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Gerry Adams reveals sexual abuse by father of family members

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Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams revealed his late father subjected family members to emotional, physical and sexual abuse.

Sinn Fein president calls on brother to hand himself in

Gerry Adams has publically called on his brother to hand himself in to police after being accused by his daughter of subjecting her to years of sexual abuse as a child.

Old Bailey bomber held over murder of soldiers

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Husband of Shankill bomb victim tells of letter to Adams

A man who lost his young wife in the slaughter of the IRA Shankill bombing 16 years ago has spoken about how he “made his peace” with Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams.

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Ulster compensation scheme causes row

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Stone claims Stormont raid was 'art'

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Family being exploited for political gain, warns Adams

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