Sinn Féin councillor says party 'should do all it can' for Mairia Cahill

Sinn Féin councillor says party 'should do all it can' for Mairia Cahill
Mairia Cahill

Sinn Féin councillor Eoin Ó Broin has said that if there is anything else the party can do in relation to Mairia Cahill, they need to do it.

The Belfast woman has alleged she was raped by a republican, and forced to face her abuser in a kangaroo court.

She has also made allegations against Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams over how he handled her case, which he has denied.

"None of us have blind faith, whether it's in Gerry or any of the other Sinn Féin people who have been named during the course of this story," said Ó Broin, a member of South Dublin County Council and of the Sinn Féin Ard Comhairle.

"We're all trying to deal with this as best we can. That doesn't mean that we deal with it perfectly or it doesn't mean that people don't make mistakes - and it doesn't mean that Mairia Cahill...is not right to be angry with us.

"I think if there anything else Sinn Féin could do, we need to do it."

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