Tag: Belfast Project

  • Belfast Project: Ivor Bell Acquitted

    Belfast Project: Ivor Bell Acquitted

    Ivor Bell, who was accused of soliciting the murder of Jean McConville, was acquitted last week in a Northern Ireland court after the judge directed a verdict in his favor. The charges against Bell had resulted from his taped confession, given to researchers at the Belfast Project, an oral history project about the Troubles that […]

  • Belfast Project: UK Supreme Court to Hear McIntyre’s Appeal

    Belfast Project: UK Supreme Court to Hear McIntyre’s Appeal

    The UK Supreme Court has agreed to hear the appeal of Anthony McIntyre, the former IRA member and principal researcher for the Belfast Project, the oral history project gone wrong that I covered extensively over several years. I’m not going to review the history of the case here. I’ll just say that after the UK […]

  • Belfast Project: High Court Rejects McIntyre’s Motion for an Injunction

    Belfast Project: High Court Rejects McIntyre’s Motion for an Injunction

    The High Court in Northern Ireland has denied Anthony McIntyre’s motion for an injunction regarding the use of his Belfast Project interview. The Belfast Project case was the first case to which I devoted extended attention at Letters Blogatory. It’s been a while, so let me set the scene a bit. The First Case Ed […]

  • Belfast Project: Northern Irish Court May Return McIntyre Interviews To US Unread

    Belfast Project: Northern Irish Court May Return McIntyre Interviews To US Unread

    The Irish News has reported that the High Court has given the government two weeks to show cause why tapes concerning Anthony McIntyre’s involvement in the Troubles shouldn’t be returned to the United States without having been turned over to the PSNI. I reported on the UK’s MLAT request and the subpoena back in April […]

  • Belfast Project: Ivor Bell To Stand Trial

    Back in 2016 I reported that Ivor Bell was to be tried for the murder of Jean McConville. If you recall from my prior coverage of the Belfast Project case, McConville was disappeared and murdered during the Troubles in Northern Ireland. Although Bell denies it, the UK government seems to have obtained a recording from […]