Dolours Price on driving the disappeared to the south

Dolours Price pictured in her Dublin home Pic Mal McCann
Dolours Price pictured in her Dublin home Pic Mal McCann Dolours Price pictured in her Dublin home Pic Mal McCann

In February 2010 Old Bailey bomber Dolours Price gave a frank interview to The Irish News in which she revealed her role in the clandestine murder and burial of people by the IRA.

Ms Price, had been the first female member of the Provisional IRA, until then female republicans joined the Cumann na mban.

She said she had played an active role in the transportation of people from Belfast to the Republic.

Among the people to have been driven by Ms Price was Catholic monk turned IRA intelligence officer Joe Lynskey.

Mr Lynskey's 1972 disappearance came about after an affair with a fellow republican's wife which ended with him ordering the unsanctioned shooting of his love rival in direct breach of IRA rules.

He was believed to be the first person to have been disappeared. While remains found in Coghalstown, Co Meath on Thursday were initially thought to be that of Mr Lynskey, investigators now believe they may be that or Seamus Wright (25) and Kevin McKee (17).

The two, who were accused of being IRA informers, were abducted and murdered during the same period in 1972. Ms Price told The Irish News she was also present in a car that took the two missing men to the Republic after they were outed as informers.

The pair disappeared after the IRA discovered the Four Square Laundry spying operation run by British military intelligence.

Ms Price said she repeated the same process driving mother of ten Jean McConville across the border to meet her fate after being handed over to members of the Co Monaghan IRA.

During the interview with the Irish News, Ms Price expressed remorse for her role in the disappearance of Mr Lynskey but not for the other three.

Of Wright and McKee she said they were 'IRA volunteers they knew the consequences for informing' of Mrs McConville she claimed the mother of ten 'had been given a warning' but had failed to heed it.