Paul Foot on Kincora Boys’ Home, and Recent Kincora Articles

Many voices have been raised in the midst of the plans for an abuse inquiry rightly insisting that the many unanswered questions about the dreadful abuse scandal at the Kincora Boys’ Home in Belfast should also be addressed.

At a later date, I will collate in chronological order a wide range of newspaper articles past and present on Kincora; for now, one should look at the extensive collection at the Spotlight blog, and an equally important collection of pieces at the Needle blog, not least in terms of much material relating to former London Mayor Ken Livingstone’s comments on the affair. On recent calls, I would strongly recommend the below articles, not least for the highly principled words on video (in the Belfast Telegraph article from July 15th) of Ulster Unionist leader Mike Nesbitt.

Leo McKinstry, ‘Fear of child abuse cover up secret dossier at the heart of establishment’, Daily Express, July 3rd, 2014. (with comments on Anthony Blunt and Kincora)
Kincora should be part of UK inquiry into child abuse says Amnesty, BBC News Northern Ireland, July 8th, 2014.
Chris Kilpatrick, ‘Kincora: MI5 ‘must hand over files on abuse at east Belfast boys’ home’, Belfast Telegraph, July 9th, 2014.
‘Butler-Sloss abuse inquiry ‘would have led to Kincora”, BBC News Northern Ireland, July 14th, 2014.
‘Kincora: Ulster Unionist leader Mike Nesbitt joins calls for inquiry into abuse at boys’ home’, Belfast Telegraph, July 15th, 2014.
Chris Page ‘Kincora victim: ‘NI home should be part of UK child abuse inquiry’, BBC News Northern Ireland, July 15th, 2014.
Chris Moore, ‘Why we need a proper investigation into Kincora’, Sunday World, July 16th, 2014. (also mentions Blunt, and claims about the late Mountbatten).
‘Kincora: Keith Vaz calls for east Belfast home to be included in UK child abuse investigation’, BBC News Northern Ireland, July 17th, 2014.
Liam Clarke, ‘Kincora scandal: I will reveal the secrets, says ex-Army officer Colin Wallace’, Belfast Telegraph, July 17th, 2014.
Eamonn McCann, ‘Victims of abuse in North still waiting for justice’, Irish Times, July 17th, 2014.
‘Colin Wallace: Any Kincora inquiry ‘must have full access”, BBC News Northern Ireland, July 20th, 2014.
Ciaran Barnes, ‘Paisley’s dead pastor friend linked to Kincora abuse’, Belfast Telegraph, July 21st, 2014.
Eamonn McCann, ‘MI5’s murky role in Kincora scandal yet to be exposed’, Irish Times, July 24th, 2014.
Henry McDonald, ‘State can’t ignore abuse at Kincora Boys Home under secret watch’, Belfast Telegraph, July 29th, 2014.
Mike Browne, ‘Former MI5 officer says agency buried sexual abuse of boys at Kincora home’, Irish Mirror, July 31st, 2014.
Kincora abuse investigation stopped by MI5 says ex-army officer’, BBC News Northern Ireland, August 1st, 2014.

See also this guest blog post by Brian Merritt on Sir Maurice Oldfield, Sir Michael Havers and Kincora.

There are two standard texts on Kincora. One is Chris Moore’s The Kincora Scandal: Political Cover-Up and Intrigue in Northern Ireland, with foreword by Clifford Smyth (Dublin: Marina Books, 1996), which can be accessed by those with Scribd access here. The other is an earlier text, Paul Foot’s Who Framed Colin Wallace? (London: Macmillan, 1989), a section from which I earlier posted here. Here I include all the passages from the book specifically relating to Kincora.

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6 Comments on “Paul Foot on Kincora Boys’ Home, and Recent Kincora Articles”

  1. cathyfox says:

    Reblogged this on cathyfox and commented:
    Kincora is one of the keys to unlocking the child abuse scandal. It involves both MI5 and MI6 and political. Ian Pace has painstakingly collated much useful information available in his article.

    To these I add my own links mostly from Freedom of Information Requests some of which I have not yet had the time to blog

    http://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2013/08/29/hughes-report-1985-into-sexual-abuse-at
    -kincora/

    This was my original article trying to understand what went on – mainly from lobster
    http://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2013/10/23/the-politics-of-kincoras-child-sexual-a
    buse-a-beginners-guide/

    The Terry Report was then released
    https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/174887/response/471995/attach/2/Sir%20Geo
    rge%20Terry%20Report.pdf

    from foi request
    https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/sir_george_terry_report_1982_198#incoming
    -446712
    [https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/sir_george_terry_report_1982_198#incoming
    -446712]

    The interesting thing was the Terry report was in fact 3 reports.

    They have now clammed up and refused the Flenley report
    https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/flenley_report_on_kincoras_child

    and the Harrison Report
    https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/harrison_report_into_kincora_boy#incoming
    -541650

  2. cassandracogno says:

    Reblogged this on Bits of Books, Mostly Biographies and commented:
    The significance of the name TARA as McGrath’s choice for the name of his paramilitary troops of young men blackmailed into supporting his cause can’t be underestimated. Will blog more giving Tudor Parfitt’s take on the Celtic/Druid/Blake strand of the various British Israelite as background and also from the 2003/4 book on Tara and the Ark of the Covenant but in the meantime for a quick overview of Tara this summary gives further info http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tara-Covenant-Discovery-Programme-Reports/dp/0954385527/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1406929211&sr=8-1&keywords=Mairead+Carew

    “This book covers a search for the Ark of the Covenant by British-Israelites on the Hill of Tara (1899-1902). A group known as the British-Israelites dug the Hill of Tara in their quest to find the Ark of the Covenant between the years 1899 and 1902. What were their reasons for doing so, and were they successful? And what was the “Great Irish-Hebraic-cryptogramic hieroglyph” and the Freemason connection?Arthur Griffith campaigned against the British-Israelite explorations and what he saw as the destruction of a national monument (the first of its kind). He protested on Tara in the company of William Butler Yeats, George Moore and Douglas Hyde, despite being ordered off the site by a man wielding a rifle. Maud Gonne made her colourful protest against the explorations by lighting a bonfire on Tara and singing “A nation once again”, much to the consternation of the landlord and the police. This book describes the story of the British-Israelite excavations on Tara and places them in their archaelogical, historical, cultural and political context.”

  3. GMB says:

    Worth ordering the IoS tomorrow.

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