Opinion Analysis

Friday 18 August 2017

For Adams, truth and lies are matters of political expediency

The Sinn Fein leader's hypocrisy and double standards were there for all to see this week, writes Eamon Delaney

Is Gerry Adams for real? I mean, does he actually expect us to take him seriously? Last week, the man whose flexible attitude to the truth is legendary, excelled himself yet again.

Thus, we had the dichotomy of his reaction to two different events. One was the discovery in north Monaghan of the remains of Charlie Armstrong, who was 'disappeared' by the IRA 29 years ago, for reasons that were never made clear. Except that Adams said there was "no evidence" that the IRA had killed him and added that anyway, "Who killed him is of secondary importance."

Of secondary importance? Tell that to the judge or to his widow, who has waited 29 years to find her husband's remains so that she can give him a Christian burial.

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