Enda Kenny willing to meet IRA ‘investigators’

Taoiseach writes to Gerry Adams over Maíria Cahill rape claims

Taoiseach Enda Kenny after meeting Maíria Cahill earlier this month to discuss allegations she was raped by a senior member of the IRA when she was 16. Photograph: PA

Taoiseach Enda Kenny after meeting Maíria Cahill earlier this month to discuss allegations she was raped by a senior member of the IRA when she was 16. Photograph: PA

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has written to Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams saying he is willing to meet the four IRA members who conducted the “investigation” into the allegation of rape made by Maíria Cahill.

Ms Cahill has claimed she was raped in Belfast by an IRA man in 1997 when she was aged 16 and a subsequent IRA investigation of her allegations included sustained “interrogation” and a meeting at which she had to confront her alleged rapist. She later held a number of meetings with Mr Adams.

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