Wednesday 7 December 2016

Adams obliged to end confusion over murder

Published 01/12/2016 | 02:30

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

Throughout the decades of the Troubles, and for some time after, Sinn Féin made it their mission to bring obfuscation and confusion to a higher level.

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Unpalatable truths put through the wringer emerged beyond recognition. No-one mastered the art of obscuring inconvenient truths better than party leader Gerry Adams. This week he was at it again, offering fog instead of clarity.

Mr Adams claims the names of Sinn Féin members were given to him by Austin Stack, whose father Brian died after being shot by the IRA in 1983. Mr Adams passed on the names to the Garda Commissioner - three days before the general election and more than three decades after the murder. The names were of three Sinn Féin figures, and a fourth former IRA chief, said to be connected with the murder.

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