Mairia Cahill’s rape allegations to be investigated
Belfast woman claims she was sexually abused by suspected IRA member in 1997
Mairia Cahill has claimed the republican movement conducted its own inquiry into her allegations of abuse, subjecting her to interrogation and forcing her to confront her alleged attacker. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire
Three cases linked to alleged rape of Belfast woman Mairia Cahill and subsequent IRA cover-up are to be reviewed by a top human rights lawyer, the North’s Public Prosecution Service has said.