Monday 18 December 2017

SF leader's version of past is insulting nonsense

ONCE again the spotlight is on Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams. After a lengthy US legal battle, the Police Service of Northern Ireland now has tapes and transcripts of interviews with the late, unrepentant IRA member, Dolours Price.

These conversations focus on a period in the early 1970s when people were abducted, murdered and secretly buried because they were believed to be informing on the IRA. Victims included widowed mother-of-10 Jean McConville, and they became collectively known as "The Disappeared".

Ms Price was a convicted IRA car bomber. Mr Adams has always denied her allegations that he was her IRA commanding officer, and he has also denied ordering Mrs McConville's abduction and murder in 1972. More astonishingly, he continues to insist that he was never a member of the IRA. Most people believe that not only was Mr Adams a member, he was in fact one of the dominant forces in that organisation for a very long period.

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