Friday 24 February 2017

The Week that was

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Sinn Fein Leader Gerry Adams. Photo credit: Barbara Lindberg.
Sinn Fein Leader Gerry Adams. Photo credit: Barbara Lindberg.

A look back at the past week.

Monday

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has sparked outrage after he claimed there is no such thing as "gangland" and appeared to suggest that his party would consider placing jurors in witness protection schemes in the event of the abolition of the Special Criminal Court.

Tuesday

A gangland feud escalates as the brother of veteran crime boss Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch is shot dead in Dublin city centre. Eddie Hutch Snr, above, was gunned down at his family home on Poplar Row, off the North Strand, in retaliation for the Regency Hotel shooting three days earlier.

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