AINE Dahlstrom is a woman of the most amazing courage and determination. While it's never easy for any victim of rape or child abuse, she had to take on the most powerful people and organisations in society in her fight for justice.
Little did she know as a 13-year-old girl scribbling the words on a school jotter, "mummy, my daddy makes me sleep with him", the huge battle that lay ahead of her.
Reporting to the police what her father had done to her was a brave move for a young teenage girl in 1987.
And by making a complaint against a member of the most powerful republican family on this island, Aine was challenging other interests.
Gerry Adams said he believed Aine's allegations against her father and they travelled to Donegal to confront Liam in 1987.
However, Gerry Adams then said he had little or no involvement with his brother Liam for the next 15 years – although Aine claimed that more could have been done to investigate her claims.
"The only present I ever received from him (Gerry Adams) was a signed copy of his autobiography, 'Before the Dawn', in 1996," she said.
"I was horrified when I opened the book and read the foreword. He had thanked all his brothers and sisters 'especially Liam'.
"I threw the book in the bin. It made me feel sick. Imagine sending the person you believed had been abused by your brother a book thanking that brother."
Aine first went to police 26 years ago but she and her mother claimed officers were more interested in asking for information on IRA activities than investigating the abuse.
Fearing their lives were in danger, they decided to withdraw their complaint. They told the court they were effectively abandoned and left with no one in the world to trust except themselves.
However, Aine returned to the police in 2006 and asked to have the case reopened.
The verdict should bring Aine some personal closure.
But she was right when she said that Liam Adams' conviction wasn't a victory or a cause for celebration.