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Saturday 16 December 2017

Court will deal with horrific case as a priority, insists Enda Kenny

Fionnan Sheahan

Fionnan Sheahan

TAOISEACH Enda Kenny has paid tribute to the courage of Fiona Doyle, insisting the appeal in the case would be dealt with urgently.

Mr Kenny said he admired Ms Doyle and hoped other victims would come forward.

"This case has filled the nation with revulsion," he said.

Mr Kenny said he believed the Court of Criminal Appeal will deal with the case referred to it as a priority.

The question of mandatory sentencing for rapists was a "matter for Government to reflect upon", he said.

Fianna Fail's Billy Kelleher said the decision by the Central Criminal Court sent out a "very disturbing message".

Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams said his father was "an abuser and that creates devastation in a family that goes beyond description".

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