Jean Mcconville

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When Billy McConville was aged six, the IRA abducted his widowed mother, Jean, murdered her, and secretly buried her body

Billy McConville, who has died after a short illness, was a survivor of two of the North’s greatest horrors. When he was aged six, the IRA abducted hi(...)

The coffin of Billy McConville, son of IRA murder victim Jean McConville, is taken from St Paul’s Parish Church, Belfast following his funeral service. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

The findings of the Historical Institutional Abuse (HIA) inquiry must be implemented immediately, a priest has urged at the funeral of Billy McConvill(...)

Gerry Adams and Micheál Martin are unlikely to be the party leaders heading up the coalition – but anything is possible. Picture: Oisin McHugh/FusionShooters

The unspeakable has entered conversation in a most casual manner. So far, it comes in asides and afterthoughts, but not yet as serious discussion. How(...)

Ivor Bell (80) is charged in connection with the IRA murder of Jean McConville. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Medical reports are not yet ready on a veteran republican charged in connection with the IRA murder of Jean McConville, a court in Belfast has heard. (...)

Austin Stack (left), son of Brian Stack, confronts Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams during a  press conference.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Austin Stack, whose father Brian was killed by the Provisional IRA in 1983, said last week he was “quite confident” he knew the identity of the “indiv(...)

Austin Stack (left), son of Brian Stack, a prison officer murdered in 1983, confronts Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams (right) during a Sinn Féin press conference at the Davenport Hotel in Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

This is hardly the first time Gerry Adams’s past has erupted into uncomfortable questions and unwelcome headlines for Sinn Féin. But few controversie(...)

Austin Stack (left) and Oliver Stack, sons of prison officer Brian Stack, in Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Amidst all the charges and counter-charges about the killing of Brian Stack that have surfaced in recent times, two central truths now stand unchallen(...)

Austin Stack (left), son of Brian Stack, a prison officer murdered in 1983, confronts Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams during a press conference in Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

As always, Sinn Féin rallies around its leader when the past comes back to dog Gerry Adams but there is an awareness that numerous and recurring cont(...)

 Lawyers for Ivor Bell (79) told a judge their client had been diagnosed with a vascular form of dementia.  File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A veteran republican charged in connection with the IRA murder of Jean McConville is suffering from dementia and would not be able to fully participat(...)

Sinn Féin leader  Gerry Adams received a US visa in the mid-1990s during the Northern Irish peace process. Photograph:  Dara Mac Dónaill

One of Hillary Clinton’s speechwriters expressed concern that the Democrat “gave more love to Gerry Adams than I might have liked” during an address t(...)

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