Adams had surgical procedure in the US

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams underwent surgery during a near three-week stay in New York last summer.

The party confirmed last night Mr Adams spent a night in hospital following laser treatment concerning his prostate. The visit emerged in documents filed by the party’s support group in the US, Friends of Sinn Féin (FOSF).

Mr Adams underwent the procedure in early August, was kept overnight, and spent a further nine days recovering at a friend’s apartment in Manhattan.

In a statement, Sinn Féin said: “Mr Adams was in New York in July on party business. This included meeting the new board of FOSF.

“FOSF were responsible for the cost of his flights and this information was filed as part of the annual accounts provided by FOSF to the US Justice Department.”

The party said the procedure was successful and that FOSF “did not pay any costs toward this treatment nor was there any cost to the Irish taxpayer”.

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