McGuinness condemns killing but not killers of Jerry McCabe
Published 23/10/2011 | 08:01
SINN Fein’s presidential candidate Martin McGuinness has pointedly refused to condemn the killers of Detective Garda Jerry McCabe.
Confronted by the Sunday Independent at the Helix in Dublin City University yesterday and asked if he would condemn the Provisional IRA gang who killed Mr McCabe in Adare, Co Limerick, on June 7, 1996, Mr McGuinness was deliberately evasive. Asked if he would condemn the killers of Mr McCabe — as distinct from the killing — he said: “Condemn his killing? I've already done that. I've already done it.”
Asked again if he would condemn Mr McCabe's killers, Mr McGuinness simply repeated himself, saying: “I've already done it. I condemned the killing of Jerry McCabe.” Asked if he was now calling Ann McCabe a liar for her statement last week in which she said that he visited Kevin Walsh in Cavan while the Provisional IRA man was on the run from the gardai, Mr McGuinness said: “Whoever told Ann McCabe that is doing her a great disservice, because it is not true and it begs the question that if somebody told Mrs McCabe (that), then why was Kevin Walsh not arrested?