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Alban Maginness

Judgment in Gerry Adams case was the right one ... unlike grotesque so-called justice meted out by IRA

Alban Maginness


Unionist reaction to the Supreme Court's ruling was typically knee-jerk and short-sighted, says Alban Maginness

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Gerry Adams speaking in Belfast after his convictions were quashed by UK judges

Gerry Adams speaking in Belfast after his convictions were quashed by UK judges

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Gerry Adams speaking in Belfast after his convictions were quashed by UK judges

The quashing by the Supreme Court in London of Gerry Adams's convictions for attempting to escape from Long Kesh in the 1970s has simultaneously delighted republicans and outraged unionists.

The Ulster Unionist Party, in a typically short-sighted, knee-jerk reaction, showed no political imagination in dealing with this uncomfortable judicial decision.

Ulster Unionist leader Steve Aiken said victims of the IRA would be "angered and bewildered".