Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 20 April 2014

Adams' place in the Dail must be in question

CONVICTED child-abuser Liam Adams was found guilty in spite of protesting his innocence and putting his victim through a gruelling and unnecessary trial.

His brother, Gerry, the leader of Sinn Fein, has undoubtedly been damaged by the actions of his brother and his role in not coming forward until forced to do so.

Gerry Adams is a member of Dail Eireann and his continued membership of the Irish national parliament should be brought into question.

Many people will see it as morally reprehensible that the ostensibly pious Gerry Adams says nothing about injustices in his own family, when he speaks of injustices elsewhere.

Mr Adams, arguably, should be nowhere near public life. What a strange irony that, in spite of Mr Adams's orations about British injustice, he was unable to do more about it in his own family. Shame, shame, shame.

MAURICE FITZGERALD

Shanbally, Co Cork