term investigation that will look into every aspect of the New IRA in its entirety,” she said. While 10 people are currently charged with offences linked to two meetings in Co Tryone earlier this year, there are fears among members of the New IRA that other recordings could lead to further arrests and charges. The two women and eight men, among them Palestinian doctor Issam Hijjawi Bassalat (62), are charged with a range of terror-related offences. Also charged are Co Tryone man David Jordan (49) from Pomeroy who is married to Sharon Jordan (45), who has been remanded into custody along with Kevin Barry Murphy (49) from Coalisland, Amanda McCabe (49) – also known as Mandy Duffy – from Lurgan, Damien McLaughlin (44) from Ardboe, Joseph Patrick Barr (32) from Derry, and Gary Hayden (48) also from Derry. Shea Reynolds (26) from Lurgan and Patrick McDaid (50) from Derry were remanded at a previous hearing on similar charges.
Suspected agent McFadden(pictured above), who comes from a well respected family from the Gorbals area of Glasgow, is said to have used his contacts with Celtic fans travelling to Old Firm games to cement his relationship with dissident republicans. Named in court as an MI5 agent, provocateur, McFadden is thought to have been working undercover in the North of Ireland for almost 10 years. Sources have revealed his links with Belfast date back decades when relatives hosted events for bus loads of Celtic fans arriving from the North of Ireland. He appeared back in Glasgow for a relative’s 50th birthday party a few years ago and again claimed his work as a safety inspector kept him abroad for long periods of time. What remains of the New IRA in Derry are now blaming North Belfast members for being “easily bought” with tickets to football matches and nights drinking in the bar McFadden built at the side of his Glengormley home.
Police at Ardoyne Avenue in North Belfast
McFadden fled his home on the outskirts of North Belfast a week before his activities emerged, and is now thought to be in the protection of the intelligence services along with his wife and young child. It is understood two dark coloured vehicles, including a Transit van and a people carrier, pulled up at the house the day after the arrest of nine people. Neighbours said there was one person in each vehicle but that they did not see anything being removed from the property.
Allison Morris (left) Security Correspondent for the Irish News

The New IRA now believes that these vehicles were MI5 operatives removing listening devices and cameras from the house where McFadden often entertained members of the New IRA and Saoradh, filling them with alcohol while recording conversations. This is already causing deep divisions within what is left of the New IRA, with Derry members claiming that McFadden was only able to infiltrate the organisation as deeply as he did with the help of members from Belfast. There have also been questions asked to why to date none of those from Belfast closest to McFadden have been arrested, with the dissident republicans currently remanded facing charges all from Co Armagh, Tyrone and Derry.

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