So says Dolours Price, the first woman to become a member of the Provisional IRA, the leader of the unit that bombed London in March 1973 and the hunger-striker who endured months of force-feeding in British prisons before eventually being released on grounds of ill-health. Price subsequently married the Oscar-nominated actor Stephen Rea (from whom she is now divorced). She suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and admits to being a recovering alcoholic. Her sister Marian, who was also jailed for her part in the London bombings, is currently a spokesperson for the 32 County Sovereignty Movement in Belfast.
Dolours Price has given an interview to the Irish News (subscription required) in which she:
- describes how she persuaded IRA Chief-of-Staff Seán Mac Stíofáin to grant women membership of the IRA rather than Cumann na mBan
- claims that Gerry Adams was her Officer Commanding from whom she took orders in person
- admits to being involved in the disappearances of IRA members Seamus Wright, Kevin McKee and Joe Lynskey
- claims to have further knowledge of the circumstances surrounding the disappearance of Belfast mother-of-ten Jean McConville
- pledges her co-operation with the Independent Commission for the Location of Victims' Remains
Gerry Adams denies the allegations.