US court rejects appeal on Price interview

Court declined to hear appeal by journalist and Ed Moloney and the former IRA member Anthony McIntyre

The US supreme court rejected an appeal against their release of an interview with the late Dolours Price  to police in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Pacemaker

The US supreme court rejected an appeal against their release of an interview with the late Dolours Price to police in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Pacemaker

 

Recordings of a secret interview with the late Dolours Price could be handed over to police in Northern Ireland after the US supreme court rejected an appeal against their release.

The court declined to hear an appeal by journalist and author Ed Moloney and the former IRA member and historian Anthony McIntyre over the release of the recorded interviews with Price, who was convicted for her role in the IRA bombing of the Old Bailey courts in 1973.

The two men are involved in the Belfast Project, an oralhistory research project at Boston College that was to serve as a resource for historians and researchers studying the Troubles in Northern Ireland.

A Boston appeals court had ruled that Moloney and McIntyre had no right to interfere with the request from the justice department to Boston College to hand over interview transcripts sought by the Police Service of Northern Ireland investigating the 1972 killing of Belfast widow Jean McConville.

Price had alleged in interviews that Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams had been her commanding officer and that she drove McConville, a Belfast mother of 10, to where she was murdered.