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Mairia Cahill: I strongly believe that other victims of abuse will come forward




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Alleged IRA rape victim Mairia Cahill strongly believes that other victims of abuse will come forward and discredit Sinn Fein’s denial that they covered up cases of sexual abuse.

Ms Cahill repeatedly claims that  she was brought face to face with her alleged abuser in a republican-style court, and has made a series amount of claims  about how her case was dealt with by Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams, which he has repeatedly denied.

Ms Cahill told reporters that she is fully convinced that it will only take one person to come forward and tell of their abuse, to give the lie to Sinn Fein’s claims, Ms Cahill said: “Because of the sharp denial of Sinn Fein’s cover-up of abuse, I think Sinn Féin have left themselves wide open – it only takes one more case, one more person, one more victim to come forward, or indeed someone within Sinn Féin,”. “All of the people on this island will remember those strong denials when that happens.”

Meanwhile the Taoiseach Enda Kenny, spoke about the serious matter in which he said that  there was a clear effort on the part of Sinn Féin to discredit Ms Cahill’s story, and that such actions were “utterly despicable”.

However Gerry Adams quickly responded to the Taoiseach’s comments this evening, Mr Adams said he believes that Mr Kenny’s remarks “are clearly  mischievous and politically motivated.” He went onto say “The blog was a sincere effort to deal directly with the issue of how allegations of abuse had been handled in the past by republicans. “The Taoiseach should not try to score cheap political points about these sensitive and serious issues.”

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