I’ll be honest, if you had told me earlier in the year that I would link to Socialist Worker and Pink News in the month of November, I wouldn’t have believed you but I think this is a good summary of the Kincora cover-up. I have been looking into the saga recently. Info is scarce on Wikipedia – Here but it does say “The tabloid press then linked the home with a whole series of establishment figures without any evidence being provided.” However, there is also no evidence that any public figure ever sued for libel for these public accusations. I’ve searched in vain for these tabloid allegations. I can only assume that the names mentioned online are the echoes of these original stories from the tabloid press of the 1970s. If anyone has a copy of the original newspaper allegations, I’d be grateful if you could send them to me.
Socialist Worker looks back at child abuse at Kincora Boys’ Home. The cover-up went to the heart of the establishment, as do scandals today
The Kincora Boys’ Home in Belfast was opened in 1958. The home’s warden Joe Mains at once started to abuse the boys in his care. Mains recruited Raymond Semple and William McGrath in the 1970s and they joined in the daily brutal abuse.
The assaulted boys tried to bring the abuse to the attention of the authorities, including the police and the press, who failed them utterly.
People in authority knew what was going on because military intelligence officer Colin Wallace blew the whistle.
Wallace told his superiors what was happening and even put out a press release in early 1973. It stated that William McGrath was using “a non-existent evangelical mission as a front” for paedophilia. He supplied the address and phone number.
No newspaper followed this obvious lead, despite the press usually running Wallace’s propaganda briefings unedited
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