“Let [Gerry Adams] take that legal action, we’ll meet him in the courts”

Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald’s clash with the Sunday Tribune’s Suzanne Breen on RTÉ’s Today with Pat Kenny [mp3 file] yesterday is notable mostly for the numerous breaches of Slugger’s ‘play the ball’ rule.

For background see the Liam Adams timeline, and some questions about Gerry Adams’ declared ignorance of his brother Liam’s involvement with Sinn Féin in west Belfast.

But if, as Mary Lou McDonald claims, Sinn Féin are committed to revealing the “full facts” about this, here’s another question for the party. When was the Lower Andersonstown cumann – of which Liam Adams was an active and founder member as well as joint signatory of the cumann cheque book – “dissolved”, and why?

We know from the party’s statement, which neglected to be clear on the actual date, that it was “a number of years” after 2000, and that Liam Adams “held a number of positions [there], including chair for a short period before the cumann dissolved.” In the interests of “complete information”…

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