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Gerry Adams has been arrested

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Cocolepew Wed 30-Apr-14 21:14:51

He's being questioned about Jean McConville.

scarlettsmummy2 Wed 30-Apr-14 21:15:59

Hope he is charged. Such a horrible man.

ThePigOfHappiness Wed 30-Apr-14 21:18:50

Actually he hasn't been arrested yet unfortunately apparently he went in voluntarily to discuss the case

Cocolepew Wed 30-Apr-14 21:19:29

The Guardian is saying he was arrested, apologies smile

ThePigOfHappiness Wed 30-Apr-14 21:20:50

Oh really? RTE saying not. I wish he were

scarlettsmummy2 Wed 30-Apr-14 21:20:59

BBC News NI are saying he is being held! The older man who has been charged has obviously talked.

TheBabyFacedAssassin Wed 30-Apr-14 21:21:01

I read he had been arrested too Coco

admittedly it was on the fail

Stokes Wed 30-Apr-14 21:21:15

Top story on the BBC is that he's been arrested.

TheBabyFacedAssassin Wed 30-Apr-14 21:21:39

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scarlettsmummy2 Wed 30-Apr-14 21:24:36

Anyone know what was agreed under Good Friday agreement? Will he be let off under this?

ThePigOfHappiness Wed 30-Apr-14 21:25:23

Oh good, RTE clearly behind with news as per. My mistake coco smile

ginmakesitallok Wed 30-Apr-14 21:26:55

Don't think the good Friday agreement will cover this, think it only covered people who were currently serving sentences?

Onesleeptillwembley Wed 30-Apr-14 21:30:36

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scarlettsmummy2 Wed 30-Apr-14 21:32:40

It was 42 years ago so the likely hood of their being enough evidence to convict is slim, but fingers crossed!

AgaPanthers Wed 30-Apr-14 21:43:38


I honestly thought the evil bastard was immune to the laws that apply to civilized society.

Late, but welcome.

GreyTS Wed 30-Apr-14 21:47:52

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meditrina Wed 30-Apr-14 21:48:52

It doesn't seem to say what offence he has been arrested for. Anyone seen anything specific?

TheCraicDealer Wed 30-Apr-14 21:54:28

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AnandaTimeIn Wed 30-Apr-14 21:55:09

Hope the truth will prevrail...

FFS, she brought a glass of water to an injured fellow human being!

Feel so sorry for her children and family..

Hassled Wed 30-Apr-14 21:56:18

BBC just says "in connection with" the murder.

I'm glad - he and McGuinness have never been sufficiently challenged on their pasts, at least not by the courts. Good point about the lack of evidence at this stage, though.

ThePigOfHappiness Wed 30-Apr-14 21:57:11

A lot of talk in Ireland around the timing of this considering elections. Sinn Fein are increasingly popular here atm sad

comedaygoday Wed 30-Apr-14 22:01:41

Such a horrific case. Really hope there can be some justice for her family.

JanineStHubbins Wed 30-Apr-14 22:04:12

Qui bono?

I had an interesting conversation with someone intimately connected with this whole saga last week: apparently, the tapes can only be treated as hearsay evidence in court.

No sympathy whatsoever for Adams - hateful man - and much sympathy for the bereaved and broken McConville family, but this whole saga is politically very strange and raises a lot of troubling issues around academic freedom.

CaptChaos Wed 30-Apr-14 22:19:19

Couldn't give a shit about the timing.

He is a vile, evil, odious man. He ordered or knew about killings, maimings and all kinds of other nastiness.

I hope he rots.

He won't, he's a snake and will wriggle out of this, but I can have my brief moment of hope.

TheCraicDealer Wed 30-Apr-14 22:23:00

Anyone else see him on the BBC special on The Disappeared around November time? He'll be doing exactly the same act now, up in Antrim Police Station. Sitting back, smacking his lips over those ridiculous veneers, calling the investigating officers by their first names and saying just enough to appear co-operative, but nothing that could implicate him in any way. He'll be well briefed by his legal representative, and he's also an intelligent man. All in, he'll be sticking to the same routine of lies, mistruths and corruption that he's been accusing the British Government of for the last forty years.

I wouldn't dare suggest that they could try to make him talk using the same means as the IRA tried on Mrs McConville, because that would be bloody barbaric. Most people in Northern Ireland can see that now.

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