Saturday 3 December 2016

Party can't shake dark past as long as old guard remains

Published 01/05/2014 | 02:30

IN THE afternoon, Gerry Adams was in the Dail chamber challenging the Taoiseach.

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Hours later, he was in police custody in Belfast being questioned about the abduction and murder of Jean McConville, the widowed mother of 10 children, in 1972.

It is rare that any senior politician is questioned about serious crime – and pretty well unheard of that they be questioned about kidnapping and murder.

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