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Daíl record amended to reflect Gerry Adams was passenger and not driver of 'blacked out van'

The van took prison officer Brian Stack's son Austin to a meeting with the IRA

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams. Photo: Tom Burke
Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams. Photo: Tom Burke
Brian Stack
Austin Stack. Photo: Tom Burke
John Downing

John Downing

The Daíl record has been amended to reflect that Gerry Adams was not the driver of a "black out van" discussed last week.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has responded to demands from Sinn Féin eader, Gerry Adams, that he change the Dáil record of a debate last week on the murder of prison officer Brian Stack.

Mr Kenny told TDs he now accepted that Mr Adams was not the driver of “a blacked-out” van which took Mr Stack’s son, Austin, to a rendezvous with an IRA man near the Border.

The Taoiseach said he now believed that Mr Adams was a passenger in the van at that time in summer 2013. Amid laughter on the government benches, he asked that the official record of parliament be amended accordingly.

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