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    Exclamation Sinn fein change their story on liam Adams again

    Sinn Fein has revealed Liam Adams was chairing local party meetings in Belfast, more than three years after formally leaving the party over child sex abuse allegations. The party said Gerry Adams told them he was not aware his brother was involved with the party at this time. They added Liam Adams was doing party work despite not having reapplied to join Sinn Fein after leaving some time around 1997.


    SF issued a statement today

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    n the aftermath of the UTV Insight programme Sinn Fein acknowledged Liam Adams membership of the party.
    Since then Sinn Fein has sought to establish the role Liam Adams played in the party. This process has taken a number of weeks to complete. It has involved discussions with Gerry Adams, party leaders nationally and party members and a review of available party documentation.
    The fact is that information from this period in the 1990s is not complete.
    We have established that Louth Sinn Fein and the national party leadership, apart from Gerry Adams, was unaware of the allegation against Liam Adams.
    During this period the allegation against Liam Adams was known only to some members of his family and social services in the Six Counties and the RUC, both of whom had been informed in 1987.
    We have also established that Liam Adams was Chair of the Louth Comhairle Ceantair for two and a half months in 1996. He held the position of secretary for one month before this time. He was also nominated as Education Officer but he did not take up this position.
    Gerry Adams has stated he became aware in 1997 that Liam Adams was a member of Sinn Fein when he heard that his name might be going forward as a potential election candidate.
    The party President moved to ensure that Liam Adams did not go forward as a candidate and that he later left the party. Gerry Adams did this without involving the party locally or nationally.
    Read the full statement BBC News - Sinn Fein statement in full

    Sinn Fein has revealed Liam Adams was chairing local party meetings in Belfast, more than three years after formally leaving the party over child sex abuse allegations. The party said Gerry Adams told them he was not aware his brother was involved with the party at this time. They added Liam Adams was doing party work despite not having reapplied to join Sinn Fein after leaving some time around 1997.

    Arthur Morgan confirms Adams worked with youths
    BBC News - Arthur Morgan confirms Liam Adams worked with youth

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    It would seem SF have had their hand forced by the Sunday tribune after receiving detailed questions frpom them

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    well its about time the media took some form of interest in this story
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    Oh what a tangled web we weave...

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    Sinn Fein's own constitution says a member who suspects another member of sex abuse must tell Ard Chomlairle. He's in breach of party rules. whats the punishment for breaking party rules ???

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    More importantly whats the punishment for protecting alleged paedo's ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmrebel View Post
    Sinn Fein's own constitution says a member who suspects another member of sex abuse must tell Ard Chomlairle. He's in breach of party rules. whats the punishment for breaking party rules ???
    A bullet seemed to be the traditional answer... everything seems to have modernised now though.

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    It stinks.

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    Alot of the people bigging up this story are people who are opposed the GFA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by factual View Post
    Alot of the people bigging up this story are people who are opposed the GFA.
    Cmon now factual you saying protecting someone like liam adams is not a story and letting him work with Sinn fein youth , would you let Liam Adams be involved with your kids ??

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    It depends on the type of work involved, Constituency Secretary, no need to be Party Member, Local Chairperson, Membership required. If what Liam Adams did is true, and I personally believe it is then he shouldn't have even thought of doing anything for the Party and Party Officials should have rejected his help from the begining.
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