Thursday 22 June 2017

Eoghan Corry: 'The miracle of Gerry Conlon was he prevailed against a monstrous system'

File photo dated 12/02/05 of Gerry Conlon speaking at the SDLP party conference in Londonderry, the Guilford Four member has died at the age of 60
File photo dated 12/02/05 of Gerry Conlon speaking at the SDLP party conference in Londonderry, the Guilford Four member has died at the age of 60

Eoghan Corry

When the news came that the Guildford Four were to be released, we expected a catch.

Such was the paranoia that accompanied miscarriage of justice campaigns in the 1980s.

I remember being struck by how cowed he was, how frightened he was, when he came to Dublin in October 1989, feted by a Taoiseach who had avoided campaigning openly for his release, he had a haunted look.

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