Boston College Project – arrest of Gerry Adams

There has been a lot in the news this week about the arrest of Gerry Adams as a result of disclosures in the Boston College Project.  This project interviewed both sides of the conflict in Ireland during what some call "The Troubles".  Here is a list of articles including an ABC radio interview which will give you a good picture showing what has happened and why:

Belfast Project

Boston Tapes

BC's Oral History

ABC radio interview with Ed Moloney

Lessons Learned – transcript of web chat

Gerry Adams' arrest threatens peace

Oral History can survive Boston College issue

Police Seek All the Belfast Project Tapes

Gerry Adams criticises Boston College Project

Following the arrest of 77-year-old former IRA leader Ivor Bell in connection with the 1972 murder of Jean McConville, Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams has released a statement condemning the Boston College oral history project, on which  Bell’s charges are based. “It is clear that the so-called Boston Oral History project is an entirely bogus, shoddy and self-serving effort by those involved,” he said. For full story click here.

Full story Boston College tapes

Anthony McIntyre made one thing clear: The project had to remain absolutely secret. If Boston College wanted him to interview former members of the Irish Republican Army, he needed that guarantee. They would be talking about dangerous things—bombings, shootings, and murder.  It was June of 2000, just two years after a controversial peace accord ended three decades of conflict in Northern Ireland. Mr. McIntyre, an independent historian, was having dinner at Deanes Restaurant, in the center of this small, working-class city, with an Irish journalist and a librarian from Boston College.  For complete story, including interview excerpts, click here.