Sunday 19 November 2017

Right to reject Adams's apology

Madam –I read with interest Maeve Sheehan's article in last week's Sunday Independent regarding Ann McCabe and Gerry Adams's apology to her. How right she is to reject his late, late apology considering how he behaved in the immediate aftermath of her husband's 'murder' and in the interim.

I recall all too well his conduct when she confronted him at a rally of his republican colleagues in America. He arrived on stage to an obvious pre-planned ovation and tried to give the impression that he did not know that Ann McCabe was seated in the front row of the attendance. His behaviour on the occasion typified how low he is capable of stooping and therefore his apology in the immediate aftermath of Detective Garda Donohoe's 'murder' is all the more galling.

'Murder' and 'condemnation' only enter his vocabulary when they refer to the death of an IRA member.

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