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Gerry Adams wins appeal over convictions for 1970s prison escape attempts

Gerry Adams wins appeal over convictions for 1970s prison escape attempts

Mr Adams, 71, the former Sinn Fein leader, attempted to escape from the Maze - also known as Long Kesh internment camp - on Christmas Eve 1973 and again in Jul [...] Read full article: Gerry Adams wins appeal over convictions...→

Gerry Adams wins appeal over convictions for 1970s prison escape attempts

Gerry Adams wins appeal over convictions for 1970s prison escape attempts

Mr Adams, 71, the former Sinn Fein leader, attempted to escape from the Maze - also known as Long Kesh internment camp - on Christmas Eve 1973 and again in Jul [...] Read full article: Gerry Adams wins appeal over convictions...→

Police appeal for help to trace man, 34, wanted on recall to prison

Police appeal for help to trace man, 34, wanted on recall to prison

James Keighron was released from jail in May 2020 but is wanted for breaching the terms of his licence Read full article: Police appeal for help to trace man, 34,...→

Eilis O'Hanlon: How Gerry Adams tried to put some distance between Bobby Storey and real tale of his past

Eilis O'Hanlon: How Gerry Adams tried to put some distance between Bobby Storey and real tale of his past

American writer Toni Morrison once observed: "Now that I'm 84, I remember everything as a mistake, and I regret everything. I go back over my life and you pick [...] Read full article: Eilis O'Hanlon: How Gerry Adams tried to...→

Disgraced comedian Bill Cosby wins right to appeal sex assault conviction

Disgraced comedian Bill Cosby wins right to appeal sex assault conviction

Bill Cosby, 82, has been granted the right to appeal his 2018 sexual assault conviction. The comedian is currently serving a three to 10 year sentence after be [...] Read full article: Disgraced comedian Bill Cosby wins right...→

NIO minister at the time of Gerry Adams’ internment slams the Supreme Court ruling that cleared the Sinn Fein president

A former government minister at the time of Gerry Adams’ internment has added his weight to calls for an urgent change in the law after the convictions of the [...] Read full article: NIO minister at the time of Gerry Adams’...→

Oxford professor: The Supreme Court ruling on Gerry Adams poses a very serious challenge to the ordinary functioning of government

This essay by Professor Ekins first appeared on the website conservativehome.com and it summarises a paper he wrote with Sir Stephen Laws for the influential t [...] Read full article: Oxford professor: The Supreme Court ruli...→

Was it really illegal to intern Gerry Adams?

Was it really illegal to intern Gerry Adams?

The Supreme Court ruling in his favour raises troubling questions about the role of 'lawfare' in our society Read full article: Was it really illegal to intern Gerry Ad...→

Nearly 50 republican and loyalist internees to sue state after Gerry Adams verdict

Nearly 50 republican and loyalist internees to sue state after Gerry Adams verdict

Nearly 50 republicans and loyalists interned without trial at the height of the Troubles in Northern Ireland are to sue the British state, it emerged on Friday [...] Read full article: Nearly 50 republican and loyalist intern...→

Woman who won appeal over killing husband wins inheritance fight

Woman who won appeal over killing husband wins inheritance fight

A woman who beat her husband to death with a hammer after suffering decades of emotional abuse is entitled to inherit the family estate, a High Court judge has [...] Read full article: Woman who won appeal over killing husban...→

Jim Allister: We should be told why anyone thought that Gerry Adams was deserving of legal aid

‘Consecrated female virgins’ and married men could have role in Roman Catholic church... • Jim Allister QC is leader of Traditional Unionist Voice and MLA for [...] Read full article: Jim Allister: We should be told why anyo...→

UUP's Beattie wants legal aid probe after Gerry Adams' £100k bill to overturn escape convictions

UUP's Beattie wants legal aid probe after Gerry Adams' £100k bill to overturn escape convictions

A unionist MLA has called for a “root and branch” investigation after it emerged the former Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams received over £100,000 in legal aid [...] Read full article: UUP's Beattie wants legal aid probe afte...→

Trevor Ringland: The Supreme Court ruling in the Gerry Adams case walked on graves of judges murdered by IRA

It must have been particularly sickening for a judge from Northern Ireland, Lord Justice Brian Kerr to have to quash Gerry Adams’ convictions. Read full article: Trevor Ringland: The Supreme Court rulin...→

Gerry Adams court ruling will cause 'anger and bewilderment' to IRA's victims, say unionist politicians

Gerry Adams court ruling will cause 'anger and bewilderment' to IRA's victims, say unionist politicians

Unionist politicians have said the Supreme Court's decision to quash Gerry Adams' convictions will cause "anger and bewilderment" for IRA victims. Read full article: Gerry Adams court ruling will cause 'ang...→

