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Paul Larkin

Chroniclers are privileged to enter where they list, to come and go through keyholes, to ride upon the wind, to overcome in their soarings up and down, all obstacles of distance, time and place.
Charles Dickens - Barnaby Rudge, Chapter The Ninth

Why stop at poor Jean McConville?

Some readers of this blog  may not be aware that Jean McConville’s rise as the cause celebre of certain media types reached a new high point last week when she received headline billing in two allegedly highbrow newspapers on the same day - one Irish and the other English.


Jean McConville with two of her ten children

Jean McConville’s story is heart breaking. Here was a mother of ten children who (in December 1972) was abducted by the IRA from her home in the lower Falls area of Belfast and simply disappeared. Her ten children were left orphaned and handed into the care of the state in a very traumatised society - given the hostile military conflict that prevailed at that time. There is a very good and suitably sober account of what happened to Jean McConville here at Wikipedia -

Léigh an t-alt uilig - Read Full Article....


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