On April 8th, the High Court is due to rule on whether the Goddard Inquiry into child sex abuse should look at the Kincora Boys' Home in Belfast.
Several people have come forward over the years, claiming that MI5 was informed about abuse by Kincora housemaster William McGrath in the 1970s, and did nothing. Witnesses include former Army information officer Colin Wallace and former Army intelligence officer Brian Gemmill, the latter of whom gave MI5 reports on Kincora from three men, Roy Garland, Jim McCormack and James Miller. Miller is now dead, but there is particular reason to regard him as credible. For one thing, it appears that MI5 vouched for him during the Bloody Sunday Inquiry.