Ivor Bell

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Children of  Jean McConville (back row) Archie, James, and  (front row) Michael, Susie and Thomas  at the Wave trauma centre in Belfast, following a court case into their mother’s murder. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Michael McConville remembers as an 11-year-old going “berserk” at a juvenile court in Belfast in May 1973, six months after his mother Jean was abduct(...)

File photograph of Ivor Bell. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Future prosecutions based on taped interviews with Troubles-era paramilitaries could be in jeopardy after a judge ruled that recordings of Ivor Bell u(...)

File photograph of writer Ed Moloney. File photograph: Paul McErlane/Reuters

The Boston tapes project, which interviewed former republican and loyalist paramilitaries under the leadership of writer Ed Moloney, was sharply criti(...)

Mother of 10 Jean McConville, who was abducted and murdered in 1972.

What happened Jean McConville? Jean McConville was a 38-year-old widowed mother of 10 children from the Divis Flats area of west Belfast who sometime(...)

Jean McConville, Ivor Bell and Gerry Adams. Irish Times photomontage

During the eight-day trial of Ivor Bell for his alleged involvement in the murder of Jean McConville, five of her 10 children sat listening intently i(...)

Ivor Bell who was on Thursday found not guilty of soliciting the murder of Jean McConville in 1972. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The trial of Ivor Bell who was charged with soliciting Gerry Adams and the late Pat McClure to murder Jean McConville concluded on Thursday with the j(...)

Veteran republican Ivor Bell. File Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

A man charged over the murder of Jean McConville from Belfast more than 40 years ago is unfit to stand criminal trial, a judge ruled. Criminal procee(...)

Gerry Adams speaks to the media after being released  in 2014 following questioning in Co Antrim in relation to the murder of Jean McConville. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker

Declaring to the BBC’s Andrew Marr that his struggle for a united Ireland was not a failure, Gerry Adams made an implausible claim: the target had not(...)

File photograph of veteran republican Ivor Bell. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

A veteran republican charged in connection with the murder of Belfast mother-of-10 Jean McConville in 1972 is not medically fit to stand trial, a cour(...)

Ivor Bell: faces two counts of soliciting the IRA abduction and killing of Belfast mother Jean McConville in 1972. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Prosecutors intend to proceed with legal action involving a veteran republican charged in connection with the IRA’s murder of Jean McConville, a lawye(...)

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