Tuesday 20 March 2018

Enda Kenny jibes at Gerry Adams over IRA denial in Dail

Fionnan Sheahan

Fionnan Sheahan

ENDA Kenny today silenced Gerry Adams with a jibe about the Sinn Fein president not being a member of the IRA.

The Taoiseach was responding in the Dail this morning to a claim by Mr Adams that he was engaging in “extreme revisionism” with his version of the Government’s approach to the eurozone crisis.

The mention of revisionism by the Sinn Fein leader, prompted heckling and laughter from Fine Gael backbenchers, and a jibe from the Taoiseach on the day when former IRA commander, Northern Ireland deputy first minister Martin McGuinness, shook hands with the queen.

“One thing I have in common with you, and that is in the content of extreme revisionism, neither you nor I were members of the IRA or the IRA Army Council,” he said.

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