Judges quash Gerry Adams’ jail-breaking convictions

Judges quash Gerry Adams’ jail-breaking convictions

The audacious plan to spring Gerry Adams from the Maze prison in 1974 involved kidnapping a lookalike at a Belfast bus stop, dying his hair, adding a false bea [...] Read full article: Judges quash Gerry Adams’ jail-breaking ...→

Supreme Court overturns Gerry Adams' prison escape conviction

Supreme Court overturns Gerry Adams' prison escape conviction

The former Sinn Fein leader claimed his two 1975 convictions were unsafe because his detention was not “personally considered” by a senior… Read full article: Supreme Court overturns Gerry Adams' pri...→

Gerry Adams wins appeal against 2 convictions for attempting prison escape

Gerry Adams wins appeal against 2 convictions for attempting prison escape

GERRY Adams’ historic convictions for attempting to escape from the Maze Prison in the 1970s have been overturned by the UK’s highest court after it ruled that [...] Read full article: Gerry Adams wins appeal against 2 convic...→

Mice, drugs and escape fears - the final months of prison revealed

Mice, drugs and escape fears - the final months of prison revealed

The closure of Hewell Grange in Bromsgrove saw a remarkable turnaround in staff inmate relationships Read full article: Mice, drugs and escape fears - the final...→

Wife of British businessman in Dubai prison urges Dominic Raab to appeal for clemency

Wife of British businessman in Dubai prison urges Dominic Raab to appeal for clemency

Heather Cornelius writes to Dominic Raab, appealing for him to intervene with Gulf kingdom's authorities on behalf of her husband, Ryan Read full article: Wife of British businessman in Dubai pri...→

Prison dog handler, 58, wins nearly £100,000 compensation

Prison dog handler, 58, wins nearly £100,000 compensation

A champion prison dog handler has won nearly £100,000 compensation because he was told he couldn't come back to work after his award-winning dog Chester had to [...] Read full article: Prison dog handler, 58, wins nearly £100...→

A devastating analysis of the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Gerry Adams case

For years now the News Letter has been highlighting the unpardonable saga of how the legacy of terror has turned against a state that prevented it. Read full article: A devastating analysis of the Supreme Co...→

Gerry Adams court victory 'could open door to more claims'

Gerry Adams court victory 'could open door to more claims'

Gerry Adams' successful appeal at the UK Supreme Court to overturn his convictions for attempting to escape from Long Kesh in the 1970s could "open the door" t [...] Read full article: Gerry Adams court victory 'could open do...→

Jeremy Bamber to appeal against murder convictions with 'new evidence' tomorrow

Jeremy Bamber to appeal against murder convictions with 'new evidence' tomorrow

Bamber, 59, was jailed for life after killing his parents, sister and her twin six-year-old boys at their Essex home in 1985 – but his lawyers have argued that [...] Read full article: Jeremy Bamber to appeal against murder c...→

The Supreme Court ruling on Gerry Adams was not a surprise

In The Politics of the Judiciary, Griffith, J.A.G. (1991, 4th edn), London, Fontana, it is argued that the judiciary serves as an ‘essential part of the system [...] Read full article: The Supreme Court ruling on Gerry Adams ...→

We ought to be told why Gerry Adams was thought to need legal aid

Following press reports that Gerry Adams had received legal aid to fund his challenge to two convictions for attempted escape I wrote to the Legal Services Age [...] Read full article: We ought to be told why Gerry Adams was ...→

Seamus Collins, who acted for Gerry Adams over quashed jailbreak convictions

Seamus Collins, who acted for Gerry Adams over quashed jailbreak convictions

Seamus Collins, a partner at PJ McGrory & Co in Belfast, acted for Gerry Adams, the former president of Sinn Fein, in the Supreme Court. Five justices unanimou [...] Read full article: Seamus Collins, who acted for Gerry Adam...→

Gerry Adams: Security veteran says pressure on the state at time of internment was ‘impossible’ thanks to IRA ‘bedlam’

An ex-Special Branch officer has urged people to remember the “bedlam” which had engulfed Northern Ireland during the time of internment. Read full article: Gerry Adams: Security veteran says press...→

Decision to erase Gerry Adams' criminal record called a 'sick joke'

Decision to erase Gerry Adams' criminal record called a 'sick joke'

Hundreds of former paramilitary suspects could win compensation after the Supreme Court erased Gerry Adams' criminal record as his original detention in 1973 w [...] Read full article: Decision to erase Gerry Adams' criminal ...→

Gerry Adams’ prison escape convictions during Troubles overturned

Gerry Adams’ prison escape convictions during Troubles overturned

Wednesday, 13 May 2020 | 8.3°C Belfast... Gerry Adams speaking in Belfast, his convictions for attempting to escape from prison in the 1970s have been overturn [...] Read full article: Gerry Adams’ prison escape convictions d...→

