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T H E s en s at i o n al t r u e s t o r y of t h e R U C ' s t o p
mo l e i n s i d e t h e I R A i s r ev eal ed i n an ex p l o -
s i v e n e w b o o k .
Phoeni x: Pol i ci ng t he Sh ad o ws based on
t he secr et di ar i es of Spec i al Br anch chi ef Ian
Phoeni x r ef er s t o t he i nf or mer onl y by hi s
c odename, ' Car ol ' .
But Sunday Li f e can
r eveal t he i dent i t y of
t he doubl e-agent wh o
s av ed dozens of i nno-
c ent l i ves: Mar t i n
McGar t l and.
R U C Super i nt endent
Phoeni x, one of t he 29
v i c t i ms of t he 1994
Chi nook hel i copt er
t r agedy, ' r an' McGar t -
l and in t he ear l y 1990s.
Agent
Phoeni x, a har d-as-
nai l s ex-Par a, kept a
det ai l ed account of hi s
pr i ze agent i n hi s
di ar i es , wh i c h he
i nt ended t o t ur n i nt o a
book when he r et i r ed.
Mc Gar t l and, 26, a
s el f - c onf es s ed mem-
ber of t he IRA, was a
member of a Bel f ast
' ac t i v e-s er v i c e uni t '
f r om 1989 t o 1991.
Dur i ng t hat t i me, t he
i nf or mat i on he f ed hi s
i nt el l i gence handl er s
hel ped f oi l s ev er al
mur der bi ds on mem-
ber s of t he s ec ur i t y
f or ces.
Mc Gar t l and was
f or ced to l eap f r om a
t hi r d-f l oor wi ndow in
August 1991 af t er IRA
t out -hunt er s unc ov -
er ed hi s doubl e-l i f e.
Ac c or di ng t o t he
new book: " ' Car o l '
was cer t ai nl y one of
t he Sp ec i al Br an c h ' s
best s pi es in 1991.
" On 24 Apr i l , he
f or ewar ned t he pol i ce
of a possi bl e at t ack on
an of f -dut y pol i ceman
in east Bel f ast .
" Thr ee mont hs l ater,
' Car o l ' c ame t o t he
pol i ce wi t h i nf or ma-
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B y S U N D A Y L I F E
R E P O R T E R
quent ed by of f -dut y
member s of t he Br i t i sh
Ar my. "
An RUC sur vei l l ance
t eam was event ual l y
t asked t o s h ad o w
' Car ol ' ami d f ear s t hat
hi s c ov er had been
bl own.
But he was ki d-
napped by t he IRA and
f aced t or t ur e and cer -
t ai n deat h at t he hands
of t he Pr ov es ' f ear ed
' ci vi l admi ni s t r at i on
t eam' .
He onl y es c aped by
l eapi ng t hr ough a wi n-
dow, badl y i nj ur i ng
hi msel f in t he pr oc es s .
When he r ecover ed,
McGar t l and was spi r i t -
ed out of Ul st er by hi s
Sp ec i al Br anc h han-
dl er s and gi ven a new
i dent i t y.
Iiljuries
He i s cur r ent l y
embr oi l ed in a cour t
bat t l e t o wi n c ompen-
sat i on for t he i nj ur i es
he suf f er ed es c api ng
f r om hi s woul d- be
execut i oner s.
Mc Gar t l and has
r ecent l y been spot t ed,
heavi l y di sgui sed in a
wi g and f al se bear d,
r evi si t i ng hi s ol d
Bel f ast haunt s, i n def i -
ance of an IRA deat h
sent ence.
P h o e n i x :
Po l i c i n g t h e Sh a d -
o w s by Dr Su s an
Phoeni x and J ac k
Hol l and, i s publ i shed