Gerry Adam's brother confessed to him in 2000 that he had sexually abused his daughter when she was a child but the Sinn Féin leader did not report the confession to police in Northern Ireland until 2007
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Gerry Adams: PPS 'correct' not to prosecute Sinn Féin leader for withholding rape allegations

A decision not to prosecute Gerry Adams for allegedly withholding evidence about his rapist brother was correct, a review has concluded.

The Sinn Féin leader's brother, Liam Adams, was convicted in 2013 of raping and abusing his own daughter, Aine Dahlstrom, in the 1970s.

Mr Adams confronted his brother in 2000, who confirmed that he had abused Ms Dahlstrom. However, Gerry Adams did not report it to the police until 2007.

BBC News NI's Home Affairs Correspondent Vincent Kearney reports.

  • 09 Jun 2015