Gerry Adams wins Supreme Court appeal over 1970s Maze prison escape convictions

Gerry Adams wins Supreme Court appeal over 1970s Maze prison escape convictions

Adams' detention was unlawful, hence his convictions of attempting to escape from lawful custody were, likewise, unlawful, said Lord Kerr Read full article: Gerry Adams wins Supreme Court appeal ov...→

Supreme Court’s Gerry Adams decision has left the law in an awful mess

Supreme Court’s Gerry Adams decision has left the law in an awful mess

The Supreme Court surprised many people when it decided in May that Gerry Adams, the former leader of Sinn Fein, was unlawfully detained in 1973 under the inte [...] Read full article: Supreme Court’s Gerry Adams decision has...→

Northern Ireland electoral boundaries plan quashed as Belfast man wins court appeal

Northern Ireland electoral boundaries plan quashed as Belfast man wins court appeal

Proposals for redrawing electoral constituencies in Northern Ireland are to be quashed, the Court of Appeal ruled today. Read full article: Northern Ireland electoral boundaries pl...→

Legal experts sharply criticise the Supreme Court ruling on Gerry Adams

The Supreme Court decision to quash the convictions of Gerry Adams has been strongly criticised by two of the top legal minds in Britain. Read full article: Legal experts sharply criticise the Supr...→

Hundreds more legal actions follow Gerry Adams internment judgement in Supreme Court

At least 230 new legal challenges have been launched by former internees just two weeks after Gerry Adams had two convictions quashed by the Supreme Court. Read full article: Hundreds more legal actions follow Gerry...→

How El Chapo dug hundreds of narco tunnels with RAILWAYS to escape prison and make millions smuggling tonnes of drugs

How El Chapo dug hundreds of narco tunnels with RAILWAYS to escape prison and make millions smuggling tonnes of drugs

AS armed agents stand guard on the US-Mexico border, ruthless cartels work night and day to smuggle millions of dollars worth of drugs in a shadowy underground [...] Read full article: How El Chapo dug hundreds of narco tunne...→

How Gerry Adams and Ian Paisley inspired Scotland's school for butlers

How Gerry Adams and Ian Paisley inspired Scotland's school for butlers

IT CAN’T be happening. Not in Paisley. A school for butlers? That’s like training sea captains from a base in the Sahara. Or goat herders in the middle of Manh [...] Read full article: How Gerry Adams and Ian Paisley inspired...→

Internment of Gerry Adams in 1970s was improperly authorised

Internment of Gerry Adams in 1970s was improperly authorised

Supreme CourtPublished May 22, 2020Regina v AdamsBefore Lord Kerr of Tonaghmore, Lady Black, Lord Lloyd-Jones, Lord Kitchin and Lord Burnett of Maldon, Lord Ch [...] Read full article: Internment of Gerry Adams in 1970s was i...→

Kenny Donaldson: Victims of terrorism are dismayed by the Supreme Court ruling on Gerry Adams

Innocent victims and survivors of Provisional IRA terrorism, and others impacted by terrorism whether here or across the world are dismayed by the judgement ha [...] Read full article: Kenny Donaldson: Victims of terrorism ar...→

Malachi O'Doherty: Gerry Adams has had his conviction for attempting to break out of Long Kesh overturned... but was he really trying to escape?

Malachi O'Doherty: Gerry Adams has had his conviction for attempting to break out of Long Kesh overturned... but was he really trying to escape?

So, Gerry Adams isn't a convicted criminal after all. As a life-long republican, the closest associate of green-booked IRA volunteers, who had been told to exp [...] Read full article: Malachi O'Doherty: Gerry Adams has had h...→

Court quashes Gerry Adams jailbreak convictions

Court quashes Gerry Adams jailbreak convictions

Gerry Adams has had his convictions for trying to escape prison in the 1970s overturned by the UK’s highest court after it ruled that his detention was unlawfu [...] Read full article: Court quashes Gerry Adams jailbreak conv...→

Gerry Adams wins Supreme Court appeal against Maze jail-break convictions

Gerry Adams wins Supreme Court appeal against Maze jail-break convictions

Gerry Adams has overturned two convictions for attempting to escape from the Maze Prison in Northern Ireland 45 years ago after the UK’s highest court ruled th [...] Read full article: Gerry Adams wins Supreme Court appeal ag...→

Gerry Adams illegally held during Troubles, supreme court rules

Gerry Adams illegally held during Troubles, supreme court rules

Ex-Sinn Féin leader wins fight to overturn two convictions for attempting to escape from Maze prison Read full article: Gerry Adams illegally held during Troubl...→

