14/09/2012

Price 'Does Not Mention Jean McConville' In Boston College Tapes

Dolours Price does not mention 'disappeared' mother-of-ten Jean McConville in the tapes of a Boston College interview wanted by the PSNI, one of the journalists behind the project has claimed.

Ed Moloney released a statement today disassociating his and fellow researcher Anthony McIntyre's tapes from the murder victim.

The PSNI is seeking access to tapes of the interviews as part of the investigation into Mrs McConville's death.

But the interviews were carried out on the promise that tapes of them would not be made available until the interviewee's death.

The words of former IRA man Brendan Hughes were the first from the project to be made public, but the other participants, including Dolours Price, are still alive.

Mr Moloney's statement read: "The subject of that unfortunate woman's disappearance is not even mentioned. Not once. Neither are the allegations that Dolours Price was involved in any other disappearance carried out by the IRA in Belfast, nor that she received orders to disappear people from Gerry Adams or any other IRA figure. None of this is in her interviews with Anthony McIntyre."

Police became interested in seizing the tapes after the Sunday Life newspaper printed allegations that Dolours Price had been an interviewee in the Boston College project, and admitted to having played a role in the abduction of Mrs McConville.

To read Ed Moloney's full statement, click here

(NE)

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