Gene Kerrigan: Four decades after Una died, Conmey fights to clear name
Community still bears scars of awful events as the man convicted of killing appeals, writes Gene Kerrigan
Published 02/05/2010 | 05:00
A FEW feet away from the woman in the witness box, on the table in front of the barristers, there was a photocopy of an October 1971 newspaper story. The paper was the Drogheda Independent; the reproduced column was titled "Down Your Way".
It had a large photo of a young woman with long, dark hair being questioned by a plainclothes detective. The garda stands tall and confident, the young woman is neither.
In the witness box last week she was direct, clear and assured. A woman in her 50s, describing events that occurred when she was 16.