When is a murder not a crime?

19 January 2005

When the IRA do it.
Or at least that is according to Mr. McLaughlin on Questions and Answers last night. I was the cinema so didn’t see it, but according to today’s Irish Times he was

“Asked by the Minister for Justice, Mr McDowell, if he would classify the shooting of Ms McConville as a crime, he said: “I think it was wrong”. Asked again if he thought it was a crime, he replied: “No, I do not”.
Jean McConville, a widowed mother of 10, was abducted and killed by the IRA in 1972. Her remains were found on Shelling Beach, Co Louth, in 2003.
Mary Brennock (subs required)

So obviously we should believe them when they say that the IRA were not involved in the robbery of however many millions from that bank last month. Just like they weren’t involved in the killing of Garda McCabe!

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