: Anyone heard about a link between Macdonalds and the IRA in N. Ireland.
: Is it possible they were sponsoring the IRA in the mid-eighties?
: Information required - please
: McSpotlight: False, as far as we know; the confusion arose out of an unfortunate acronym in the American tax system that gave people the impression that they donated money to the IRA.
Like many multinationals in Northern Ireland, McDonalds did pay protection money to all Sectarian splinter groups in the 80's & 90's in return for exemption to bombing campaigns
McSpotlight: If you've got reliable evidence to back that statement up, please share it...