Today saw republican veteran Dolours Price feature heavily across several pages in the Irish News (locked away behind a tight online pay-per-read wall), it was most focused on her involvement with the Independent Commission for the Location of Victims’ in identifying the disposal sites for some of the disappeared.
There was also a claim that during part of her time as an IRA volunteer Gerry Adams was her Officer Commanding (OC).
This hasnt, as yet, been picked up in many other arenas but it was enough to see SF promptly issue a press release in which Adams crudely dismisses Ms Price without once addressing her allegation:
Dolours has set her self against the Sinn Féin leadership on many occasions. But I was very moved by her admission that she is suffering from trauma.
There obviously are issues that she has to find closure on for herself and theres no point anyone in these situations blaming anyone else – its up to her and she needs support to come to terms with all of this.
This blog, not that ‘this blog’, doesn’t think Dolours will be receiving an invite to Ógra Shinn Féin’s ‘Celebrating the Women of Struggle’ Dinner Dance.