Gerry's got a captive audience down on Fenian Street
Published 07/05/2014 | 02:30
IT may be less than 170km from Belfast to Dublin, but Gerry Adams was a long distance from the inhospitable interior of Antrim police station last night when he declared to supporters: "Sinn Fein's commitment is to build the peace."
A few days ago he was inside its solid walls, undergoing 33 successive taped interviews relating to the abduction and murder of Belfast mother-of-10 Jean McConville; while, outside the building, the story of his arrest whirled worldwide amid fevered speculation about his future as Sinn Fein president.
But there were no doubts, not a scintilla of speculation in the stuffed room in the hotel on what Mary Lou McDonald called the "appropriately" named Fenian Street.