Tuesday 17 September 2019

Who's who in SF debacle

Gerry Adams - Under-fire SF president who once again is having to combat allegations of "cover-up" in relation to IRA sex abuse claims.

Paudie McGahon - Louth man (aged 40) at the centre of the current scandal who claims he was raped by a senior republican in the 1990s and later subjected to an IRA kangaroo court.

Mairia Cahill - Belfast woman who went public on her claims last year that she was raped by an IRA figure and then subjected to a kangaroo court in 2000.

Mary Lou McDonald - The SF deputy leader whose loyalty to Mr Adams during successive abuse controversies saw her subjected to much criticism.

Francie Molloy - Sinn Féin MP and former MLA who was forced to apologise yesterday for describing Mr McGahon's claims as "rubbish" in a tweet on Tuesday night. The tweet was later deleted.

Arthur Morgan - The former SF TD for Louth who denied Mr McGahon was "frisked" in his constituency office when he brought his allegations to him in 2009. Mr Morgan released a statement yesterday insisting he urged Mr McGahon to go to gardaí.

Pearse McGeough - Sinn Féin councillor organised the kangaroo court, according to Mr McGahon. Mr McGeough says he urged Mr McGahon to tell gardaí.

Padraic Wilson - The man identified by Mr McGahon as having chaired the kangaroo court session in 2002. He has denied any involvement in a cover up of the abuse allegations.

Irish Independent

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