Jean Mcconville

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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(...)

Ivor Bell has had his bail conditions altered to allow him to go to Co Donegal to celebrate his wedding anniversary. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A veteran republican accused of involvement in the murder of “Disappeared” victim Jean McConville by the IRA has had his bail conditions altered to al(...)

Ivor Bell: faces  two counts of soliciting Jean McConville’s killing in 1972. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A veteran republican charged in connection with the IRA murder of a mother of 10 is to undergo medical examination to determine whether he is fit to p(...)

Ivor Bell leaving Belfast Laganside Court last year after he faced counts of aiding and abetting the killing of Jean McConville. File Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Efforts are being made to obtain evidence from an American witness in the case against a veteran republican charged over the killing of Jean McConvill(...)

 Carrie Twomey and her husband Anthony McIntyre. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The British government has lodged a subpoena with Boston College seeking access to taped interviews given by former IRA prisoner Dr Anthony McIntyre, (...)

Tánaiste and Labour Party leader Joan Burton: “I want the Labour Party to be in government, but that is dependent on the will of the people.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Tánaiste Joan Burton has refused to rule out the Labour Party supporting a Fianna Fáil-led government after the general election. In Co Limerick yeste(...)

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