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Saturday 24 June 2017

Investigate Adams on IRA spy murder - Varadkar

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams at the Ploughing Championships in Offaly yesterday. Photo: Gerry Mooney
Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams at the Ploughing Championships in Offaly yesterday. Photo: Gerry Mooney
Niall O'Connor

Niall O'Connor

Leo Varadkar says gardaí must investigate the latest claims surrounding Gerry Adams's role in the murder of a British spy.

Senior Government figures last night ramped up the heat on the Sinn Féin president following claims broadcast by the BBC's 'Spotlight'.

Sinn Féin has been left reeling by claims that Mr Adams played a central role in the murder of former senior party official Denis Donaldson.

Mr Adams labelled the murder claims "lies" and said the contents of the programme are being considered by his lawyers.

But Mr Varadkar warned that the constant denials should be taken with a "pinch of salt" and added: "Allegations are only allegations. But when it comes to Gerry Adams now, there are just so many allegations of his involvement in crime and murder and atrocities in the past."

Irish Independent

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