Maíria Cahill
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Maíria Cahill 'told Gerry Adams' of IRA rape claim

A woman who claimed the IRA forced her to confront her alleged rapist has told of a meeting she said she had with Gerry Adams about the allegation.

Maíria Cahill said she was raped as a teenager and was later interrogated by the IRA about her allegations.

The man she accused, Martin Morris, has consistently denied her claims and was acquitted of all charges.

Ms Cahill waived her right to anonymity to speak to BBC Northern Ireland's Spotlight programme, broadcast on Tuesday night.

Mr Adams has since issued a statement saying he refuted the allegations Ms Cahill had made about the conversation, saying she had not wanted to talk to police at the time.

BBC News NI Political Correspondent Gareth Gordon reports.

  • 15 Oct 2014
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