Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 25 October 2014

Liam Adams: Key quotes in a grim case

Liam Adams arrives at court to hear the verdict
Aine Dahlstrom reflects on her long battle after the jury delivered its decision
Aine Dahlstrom receives a hug from a well-wisher at the end of the trial

"I couldn't breathe. I was roasting. I could smell the drink off him. I felt like he had power over me. There was nothing I could do."

Aine Dahlstrom

"Nothing like that ever happened. Totally untruthful... absolute rubbish."

Liam Adams

"I do not see this verdict as a victory nor a celebration as it has taken its toll and has caused hurt, heartache and anguish. I can now begin my life at 40 and lay to rest the memory of the girl who was abused."

Aine Dahlstrom

"This has been a difficult and distressing ordeal for all my family and for my niece Aine. I would ask the media to respect our right to space and privacy. I thank the many people who have sent messages of support and solidarity."

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams

"It had been drummed into us since I was a young person, since the Troubles started, that you don't talk about Gerry Adams – you don't talk about him in the barracks, to the British Army, in the media or even as you get older and socialise, you don't talk about Gerry Adams."

Liam Adams

"Liam was horrified and shocked that I came out with it [an accusation that he abused Aine]. He said, 'Yeah that happened but that's between me and Aine. We'll face our demons in our own time. Me and Aine will face each other in our own time."

Aine's younger sister, Sinead Rosbotham

"I knew my life and my children's lives were in grave danger if I was to meet detectives on the street. I'm just an ordinary person, I can't take on the world. We were abandoned by people we put our faith in."

Liam Adams' former wife, Sarah Campbell

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