Thursday 8 December 2016

Adams must help heal the wounds caused by his Republican associates

Published 23/04/2016 | 02:30

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams. Photo: Tom Burke
Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams. Photo: Tom Burke

When Gerry Adams takes to the stage to deliver his keynote speech in the Convention Centre this evening, one television set in a small Co Armagh home will be quickly switched off.

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For in this home, located over 100km from the bright surroundings of the Dublin docklands, the mood is sombre and at times dark.

The sole occupants are Stephen and Breege Quinn - a warm, gentle couple who continue to ask the question 'Why?' Why was their son Paul brutally murdered by the IRA in October 2007 - long after the terror group told us their campaign of violence had come to an end?

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