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Suzanne Breen: Adams's silence on his brother's abuse strips him of all credibility

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Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams

Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams

Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams

MAJOR questions hang over the political leadership of Gerry Adams following the conviction of his brother Liam for child sexual abuse. By not informing Sinn Fein of the sexual abuse allegations against his brother when he was first told them in 1987, Mr Adams broke his own party's rules.

Reporting restrictions during the trial meant that the Sinn Fein president's actions couldn't be put in the public domain. But his inadequate response after learning of his brother's paedophilia can now be detailed.


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