Adams welcomes publication of AG report
Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD has welcomed “the conclusion of the PPS that I should not be prosecuted for an offence of withholding information. I committed no offence.”
Gerry Adams said:
“I want to welcome the publication of the Attorney General report.
“This report underlines the trauma that allegations of abuse engender within families; the importance of every possible help and support being provided for victims and families; and the legal difficulties that surround such cases, particularly in respect of creating an atmosphere in which witnesses will come forward.
“I hope that this report will assist state agencies, including the police, judiciary and prosecution authorities, in dealing with cases of alleged sexual abuse.
“I have consistently maintained that my sole interest was in helping and supporting Áine and that in these endeavours I did nothing wrong.
“This has been a very difficult time for Áine, her family and the wider Adams family.
“I welcome the conclusion of the PPS that I should not be prosecuted for an offence of withholding. I committed no offence.”