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Sinn Fein Justice Spokesperson Padraig Mac Lochlainn

Sinn Fein Justice Spokesperson Padraig Mac Lochlainn has dismissed reports that four senior party figures were involved in a 2006 inquiry into sexual and physical abuse by IRA men.

The Donegal deputy was responding to claims from the Sunday Independent who allege that the IRA man believed to have sexually abused Paudie McGahon also abused a 12-year-old boy after he was forced to move from Northern Ireland to the Republic by a IRA 'kangaroo court'.

Speaking on RTÉ's The Week in Politics, Mr Mac Lochlainn said this was untrue and criticised the so-called 'kangaroo courts'. He urged anyone with information to come forward and contact the Garda.

The Sunday Independent report also says it has seen a document which suggests there are up to 100 IRA abusers.

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