A councillor who knows the couple from their County Londonderry home town insists Mrs McGuckin was merely unwell.Dunno, Mrs Lagan. Couldn't possibly have anything to do with cheap alcohol and lack of inhibitions, could it?
She said she could not understand why Portugese authorities took the action they did against the couple, who are from Upperlands.
"Late last night I spoke to somebody close to the family and there's a very different picture emerging," she said.
"Even yesterday it was fairly obvious that there was something very strange about this, for example, how could you possibly go from escorting three children from a bar to being completely comatose in a hotel as suddenly as that."
Nah, probably a mystery, like the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa, or Shergar...