Author and journalist Ed Moloney has disputed claims that Dolours Price mentioned the disappearance of Jean McConville during her interviews for the Boston Archive.

In a statement this evening, Mr Moloney said that she did not talk about Ms McConville, a mother of ten who was kidnapped and killed by the IRA, when she was interviewed for the Belfast Project at Boston College.

The PSNI are seeking access to the interviews on the grounds that they may contain information about the killing of Ms McConville and who carried it out.

US courts have ordered that the college hand over the interviews.

This move is being contested by Mr Moloney and Dr Anthony McIntyre who conducted the interviews.

Originally they were told the interviews would not be made public until after their deaths.

The Belfast Project involved interviewing some of those who were actively involved in the Troubles from both communities.