Jailing Old Bailey bomber after Londonderry rally has cost £200k

JAILING Old Bailey bomber Marian Price has cost the taxpayer over £200k since Secretary of State Owen Paterson revoked her licence after she acted as a lectern for a masked dissident republican at a rally in Londonderry last year.

Justice Minister David Ford said “the total cost of accommodating Ms Price in Maghaberry Prison between May 13 2011 and February 16, 2012 was £192,546.00.” £189,247 of this went on staffing and £3,299 went on refurbishment.

Since February 17, 2012, Ms Price has been held in Hydebank Wood at a cost to the public purse of £10,275.83.

Ms Price (also known as McGlinchey) has also been charged under the Terrorism Act 2000 in connection with the Masserene murders.

The Northern Ireland Office (NIO) has stated: “Mrs McGlinchey has been charged with two offences under the Terrorism Act 2000, one of which is in connection with the Masserene murders.

“In these circumstances, and considering the need to protect the public, Mrs McGlinchey’s licence was revoked. An independent panel of parole commissioners is now considering her case.”

The NIO has refuted allegations that she is being interned without trial.

“Due process has been followed at all times: Mrs McGlinchey is aware of the case against her and has an opportunity to challenge it, and submit evidence on her behalf, during the course of the parole hearing.”

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