Kincora Boys' Home

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Kincora Boys' Home, an orphanage in East Belfast, was at the centre of a child abuse scandal in the early 1980s. The scandal had political implications, because of the involvement of the notorious abuser, William McGrath, with unionist politicians, loyalist paramilitaries and MI5.[1]

Former Army intelligence officer Brian Gemmill has said that he gave MI5 officer Ian Cameron information about McGrath's abuse at the home based on reports by three men, Roy Garland, Jim McCormick and James Miller.[2]

External resources


  1. Sam McBride, Kincora file conspicously absent from government records, Belfast Newsletter, 30 December 2012.
  2. Liam Clarke, Kincora: How three men alerted MI5 officers to home's dark secret... and still nothing was done to stop the child sex abuse, Belfast Telegraph, 6 August 2014.