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Boston College, Belfast project, Gerry Adams TD

  1. theirishobserver. profile image61
    theirishobserver.posted 5 years ago

    Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams TD has said he has "nothing to fear" from the Belfast Project archive at Boston College being turned over to British authorities. Mr Adams who concealed the Rape of several children and gave his paedophile father a full IRA funeral, has been in league with the British Secret Service for over three decades and has been a protected asset.

    Mr Adams described those who gave interviews to the college as "unfortunates".

    The interviewees remain secret and the only people known to have given interviews are the late Brendan Hughes and Delours Price.

    Speaking on RTÉ's This Week programme, Mr Adams described those who conducted the interviews with Republican paramilitaries as "culprits".

    He said claims by Mr Hughes that he was a Commanding Officer in the IRA are untrue.

    Commenting on his leadership of the party, Mr Adams said he has not given any thought to standing down as Sinn Féin leader.

    The 63-year-old said that a mixture of experience and energy is needed and Sinn Féin has that.

    He was also asked to comment on consistent criticism of his Dáil performances as party leader.

    Mr Adams said "let be as it may be" and added that the Dáil is a dysfunctional institution and debates often replicated scenes from Father Ted.

    Separately, Mr Adams said his party has received legal advice that indicates a referendum will be needed on the EU Fiscal Treaty.

    He said that there is a constitutional imperative for the treaty to go to a referendum.

    Mr Adams said his party will oppose the treaty and is considering a legal challenge forcing the Government to put the treaty to the people if it fails to do that itself.

    He said warnings that a rejection of the treaty could lock Ireland out of the European Stability Mechanism Fund were "scare tactics" and "lies".

    1. Quilligrapher profile image88
      Quilligrapherposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      1. Is this claim based upon hearsay or hard evidence?
      2. Due to the lack of quotation marks in most of your posts, it is impossible to identify your words from those composed by someone else. Sometimes,you use quotes but don’t identify the source. Can you help me out here,please?

      1. Josak profile image59
        Josakposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        The whole hub is poorly written, statements need to be backed up before or after they are made at the very least by a qoute by an expert in the area, if they aren't its just hearsay and its best to avoid that.

        1. Quilligrapher profile image88
          Quilligrapherposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks, Josak, for responding. I realize this is not a hub and I am not referring to formal attribution. This is a forum discussion and I was hoping the OP would clarify the opening statement and, perhaps, help me to sort out when who said what to whom and why. Whether the topic would be better served in a hub instead of a forum post is another issue.