McConville family’s 30-year wait for first step to closure

Michael McConville - son of Jean McConville whose body was discovered on Shelling Hill beach Co Louth in 2003

Michael McConville - son of Jean McConville whose body was discovered on Shelling Hill beach Co Louth in 2003

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The orphaned children of Jean McConville had to wait more than 30 years to make the first step towards some form of closure.

A storm in August 2003 shifted a sand embankment on the edge of Shelling beach, Co Louth, exposing her remains not far from where the Provisional IRA said they dumped her body.

A series of prolonged and extended but ultimately failed searches were carried out along that area of coastline near the Irish border in previous years.

 

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