Gerry Adams Letter
Mairia Cahill Rape
The rape of Maíria Cahill took place in 1997, after the IRA had declared its second and sustained ceasefire. The alleged “kangaroo court” was in 1999, a year after Sinn Féin signed up to the Belfast Agreement and at a time when moves were under way to create the Police Service of Northern Ireland and many 'republicans had went to the trouble of writing An Garda Siochana on the dry concrete walls of the old RUC stations.
That was also the same year Adams was telling his party ardfheis in Dublin, “Scandals of child abuse have infected some of the main institutions, and the extent of the cover-ups have shocked many citizens.”