Enda Kenny: Gerry Adams has 'duty' to provide gardai with information about movement of sex abusers
THE Taoiseach has reignited tensions with Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams over his knowledge of the IRA sex abuse scandal.
Enda Kenny today insisted that Gerry Adams has a "duty" to provide gardai with information and Sinn Fein has on kangaroo courts and the movement of sex abusers into the Republic.
Mr Kenny infuriated Mr Adams earlier this week when he accused of not being fully honest about his knowledge of the IRA sex abuse scandal.
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The Sinn Fein President then hit back at the Taoiseach, accusing him of "demeaning" his office.
Speaking in Austin, Texas today, Mr Kenny dismissed the criticism of him by Mr Adams.
Mr Kenny said he stands by his accusations and insisted that he believes the accounts given by rape victims Mairia Cahill and Paudie McGahon.
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"I've made my point about deputy Adams, both as the President and leader of the party. I believe Mairia Cahill. I believe Mr McGahon. I believe there are questions to be answered and Sinn Fein are in a position to answer those and Gerry Adams in particular is," he said.
"He (Adams) knows. It is his duty to go to gardai and tell them all about these matters."