Adams rejects Dolours Price claims over IRA

Adams rejects Dolours Price claims over IRA
By Jennifer O’Leary
Dublin reporter
BBC News
27 September 2012

Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams has rejected allegations made by former IRA bomber Dolours Price about his involvement in the IRA.

Price was jailed for her part in the 1973 Old Bailey bombing, which injured more than 200 people.

In a Sunday Telegraph interview, she made a number of claims about Mr Adams including the allegation he had sanctioned the bombing.

Mr Adams has described the allegations as “false” and “extremely serious”.

“I am not of a mind to trail Dolours Price through the courts,” said Mr Adams on Thursday. “She is unwell.”

“While I have considered the possibility of legal action on occasion, in the past, I have been advised by my own legal advisors that such a course would be financially beyond my means.”

In the US, an interview Ms Price gave as part of a research study called the Belfast Project is the subject of legal action.

The Police Service of Northern Ireland is seeking access to tapes of the interviews, held by Boston College, as part of the investigation into the murder of Jean McConville.

Mrs Conville was abducted and murdered by the IRA in 1972.

In a statement on Wednesday, Ed Moloney the research project’s former director, said Price did not mention murder victim Jean McConville in interviews for Boston College.

“The subject of that unfortunate woman’s disappearance is not even mentioned. Not once,” Mr Moloney said.