Taoiseach describes meeting Maíria Cahill as a ‘privilege’

Taoiseach said he would also meet the people referred to by Mr Adams

Taoiseach Enda Kenny with abuse survivor Mairia Cahill following their meeting at Government Buildings in Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Taoiseach Enda Kenny with abuse survivor Mairia Cahill following their meeting at Government Buildings in Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said he would meet those named by alleged rape victim Mairia Cahill during angry Dáil exchanges with Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams yesterday.

Mr Adams said that Mr Kenny had met with Ms Cahill and listened to her allegations. “Will you now facilitate a meeting with those she accuses? These are named people.”

The Taoiseach said he would meet the people referred to by Mr Adams. “I won’t stand in judgement of them; I will ask them the questions that you won’t answer,” he added.

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