Taoiseach Enda Kenny has challenged Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams over the IRA abduction, murder, and secret burial of widowed mother-of-10 Jean McConville.
On the back of a documentary on the Disappeared — 16 victims of Republican paramilitaries — Mr Adams has been criticised over his appeals for people to come forward.
A tweet from Mr Adams urged anybody with information to “contact the commission, families or me”.
After 2nights clar on Disappeared any1 with any info whatsoever on those who have yet 2 b recovered shud contact Commission,families or me.— Gerry Adams (@GerryAdamsSF) November 4, 2013
Lots twitter angst since clar on Disappeared.My reason 4 doing clar is 2 help Commission retrieve missing bodies.I will continue that work.— Gerry Adams (@GerryAdamsSF) November 5, 2013
Mr Kenny challenged Mr Adams over his knowledge of the Disappeared and said the people with information about Ms McConville’s death are “still around”.
“The fact of the matter is that somebody ordered that Jean McConville be murdered,” Mr Kenny said.
“Somebody instructed that people take her away. Somebody instructed that Dolours Price drive that vehicle across the border, and somebody instructed that what happened took place.
“It may well be that those people are still around and they know what happened,” Mr Kenny added.
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