Jean McConville’s daughter ‘shattered’ but will take civil action against Gerry Adams

Helen McKendry, daughter Jean McConville, pictured with her husband Seamus.

Helen McKendry, daughter Jean McConville, pictured with her husband Seamus.

A woman whose mother was “disappeared” by the IRA in 1972 says he was “shattered” after Gerry Adams was released from police questioning on the matter without charge on Sunday, but that she will press on with a civil action against him.

Helen McKendry is a daughter of mother-of-ten Jean McConville, who was abducted by the IRA from Divis Flats in west Belfast in 1972, shot in the head and buried on a Co Louth beach. Her remains were only found by accident 31 years later.

Helen told the News Letter yesterday she felt “shattered” after Sinn Fein President was released without charge by police last weekend.

 

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