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Brendan Hughes

Boston College tapes unlikely to lead Adams to gaol but suggest any truth process is pointless

Tue 25 March 2014, 10:45pm

Tweet The arrest and charging of Ivor Bell has been covered already on Slugger and below Mick has mentioned the fact that Gerry Adams has made himself available to questioning by the PSNI. Although the McConville family remain hopeful many have suggested that it is inconceivable that Adams will be prosecuted. Adams has repeatedly denied […] more »

Belfast Project (Boston College tapes): “an invitation to people to engage in deep moral reflection on the consequences of war and political violence”

Mon 4 February 2013, 8:30am

Tweet The topic of the Belfast Project – an oral history of republican and loyalist paramilitaries that is archived in the Burns Library at Boston College – is one that Slugger O’Toole posters have been tracking for some time. Taking a step back from the latest developments to look at the project as a whole, […] more »

Brendan Hughes: “I had no control over this squad. Gerry had control of this particular squad”

Tue 26 October 2010, 7:27pm

Tweet Peter Wilson, a 21-year-old with learning difficulties who went missing in 1973, was only added to the official list of those abducted, murdered and secretly buried by republican paramilitaries in October last year.  Today, on the basis of  information described as “of good quality, it is reliable and from a good source”, the Independent Commission for the Location […] more »

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