Saturday 3 December 2016

Adams ties senior SF figures to Stack killing

Published 29/11/2016 | 02:30

Gerry Adams
Gerry Adams

Gerry Adams has named a number of senior Sinn Féin figures who may have information surrounding the 1983 murder of prison officer Brian Stack.

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The Irish Independent can reveal that three well known politicians were identified in a sensational email sent to Garda Commissioner Nóirín O'Sullivan.

A fourth man named by the Sinn Féin leader is a suspected former IRA boss.

In the email to Ms O'Sullivan, Mr Adams claims the names were supplied to him by the victim's son, Austin Stack.

Mr Adams said that he was passing them on "in order to remove any uncertainty".

However, Mr Adams is facing serious questions after Mr Stack last night insisted he never provided names to the Sinn Féin president.

The email was sent three days before the general election - and has now been passed on to detectives investigating the brutal killing.

Mr Stack met Mr Adams prior to the general election - but insists that at no point did he supply any names.

Irish Independent

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