Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has apologised to the victims of IRA violence but declined to apologise for the violence itself or the existence of the IRA.
Mr Adams made his remarks when he appeared last night on the flagship CBS television news programme 60 Minutes which reported the Sinn Féin leader’s alleged role in the IRA killing of Jean McConville, the widowed Belfast mother of 10, in 1972.
He denied having any role in the murder, one of the most notorious of the Troubles, telling American interviewer Scott Pelley that he never pulled a trigger, set off a bomb or ordered a death.
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In a rare interview, Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams addresses allegations that he was complicit in the 1972 murder of Jean McConville