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Gerry McGeough confronts Gerry Adams

Mon 26 April 2010, 2:35pm

The Irish News reports that Gerry McGeough took the opportunity to have a quiet word with his former comrade-in-arms associate, Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams, when the latter was canvassing at the gates of St Patrick’s Church in Eglish, County Tyrone.  Gerry McGeough is currently being tried on charges of attempted murder, possession of two revolvers and being in the IRA between 1975 and 1981.  From the Irish News report

It is understood that after the exchange, Mr Adams leaned against the church wall and was comforted by outgoing Fermanagh and South Tyrone MP Michelle Gildernew.

Sinn Fein last night played down the verbal spat which was witnessed by parishioners emerging from Mass.

“There was a phalanx of them [Sinn Fein] at the chapel gate as I was coming out of Mass with my children,” Mr McGeough said.

“I immediately saw an opportunity to raise a few issues with Gerry Adams.

“I simply asked him why he was not speaking out about nationalists in Diplock courts.

“We were handshaking distance apart with Michelle Gildernew alongside about 10 to 20 others.

“We had our exchange and [Mr Adams] told me to go away.

“I said how dare he tell me to go away as I was coming out of my parish church and suggested that he should go away.”

Mr McGeough said he made points about alleged phone tappings and ongoing harrassment of republicans and accused Mr Adams of incorrectly claiming “the nightmare for nationalists was over”.

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