Taoiseach challenges Gerry Adams to make statement on Jean McConville disappearance
FIACH KELLY, POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT
09 JULY 2013
SINN Fein leader Gerry Adams has been challenged by Taoiseach Enda Kenny to make a statement to the Dail on the disappearance of Belfast mother-of-10 Jean McConville.
Mr Kenny told Mr Adams that for “one reason or another” his name was always associated with “elements of that”.
“There’s a challenge for you now,” Mr Kenny said. “Say it on the record.”
Fianna Fail Micheal Martin leader also told the Dail: “Nobody except Deputy Adams believes he wasn’t in the IRA.”
Before her death, IRA bomber Dolours Price publicly alleged that Mr Adams ordered Ms McConville’s kidnapping and killing.
Mr Adams has consistently rejected the accusations.
It comes just days after recordings of secret interviews with the late IRA bomber Dolours Price were handed over to police in the North investigating the disappearance of Ms McConville.
Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) officers travelled to the US to collect the tapes from the US Justice Department, after they had been secured by subpoena from Boston College.