Staying In Tonight?



The full length, independently-made and financed documentary ‘Mary Boyle: The Untold Story’ by Gemma O’Doherty will premiere tonight on You Tube at 9.20pm.

Mary Boyle: The Untold Story investigates Ireland’s longest missing child case and alleges political interference in the original Garda probe.

Previously: Mary’s Untold Story

Mary Boyle on Broadsheet

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30 thoughts on “Staying In Tonight?

  1. ahjayzis

    Has Gemma O’Doherty been blacklisted by the mainstream media or something? It’s like a fatwa against her, she’s just never mentioned and is publishing her stuff either here or independently on Youtube. It’s shameful.

    1. LW

      Tom Lyons in the Sunday Business Post gave this a mention, I think she’s been getting the odd mention in the very recent past

      1. ahjayzis

        Heard it last week. He skewered the RTE news guys on the GoD case. He’d clearly never even heard of it. The whole interview painted him as a massively incompetent cozy bubble dweller. Great podcast.

        1. rory

          Listened back to the episode with Gemma O’Doherty. She talks about the Father Niall Molloy murder. Some of the details she fills in about it… It’d really want a documentary of its own.

        2. rory

          This is based solely on memory, but with regard the subject of Gemma O’Doherty and her firing; I got the impression that Donal Byrne knew about it, but made a legal excuse as to why RTE’s coverage of her case was so superficial.
          This excuse felt lacking however, particularly when the interviewer (William Campbell) pointed out that the Guardian managed to cover the same subject matter without any bother, publishing over 60 articles on the subject of GoD. Compared to a number of articles by RTE that was somewhere in the teens. If memory serves.

    1. Djin Genie

      She and Ann Doherty (her daughter, Mary’s twin) are estranged. She has also publicly criticised Ann’s campaign to get justice.

      The truth of the matter is strongly implied in the documentary.

  2. manolo

    I wonder if we are only going to know the name of the ‘chief suspect’ after he dies. Ireland has such a unique way of dealing with serious crimes. Yes, it might affect the court case to mention his name publicly, but the alternative is to let him live the rest of his life as if he was above the law.

    1. phil

      A+1 and thats how we deal with murderers , can you imagine whats not even considered when it comes to ‘nonviolent’ crime like financial crimes….

      1. manolo

        There has to be a smarter way to do legal things in this country. Politics, PR, CC, the court system and Gardai are just too close to each other.

    2. Bob

      And if he’s innocent? Would you like your name to come out as the suspect if you’d nothing to do with it?

      1. manolo

        Having him removed from the Gardai list of suspects through a secretive intervention from a politician must/should be a crime by itself and the Streisand effect should be freely applied. Get him to respond for that. If he is innocent, then let the investigation reach its own conclusions without interference.

        1. Bob

          But you are innocent UNLESS proven guilty, not guilty UNLESS proven innocent. And that’s the way it should be. If someone innocent is accused of the crime, prove they’re innocent but no real culprit is found, many people will still believe that this person is guilty, regardless of proof. This will affect their life. Sure there’s many cases of innocent people being driven to suicide because of baseless accusations. There’s never a need for anyone to be put through that.

          1. ahjayzis

            If you or someone close to you actively prevents the police from investigating you, reasonable people are entitled to jump to the conclusion you’ve something to hide.

          2. Bob

            They can jump to a conclusion, but the state shouldn’t be obliged to give them ammunition by declaring that you are a suspect, in public.

          3. manolo

            Perverting the course of justice is an offence committed when a person prevents justice from being served on him/herself or on another party. In England and Wales it is a common law offence, carrying a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.

            What’s the story in Ireland?

          4. Bob

            That’s a different thing altogether. I’m not talking about arresting someone who’s actually committed a crime. I’m talking about people subverting the justice system because they think the assumption of innocence isn’t as important as having a villain to rally against.

          5. phil

            Bob innocent people are named as suspects all the time, there is nothing wrong with that

          6. manolo

            The assumption of innocence is extremely important, I agree. But this person chose not to avail of his presumption of innocence during the investigations by blocking the investigation altogether with the help of a political friend. Is that not perverting the course of justice and as such a standalone crime worthy of investigation and prosecution?

  3. ding dong

    Kitty Holland had a reasonably big piece in the Irish times a few weeks ago about Gemma and the case.

  4. Anne

    Premiering tonight on fupping Youtube… what a cesspit of a country. RTE are for the birds.

  5. Anne

    No, we will never forget about Mary. What a question to ask – why, won’t you forget her.

    The uncle – Gerry Gallagher has a lot to answer for.
    So does the person who admitted they know…

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