On 24th January 1980 news of abuse at Kincora broke in the Independent Irish Times https://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2014/01/13/sex-racket-at-childrens-home-24-01-80/
and in Social Work Today, Brian Todd of the British Association of Social Workers’ Northern Irish division was horrified no reaction was forthcoming officially from BASW:
In April 1980 the NCCL Gay Rights Committee hosted Jeff Dudgeon of the Northern Irish Gay Rights Association (NIGRA) who reported that:
3. The Purge: Following a sex-in-a-boys’-home case the RUC is mounting a full-scale operation against gays who have no known connection with the case, or any activities which would be criminal in England and Wales. JD reports that NIGRA activists are busily burying papers in plastic bags. JD (Jeff Dudgeon) will keep BP (Barry Prothero) informed.