Adams hits out at opponents over ‘politicisation’ of Cahill affair

Sinn Féin president says his party was ‘not part of any conspiracy’ to cover up abuse

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has hit out at his political opponents and the media over what he says is the politicisation of the Maíria Cahill sexual abuse controversy. Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has hit out at his political opponents and the media over what he says is the politicisation of the Maíria Cahill sexual abuse controversy. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has hit out at his political opponents and the media over what he says is the politicisation of the Maíria Cahill sexual abuse controversy.

Mr Adams told an audience at a Sinn Féin event in Belfast’s Balmoral Hotel today that the Taoiseach, the Fianna Fáil leader, Stormont politicians and others had politicised this “sensitive and difficult issue”.

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