Bell charged over McConville death


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Ivor Bell has been charged in respect of Jean McConvilles death

@rtenews: Veteran republican Ivor Bell has been charged in connection with the murder of Belfast mother Jean McConville

Somewhat ironic. Always willing to let courts take their stance but the sight of Bell charged following Anthony McIntyres Boston tapes is ironic in the extreme. Self defeating for McIntyre and I'm sure a reason for plenty to apply the tab of tout to him if they so allege.

Interesting case ahead.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-26689302

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Ivor Bell has been charged in respect of Jean McConvilles death

@rtenews: Veteran republican Ivor Bell has been charged in connection with the murder of Belfast mother Jean McConville

Somewhat ironic. Always willing to let courts take their stance but the sight of Bell charged following Anthony McIntyres Boston tapes is ironic in the extreme. Self defeating for McIntyre and I'm sure a reason for plenty to apply the tab of tout to him if they zo allege.

Interesting case ahead.
Better late than never-I'm sure her family will be glad that justice may be done and someone is being held accountable for this horrific murder.
 

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Ivor Bell has been charged in respect of Jean McConvilles death

@rtenews: Veteran republican Ivor Bell has been charged in connection with the murder of Belfast mother Jean McConville

Somewhat ironic. Always willing to let courts take their stance but the sight of Bell charged following Anthony McIntyres Boston tapes is ironic in the extreme. Self defeating for McIntyre and I'm sure a reason for plenty to apply the tab of tout to him if they so allege.

Interesting case ahead.
Yeah poor Anthony, sure he's the real victim, anyway have you no rugby comments to post...
 

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Former P.IRA Leader Ivor Bell Charged with Aiding & Abetting Disappearance and Murder of Jean McConville

Former IRA Chief-of-Staff, Ivor Bell (77) has been charged in connection with murder of Mrs McConville in 1972. Brendan Hughes implicated Bell, along with Gerry Adams, in the now infamous beyond-the-grave tapes. Bell was expelled from the Provos by Adams in 1984, allegedly after trying to wrest control of the leadership. The west Belfast man has remained in the shadows, never publicly commenting on his IRA involvement.

BBC News - Jean McConville: Ivor Bell charged in connection with murder

It's tempting to view these changes as a stunt - what evidence could the PSNI have other than beyond-the-grave tapes? And why don't they arrest Adams?
 

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When will Gerry Adams be arrested and charged for his part in her murder?
 

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This has been done to death by coveanter already this week.

Must be a slow news day for the bigots.
 

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Does the OP agree that anyone involved in the murder and disappearance of McConville's remains should be brought to justice for this heinous crime?
 

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As long as Mr Adams is head of Sinn Fein and given his role in bringing the Troubles to a conclusion. he is probably politically untouchable, imo. Of course, whether he is lilywhite or grey or black is another issue entirely and on which I have no knowledge.
 

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Ivor Bell was part of a three man delegation that held secret talks with the British government in 1972, the same year Jean was murdered.

The other two people in the delegation were Martin McGuiness and Gerry Adams. The SF leadership will find it very difficult to distance themselves from Bell.
 
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Bell will say nothing I'm sure

Unless they have forensics or a 'Supergrass' in the wings then this is just a publicity stunt
 

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Hard to see how the police and CPS can get charges to stick so long after her death in '72.

Oh, and prepare for carnage and sheer stupidity to be unleashed here when the trolls arrive.
 

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Bell will say nothing I'm sure

Unless they have forensics or a 'Supergrass' in the wings then this is just a publicity stunt
Maybe Bell has had an epiphany!

It's not unknown for people approaching end of life to decide to cleanse their conscience.
 

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It's tempting to view these changes as a stunt - what evidence could the PSNI have other than beyond-the-grave tapes? And why don't they arrest Adams?
Jean mcConville was killed by the IRA. Adams was never in the IRA,according to himself, so why would he be arrested?
 

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Hard to see how the police and CPS can get charges to stick so long after her death in '72.

Oh, and prepare for carnage and sheer stupidity to be unleashed here when the trolls arrive.
Is that your view of Bloody Sunday as well?
 

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When will Gerry Adams be arrested and charged for his part in her murder?
So, you have absolute faith in the word of Mr. Hughes? Always entertaining when an alleged anti-IRA poster believes without question what an IRA member says.
 

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Whoever was behind this appalling murder needs to face justice regardless of political consequences.
 

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Whoever was behind this appalling murder needs to face justice regardless of political consequences.
Indeed , as do the paratroopers in derry and the other hundreds of british /loyalist killings , not that i expect you would be calling for that now would you.
 
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