Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland - Chapters 25 - 30 Summary & Analysis

Patrick Radden Keefe
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In Chapter 25, “The Last Gun,” Keefe describes Brendan Hughes’ death due to illness and the outrage of many when Gerry Adams arrived at his funeral. Dolours Price was there, too, and had her own struggles with alcoholism and PTSD. Hughes had made arrangements with Ed Moloney and Boston College for his tapes condemning Adams and the IRA to be converted into a book and published upon his death. Yet, when the book came out, Mackers was criticized for being involved with it, and the college realized it had not planned for the moment when news of the release of this sensitive information reached the IRA, who would surely retaliate. Soon, several newspaper articles appeared which featured information given by Dolours Price as well as one hinting at a set of tapes which outlined the involvement of Gerry Adams in the IRA.

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