John-Paul McCarthy: Adams – the diplomat with menacing air
The Sinn Fein leader is indebted to and trapped by IRA violence, writes John-Paul McCarthy
'THERE was only one man who gave the order for that woman to be executed. That man is now the head of Sinn Fein."
This was how Brendan 'The Dark' Hughes accused his former comrade Gerry Adams of authorising the abduction, murder and disappearance of Jean McConville, the helpless, widowed mother of 10 who was snatched in 1972.
We heard Hughes's accusations and Adams's denials during Darragh MacIntyre's extraordinary Storyville programme, The Disappeared, last week.