Tuesday 23 May 2017

Adams told: Come clean on murder of Stack

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams. Photo: Tom Burke
Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams. Photo: Tom Burke
Niall O'Connor

Niall O'Connor

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has plunged his party into a fresh crisis after he dramatically tied three of his own politicians to the brutal murder of prison officer Brian Stack.

One of the politicians told the Irish Independent last night that he had no role whatsoever in the 1983 killing and he would be demanding answers from Mr Adams as to why his name was included in an email to the Garda Commissioner.

The move stunned the Dáil as both Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin called on Mr Adams to come clean with the knowledge he has in relation to Mr Stack's murder. The Sinn Féin leader is facing further questions after claiming he was provided with the names in 2013 - three years before passing them on to Garda Headquarters.

Meanwhile, it can be revealed that one of the men named by Mr Adams was an IRA commander in the south at the time Detective Garda Jerry McCabe was killed. He has also been probed by Spanish police over alleged crimes.

Irish Independent

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