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IrelandGerry Adams has lied over IRA membership, claims ex-member

13:05  17 september  2019
13:05  17 september  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Gerard Adams (Irish: Gearóid Mac Ádhaimh; born 6 October 1948) is an Irish republican politician who was the Leader of the Sinn Féin political party between 13 November 1983 and 10 February

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Gerry Adams has lied over IRA membership, claims ex-member © Liam McBurney An IRA veteran has branded Gerry Adams a liar for saying he was never a member of the IRA (Liam McBurney/PA) Gerry Adams has “lied” by claiming he was never a member of the IRA, a former IRA member has alleged.

The ex-Sinn Fein president has consistently said throughout his life that he was never a member of the IRA.

A new BBC Northern Ireland Spotlight programme is set to air a claim by Des Long, a former member of the IRA’s ruling army council, that Mr Adams has lied about his membership.

The programme also quotes army intelligence from the time which said Mr Adams was understood to be leading the IRA in later years of the 1970s.

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Adams , however, has always denied involvement in “the disappearances”, just as he has always denied ever being a member of the IRA , unlike his Richard O’Rawe has persuasively demonstrated that the offer to end the hunger strike which Danny Morrison claims to have “described to the hunger

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Gerry Adams has lied over IRA membership, claims ex-member © Catalyst Images EXCLUSIVE: GERRY ADAMS, SINN FEIN LEADER

Mr Long claimed in an interview during the programme that Mr Adams was at one stage the chairman of the IRA’s army council.

“You can’t be on the army council unless you are a volunteer, and you can’t be chairman of the army council unless you are a member of the army council,” he told the programme.

“And I sat opposite him in meetings, this lie that he comes out with that he was never in the IRA. That’s a lie.

“I say that now as having sat opposite him in meetings, probably get shot for it, but I’m saying it.”

Gerry Adams has lied over IRA membership, claims ex-member © Catalyst Images BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - AUGUST 10: Former Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams holds a press conference as he visits a community centre in the New Lodge area on August 10, 2019 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Gerry Adams was visiting the area in solidarity with the local community after unrest at a New Lodge bonfire in which a man was stabbed and three police officers were injured. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

In May, Mr Adams told the Ballymurphy inquest: “I was not a member of the IRA, I have never disassociated myself with the IRA, and I never will, until the day I die.”

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A former IRA member makes new allegations about Gerry Adams , claiming the Sinn Féin leader ordered him to transport explosives to Great Britain Image caption Gerry Adams , who has led Sinn Féin since 1983, has consistently denied that he was ever a member of the IRA . An ex - IRA man has

A former IRA member makes new allegations about Gerry Adams , claiming the Sinn Féin leader ordered him to transport explosives to Great Britain Image caption Gerry Adams , who has led Sinn Féin since 1983, has consistently denied that he was ever a member of the IRA . An ex - IRA man has

Mr Adams declined to be interviewed for the Spotlight programme.

During the programme, journalist Darragh MacIntyre examines 1972, from being the year the IRA feted as their “year of victory”, to what became the “long war”.

It also examines the Ulster Workers’ Council strike of 1974 and the collapse of the Sunningdale administration.

Gerry Adams has lied over IRA membership, claims ex-member © Catalyst Images Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams delivers a speech at his party's annual conference in Dublin, Ireland November 18, 2017. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Last week, the first episode of the seven-part series marking the 50th anniversary of the start of the Troubles contained a claim that the Rev Ian Paisley funded a UVF bomb attack as well as airing footage of Martin McGuinness showing a gun to children.

Mr Paisley and Mr McGuinness went on to play key roles in the powersharing Stormont Executive as first and deputy first ministers.

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Image caption Gerry Adams is one of the most recognisable and controversial figures in Irish The Sinn Féin leader has consistently denied that he was ever a member of the IRA , but has said he At the time, Sinn Féin accused the PSNI of "political policing" and claimed the arrest was due to a "dark

Both men have since died.

Gerry Adams has lied over IRA membership, claims ex-member © Catalyst Images Official Visit Of Gerry Adams To Paris (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Sygma via Getty Images)

Mr Paisley’s son Ian criticised the claim that his father funded a UVF bomb attack as “complete and total poppycock”.

The second episode of Spotlight On The Troubles: A Secret History will be shown on BBC One Northern Ireland and across the UK on BBC 4 on September 17 at 9pm.

Episode one can be viewed now on the BBC iPlayer.

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