Three years ago Dolours Price contacted The Irish News following a series of articles about the Disappeared victims of the IRA. Allison Morris recalls the startling disclosures she made about her role in the murders 40 years ago, during a conversation at her Co Dublin home DOLOURS Price's home on St Margaret's Road, a treelined street in the affluent seaside town of Malahide, Co Dublin, was filled with memorabilia from her IRA past.
Fiercely proud of her republican heritage, her father Albert had been interned at the Curragh in the 1940s along with veteran republican Ruairi O Bradaigh.
The former bomber rang The Irish News in February 2010 to arrange an interview after reading a series of articles about the Disappeared victims of the IRA.
She particularly wanted to speak about the case of west Belfast man Joe Lynskey, who the organisation had only just admitted murdering and secretly burying, almost 40 years after he went missing.
Her personal problems and battle with post-traumatic stress and prescription drug addiction had been well documented.
Despite her troubled life, on the day I spoke to her she looked much younger than the woman of almost 60 which she was at the time.
Well dressed with a cut-glass accent, Dolours Price could have passed for a slightly eccentric theatre actress rather than a woman once responsible for bombing London's Old Bailey.
She wanted to tell her side of the story and proceeded to make a series of startling disclosures.
Her recollection of events which had taken place almost 40 years ago was astounding.
Price knew dates, times and could even remember what she was wearing on the day she collected mother-of-10 Jean McConville to transport her across the border where she would meet her death after being accused of working as an informer.
A hint of her ruthless past and how she came to rise so quickly through the ranks of the paramilitary organisation was evident when I asked if she regretted her role in one of the most documented murders of the Troubles.
"Not at all. She was warned twice. Informers know the penalty. She knew the penalty," Price told me.
However, it was when recalling her role in driving ex-monk-turned-IRAintelligence-officer Joe Lynskey to his death that she broke down and cried.
She said she wanted to take him to the ferry terminal and begged him to run away, knowing he was to be interrogated and executed for a serious breach of IRA rules.
Lynskey had an affair with another republican's wife and then ordered the unauthorised shooting of his love rival, an act that almost ended in a bloody feud between the Provisional IRA and Official IRA.
"He was a gentleman", Price said.
"It devastated me, it still does. I should have done more, I should have made him leave the country."
Following my interview Price made contact with the Independent Commission for the Location of Victims Remains, telling the secrets that had haunted her for 40 years.
When I spoke to her by phone several weeks later it was obvious she was still struggling with the ghosts of her past, memories that followed her until her death this week at the home where she had revealed d that dark history three years ago.