'View from nowhere' on McConville
The liberal instinct to label the Troubles as a 'dirty war' obscures the true toll, writes John-Paul McCarthy
Robert Caro's great biographies of Lyndon Baines Johnson are based on the proposition that, above all else, "power reveals". The same might be said of Irish atrocities.
The fallout from the McConville murder has given each star in the political constellation a chance to shine anew.
True to his rather Olym- pian style, the Taoiseach largely sat this one out, and used the Adams arrest as a way of confirming his relationship with David Cameron.