Four named in Maíria Cahill case claim ‘trial by media’

Adams challenges Taoiseach to meet four people allegedly involved in ‘kangaroo court’

Maíria Cahill speaks to Irish Times political correspondent Mary Minihan after her meeting with Taoiseach Enda Kenny in October 2014.Video : Bryan O'Brien

After a day of high drama in the Dáil over the claims by Belfast woman Maíria Cahill, a solicitor representing four people allegedly involved in a “kangaroo court” into her allegations of rape by an IRA man have complained of “trial by media”.

Peter Madden of Belfast solicitors Madden and Finucane said the fallout from last week’s BBC Spotlight programme on Ms Cahill meant his clients’ acquittals “have been either ignored or devalued”.

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