TAOISEACH Enda Kenny has asked Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams if sex abusers were moved to safe houses in the Republic from the North, specifically claiming these houses were in Donegal, Louth and in Dublin.
The Taoiseach also directly challenged Sinn Fein leader, Gerry Adams, to answer specific questions on the issue following allegations made by former Sinn Fein member Mairia Cahill.
The questions included:
• Were people “expelled” from the North and still now operating in the Republic – and if so where were they and what were they doing now?
• Did three senior IRA people make Mairia Cahill repeatedly answer questions and also confront her attacker?
• Was she forcibly sworn to secrecy and forbidden to report the case to the police?
Gerry Adams said the claims were a slur “on thousands of decent Sinn Fein members” by falsely alleging they covered up sex abuse cases involving Republicans.
The Sinn Fein leader strongly denied there was any “cover-up” by his party.
He said he wanted all abuse victims to come forward and tell their stories, adding: “They will have Sinn Fein’s full support in doing so.”