'I'm not a spook, I'm not a spy' - says Mary Lou McDonald as she denies Sinn Féin cover-up of Mairia Cahill sexual abuse

'I'm not a spook, I'm not a spy' - says Mary Lou McDonald as she denies Sinn Féin cover-up of Mairia Cahill sexual abuse

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has denied her party covered up the sexual abuse of Mairia Cahill by an alleged provisional IRA member, despite serious concerns over an internal inquiry conducted into what happened.

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Máiría Cahill slams Sinn Féin apology as ‘woeful’

Máiría Cahill slams Sinn Féin apology as ‘woeful’

A woman who was allegedly subjected to sexual abuse by a republican has slammed an apology from Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald as “woeful”.

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Mairia Cahill wins Seanad by-election

Mairia Cahill wins Seanad by-election

Mairia Cahill has won the Seanad by-election, winning 122 out of 188 valid votes.

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£110,000 spent on halted prosecution was necessary, says North's justice minister

£110,000 spent on halted prosecution was necessary, says North's justice minister

More than £110,000 was spent on the halted prosecution of an alleged IRA man over child sex abuse claims and related cases, Northern Ireland's justice minister said.

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Review of authorities' handling of Mairia Cahill case to be published after election

Review of authorities' handling of Mairia Cahill case to be published after election

A review of how the Public Prosecution Service (PPS) handled three cases linked to an alleged rape and IRA cover-up will be published after the British General Election.

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North's Justice Minister puts cross-border abuse probe on hold

North's Justice Minister puts cross-border abuse probe on hold

The North's Justice Minister has ruled out any cross-border inquiry into IRA sex abuse allegations until other ongoing investigations are completed.

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Government considering cross-border investigation into sex abuse claims, says Fitzgerald

Government considering cross-border investigation into sex abuse claims, says Fitzgerald

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has confirmed that a cross border investigation into alleged abuse by IRA members is under consideration.

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Cahill case minister urged to quit

Cahill case minister urged to quit

A Stormont minister who has acknowledged she did not report allegations an IRA man abused a teenage girl has faced Assembly calls to resign.

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Sinn Féin 'had child protection procedures in place since the 90s'

Sinn Féin 'had child protection procedures in place since the 90s'

A Sinn Féin TD has today revealed that Sinn Féin has procedures in place since the early 1990s in relation to child protection.

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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

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.

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Top lawyer appointed to review Mairia Cahill case

Top lawyer appointed to review Mairia Cahill case

Three cases linked to alleged rape of a Belfast woman and subsequent IRA cover-up are to be reviewed by a top human rights lawyer, the Public Prosecution Service has said.

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Mairia Cahill tells Gerry Adams: Go away and hang your head in shame

Mairia Cahill tells Gerry Adams: Go away and hang your head in shame

Mairia Cahill says Gerry Adams needs to clarify if alleged sex abusers were moved out of the North's jurisdiction by the Republican movement.

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Adams: Opponents using Cahill allegations in 'opportunistic way'

Adams: Opponents using Cahill allegations in 'opportunistic way'

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams claims the case of Belfast woman Mairia Cahill has been unfairly politicised.

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Four accused of interrogating Cahill will not meet Taoiseach, says solicitor

Four accused of interrogating Cahill will not meet Taoiseach, says solicitor

The solicitor of the four people accused of interrogating Mairia Cahill over her allegations of rape says he will not allow them to meet Enda Kenny.

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Adams speech to address 'recent political developments'

Adams speech to address 'recent political developments'

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams will deliver a speech in Belfast this morning.

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Burton: SF must explain handling of Mairia Cahill case

Burton: SF must explain handling of Mairia Cahill case

Tánaiste Joan Burton says Sinn Féin must explain their handling of the Mairia Cahill case.

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McDonald attacks blog post on Máiria Cahill

McDonald attacks blog post on Máiria Cahill

Sinn Féin's deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald has criticised a blog post which described Máiria Cahill's relationship with her alleged abuser as a "year-long sexual liaison".

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Pringle: Máiria Cahill debate will be 'a lot of political point-scoring'

Pringle: Máiria Cahill debate will be 'a lot of political point-scoring'

An Independent TD is questioning why a Dáil debate is to be held into the issues raised by Máiria Cahill.

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Four accused reject Máiria Cahill allegation

Four accused reject Máiria Cahill allegation

Four people accused of covering up the rape of Máiria Cahill have issued a statement rejecting her claims.

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Mairia Cahill to meet Taoiseach over abuse claims

Mairia Cahill to meet Taoiseach over abuse claims

Mairia Cahill will discuss her abuse allegations with the Taoiseach at government buildings this morning.

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Prosecution Service orders review of Mairia Cahill case

Prosecution Service orders review of Mairia Cahill case

Three criminal cases linked to the alleged rape of a Belfast woman who insists the republican movement covered up her claims are to be independently reviewed, the Public Prosecution Service has announced.

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Mairia Cahill: Someone else will come forward to prove SF cover-up

Mairia Cahill: Someone else will come forward to prove SF cover-up

Mairia Cahill says she is convinced that other victims of abuse will come forward and discredit Sinn Fein's assertions that it didn't cover up sexual abuse.

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Máiria Cahill calls on Adams to quit

Máiria Cahill calls on Adams to quit

Máiria Cahill is calling for Gerry Adams to step down as leader of Sinn Féin.

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Maíria Cahill to meet North's First Minister

Maíria Cahill to meet North's First Minister

Maíria Cahill is to meet with Northern Ireland's First Minister, Peter Robinson, today.

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Adams: IRA was 'ill equipped' to deal with abuse allegations

Adams: IRA was 'ill equipped' to deal with abuse allegations

Gerry Adams has admitted he regrets how the IRA dealt with rapists.

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