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The courage of Mairia shines a light on dark secrets of IRA's troubling past

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Mairia Cahill. Picture: Gerry Mooney

Mairia Cahill. Picture: Gerry Mooney

Mairia Cahill. Picture: Gerry Mooney

There's something about Mairia.

Something about her extraordinary courage, something about her integrity and something about her soft spoken tenacity that could yet shake the foundations of the Republican movement - and its high priest, Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams - to its core.

Mairia Cahill, a grand niece of the late Republican icon Joe Cahill, recently waived her anonymity to allege that she was sexually abused by a suspected member of the IRA over a period of 12 months in 1997 when she was aged just 16.


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