The Belfast Eight is the name given to the eight Irish conspirators and arms traffickers that were involved in starting up the Old English Alliance in Ireland. They are the protagonists of The Great Irish Heist and are among the many different criminal organizations made by the wiki founder.
Others include the Jackals of Arabia and the Eurasian Hyenas from the Cold War II series which would later return in the 51st Century with Defenders of Earth and The Mammal Wars (though the latter does not feature the Hyenas because of Jomnune's rise and even with Clulphion's rise.), the Eastern Vixens and the Vixen organization in general and the Ladies in Leather.
The Belfast Eight are eight Irish arms traffickers that are involved in a conspiracy to smuggle guns intended for the army from Dublin into Belfast. They are further aided by career criminal Caintigern Enright and various others and were responsible for the Great Irish Heist in 2077.
The heist resulted in the deaths of eight policemen, the capture of seven policewomen, all of whom were involved in the Organized Crime Bureau, and the transferal of thousands of guns from Dublin into Belfast which caused the rise of the O.E.A in Ireland.
But it also sparked other revolutions in Wales and Scotland which followed the same basic formula: A group of eight conspirators would hi-jack a truck carrying guns, they would deliver the guns to their respective home's faction and a coup would break out.
After coups in Edinburgh and Cardiff toppled the respective governments the O.E.A was fully in control of Ireland, Scotland and Wales but remained part of the United Kingdom and in fact carried on relations with it.
As the Alliance took over Ireland, the Belfast Eight merged into it as did its seven prisoners who became the first of its women's faction. With the Belfast Eight's merging into the Alliance, they also got their own back on the police when they arrested all the policewomen in Ireland forcing them into the Alliance and when Wales and Scotland came under the Alliance's power, it was not uncommon to see conspirators arresting policewomen and forcing them into the Alliance.
The main conspirators
|Brian Canavan (the leader)||32|
|Jarlath Donegan (director of the heist)||Unknown|
|Caintigern Enright (deceased)||23|
|Darragh Brennan (deceased)||32|
|Heber Bunster (deceased)||27|
|Ossian Crowley (deceased)||30|
|Blathmac Doolan (deceased)||34|
|Comgall Finneran (deceased)||26|
|Conchobar Hennessey (deceased)||32|
|Flannan Gallagher (deceased)||29|
|Conchobar Hennigan (deceased)||39|
Feidlimid Kerwin (deceased)
The seven policewomen captured by the Belfast Eight and later conscripted into the Old English Alliance.
Policemen killed by the Belfast Eight
|Genann O Breaslain||32|