Jean Mcconville

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Kieran Megraw (left) and Seán Megraw carry the coffin of their brother Brendan at his funeral in Belfast yesterday. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

At yesterday’s funeral Mass for “Disappeared” man Brendan Megraw, his brother Kieran told of the family’s sense of joy and relief when the cortege br(...)

 Kieran Megraw (L) carries the remains of his brother Brendan  in Belfast today. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The funeral of Brendan Megraw, one of the Disappeared, was held today in west Belfast.A large crowd gathered today at St Oliver Plunkett Church in Len(...)

One of Jean McConville’s sons has told the North’s Historical Institutional Abuse inquiry that he was sexually abused while in care by the notorious p(...)

Denials and fabrications

Challenges to autocratic organisations are invariably met by efforts to intimidate their critics and, if they cannot be silenced, to discredit them. S(...)

A family photo of Jean McConville with three of her children, taken shortly before she disappeared from her home in Belfast in 1972. Photograph: Paul McErlane/Reuters

More than 40 years after she was “disappeared” down the barrel of the Provisional IRA’s guns, Jean McConville’s name is a byword for the legacy the re(...)

Ivor Bell leaving Belfast Laganside Court, where he faced counts of aiding and abetting the killing of Jean McConville and of IRA membership. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A voice analyst has been enlisted in the case of an alleged former IRA commander accused of aiding and abetting the murder of Disappeared victim Jean (...)

A man has been arrested in connection with the abduction and murder of Jean McConville in 1972. McConville (left) pictured with her children shortly before she disappeared. Photograph: PA

A 73-year-old man arrested today by detectives investigating the abduction and murder of Jean McConville has been released without charge.The man was(...)

Gerry Adams: has weathered significant controversies without any apparent adverse effect

The arch-strategists have floundered this week. The apparently unstoppable Sinn Féin machine appears to have been stalled by the quiet might of Maíria(...)

A body which may  be that of Brendan Megraw is removed at Oristown bog, near Kells, Co Meath, today. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Human remains which may be those of Brendan Megraw, who went missing in April 1978, have been recovered from a bog in Co Meath. Remains were removed f(...)

A piece on Brendan Megraw in  the  book The Disappeared Of Northern Ireland’s Troubles which collates the personal stories of 14 of the families affected. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire.

Fresh searches for one of the IRA’s so-called Disappeared victims are to start in Co Meath within days.Specialist forensic investigators are preparin(...)

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