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Gerry Adams denies Sinn Fein cover-up of Maíria Cahill abuse

Gerry Adams presided over an investigation that identified more than 100 victims of sexual and physical abuse, the Irish parliament has heard.

The claim was made in the Irish parliament (Dáil), which is debating allegations of sexual abuse by members of the republican movement.

Prime Minister (Taoiseach) Enda Kenny said the claims were "chilling".

Mr Kenny said that in the case of Ms Cahill, Sinn Féin and the IRA "put the institution first" and covered up the abuse so the "untouchables would remain untouchable".

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams responded saying his party was not involved in any cover-up of abuse.

  • 12 Nov 2014
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