May 5, 2014

Gerry Adams Isn't Immune from Justice

Ruth Dudley Edwards, Daily Telegraph

The Associated Press

You may not have heard of Pamela Atchison, but she has just become the most important woman in Northern Ireland. As Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, it will be her job to decide whether to charge Gerry Adams with involvement in the abduction and murder of Jean McConville in 1972.

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TAGGED: Northern Ireland, Irish Republican Army, Gerry Adams, IRA, UK, Jean McConville, United Kingdom


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Adam Taylor, Washington Post
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