Gerry Adams among mourners at brother's funeral in Co Donegal

Gerry Adams among mourners at brother's funeral in Co Donegal
Former Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams at the funeral of his younger brother Liam in Letterkenny today. Photo: North West Newspix.

Former Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams was among the mourners as his brother Liam was buried in Letterkenny, Co Donegal this afternoon.

Liam Adams, aged 63, was a convicted paedophile who spent six years in Maghaberry Prison and passed away at a hospice in Belfast on Monday last.

A small crowd gathered at St Eunan's Cathedral in Letterkenny for today's funeral mass.

Mr Adams was later buried at Conwal Graveyard on the outskirts of the town.

The deceased man's remains had been waked at his partner's home in the Mountaintop area of Letterkenny since Wednesday.

Mr Adams funeral cortege was led by a silver Belfast taxi as it made its way on the two-mile journey to his final resting place after his funeral mass.

Gerry Adams did not carry his brother's coffin but it was instead carried by a number of people including three women.

Liam Adams was jailed in 2013 for sixteen years after being found guilty of raping and abusing his daughter Aine Dahlstrom.

More on this topic

Gerry Adams to publish ‘cook book’ for negotiatorsGerry Adams to publish ‘cook book’ for negotiators

Second man held over Gerry Adams house attack freed on bailSecond man held over Gerry Adams house attack freed on bail

Police yet to publicly attribute responsibility for attack on Gerry Adams housePolice yet to publicly attribute responsibility for attack on Gerry Adams house

Mary Lou McDonald says recent violence 'achieving nothing' after home of Gerry Adams attackedMary Lou McDonald says recent violence 'achieving nothing' after home of Gerry Adams attacked

More in this Section

60 years of policing cooperation with UK will ‘fall away’ after no-deal Brexit60 years of policing cooperation with UK will ‘fall away’ after no-deal Brexit

Stormont vacuum ‘a problem’ in fight against dissidents, PSNI chief warnsStormont vacuum ‘a problem’ in fight against dissidents, PSNI chief warns

Spike Island and Cliffs of Moher shortlisted for World's Best Attraction awardSpike Island and Cliffs of Moher shortlisted for World's Best Attraction award

All Together Now promoters 'truly sorry' for traffic chaos at festivalAll Together Now promoters 'truly sorry' for traffic chaos at festival


Lifestyle

RP O’Donnell says it is hard to find anywhere better than Boston to show your family a great time as he returns to a city he used to call homeA family friendly holiday guide to get the best out of beautiful Boston

More From The Irish Examiner