Ireland is no stranger to politically-inspired kidnapping. There have been numerous cases over the years. And at first, when Jennifer Guinness was snatched, it looked like an IRA job. But was it terrorists?
The grimy rust-eaten hatchback looked completely out of place as it cruised slowly down a cul-de-sac in the exclusive Dublin suburb of Baily Howth. Most of the houses had expensive cars in their driveways, including Ceanchor House, a rambling Georgian mansion set in 12 acres of immaculate gardens overlooking Dublin Bay.