Wednesday 17 January 2018

Two decades after this killing, Sinn Féin's leader is still sitting in Dáil Éireann keeping schtum

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams. Photo: Steve Humphreys
Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams. Photo: Steve Humphreys

Gerry Gregg

By 5.40am on June 7, 1996 Detective Garda Jerry McCabe had finished shaving at his modest home near Thomond Park in Limerick.

Dapper in a neatly pressed brown suit, he was all set for duty and looked, "as if he was heading off to see the bank manager to ask for a loan".

Jerry and his devoted wife Ann were over 30 years married. A talented mechanic, Jerry was planning to start a business after retiring from the force.

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