Wednesday 22 February 2017

Adams' indignation is a masterclass in audacity

Published 14/12/2010 | 05:00

A young Gerry Adams is pictured wearing a black beret at a funeral in Belfast in 1971
A young Gerry Adams is pictured wearing a black beret at a funeral in Belfast in 1971

Gerry Adams' air of injured innocence and indignation yesterday over the latest Wiki leak was a masterclass in brazen audacity.

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His denials of knowing anything about the Provisional IRA's robbery of the Northern Bank in Belfast in December 2004 were risible.

He has also denied ever being a member of the IRA although he was photographed at a paramilitary occasion wearing a beret, an unlikely fashion statement even for a teenager in the 1970s.

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