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Thursday 19 April 2018

Gerry Adams has ‘enormous credibility gap’ on the Disappeared, claims Alan Shatter

Gerry Adams
Gerry Adams
Jean McConville with three of her children shortly before her disappearance
Fionnan Sheahan

Fionnan Sheahan

Justice Minister Alan Shatter says Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams has an “enormous credibility gap” around his stance on the Disappeared.

Mr Adams stands accused of ordering the murder of Belfast mother-of-ten Jean McConville.

Mr Shatter said others will “ultimately judge” whether Mr Adams is telling the truth.

“I find the approach of Gerry Adams and Sinn Fein difficult to accept,” he said on RTE’s The Week In Politics.

“There is an enormous credibility gap around Gerry Adams’ approach to this, Sinn Fein’s approach to this,” he added.

Sinn Fein finance spokesman Pearse Doherty said the documentary on the Disappeared was a “harrowing programme”.

He said anyone who watched the programme would have been anguished.

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