Mice, drugs and escape fears - the final months of prison revealed

Mice, drugs and escape fears - the final months of prison revealed

The closure of Hewell Grange in Bromsgrove saw a remarkable turnaround in staff inmate relationships Read full article: Mice, drugs and escape fears - the final...→

Eilis O'Hanlon: How Gerry Adams tried to put some distance between Bobby Storey and real tale of his past

Eilis O'Hanlon: How Gerry Adams tried to put some distance between Bobby Storey and real tale of his past

American writer Toni Morrison once observed: "Now that I'm 84, I remember everything as a mistake, and I regret everything. I go back over my life and you pick [...] Read full article: Eilis O'Hanlon: How Gerry Adams tried to...→

Prison dog handler, 58, wins nearly £100,000 compensation

Prison dog handler, 58, wins nearly £100,000 compensation

A champion prison dog handler has won nearly £100,000 compensation because he was told he couldn't come back to work after his award-winning dog Chester had to [...] Read full article: Prison dog handler, 58, wins nearly £100...→

NIO minister at the time of Gerry Adams’ internment slams the Supreme Court ruling that cleared the Sinn Fein president

A former government minister at the time of Gerry Adams’ internment has added his weight to calls for an urgent change in the law after the convictions of the [...] Read full article: NIO minister at the time of Gerry Adams’...→

Northern Ireland electoral boundaries plan quashed as Belfast man wins court appeal

Northern Ireland electoral boundaries plan quashed as Belfast man wins court appeal

Proposals for redrawing electoral constituencies in Northern Ireland are to be quashed, the Court of Appeal ruled today. Read full article: Northern Ireland electoral boundaries pl...→

A devastating analysis of the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Gerry Adams case

For years now the News Letter has been highlighting the unpardonable saga of how the legacy of terror has turned against a state that prevented it. Read full article: A devastating analysis of the Supreme Co...→

Was it really illegal to intern Gerry Adams?

Was it really illegal to intern Gerry Adams?

The Supreme Court ruling in his favour raises troubling questions about the role of 'lawfare' in our society Read full article: Was it really illegal to intern Gerry Ad...→

Hundreds more legal actions follow Gerry Adams internment judgement in Supreme Court

At least 230 new legal challenges have been launched by former internees just two weeks after Gerry Adams had two convictions quashed by the Supreme Court. Read full article: Hundreds more legal actions follow Gerry...→

Jeremy Bamber to appeal against murder convictions with 'new evidence' tomorrow

Jeremy Bamber to appeal against murder convictions with 'new evidence' tomorrow

Bamber, 59, was jailed for life after killing his parents, sister and her twin six-year-old boys at their Essex home in 1985 – but his lawyers have argued that [...] Read full article: Jeremy Bamber to appeal against murder c...→

Woman who won appeal over killing husband wins inheritance fight

Woman who won appeal over killing husband wins inheritance fight

A woman who beat her husband to death with a hammer after suffering decades of emotional abuse is entitled to inherit the family estate, a High Court judge has [...] Read full article: Woman who won appeal over killing husban...→

How Gerry Adams and Ian Paisley inspired Scotland's school for butlers

How Gerry Adams and Ian Paisley inspired Scotland's school for butlers

IT CAN’T be happening. Not in Paisley. A school for butlers? That’s like training sea captains from a base in the Sahara. Or goat herders in the middle of Manh [...] Read full article: How Gerry Adams and Ian Paisley inspired...→

We ought to be told why Gerry Adams was thought to need legal aid

Following press reports that Gerry Adams had received legal aid to fund his challenge to two convictions for attempted escape I wrote to the Legal Services Age [...] Read full article: We ought to be told why Gerry Adams was ...→

UUP's Beattie wants legal aid probe after Gerry Adams' £100k bill to overturn escape convictions

UUP's Beattie wants legal aid probe after Gerry Adams' £100k bill to overturn escape convictions

A unionist MLA has called for a “root and branch” investigation after it emerged the former Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams received over £100,000 in legal aid [...] Read full article: UUP's Beattie wants legal aid probe afte...→

Kenny Donaldson: Victims of terrorism are dismayed by the Supreme Court ruling on Gerry Adams

Innocent victims and survivors of Provisional IRA terrorism, and others impacted by terrorism whether here or across the world are dismayed by the judgement ha [...] Read full article: Kenny Donaldson: Victims of terrorism ar...→

Gerry Adams: Security veteran says pressure on the state at time of internment was ‘impossible’ thanks to IRA ‘bedlam’

An ex-Special Branch officer has urged people to remember the “bedlam” which had engulfed Northern Ireland during the time of internment. Read full article: Gerry Adams: Security veteran says press...→

Gerry Adams court ruling will cause 'anger and bewilderment' to IRA's victims, say unionist politicians

Gerry Adams court ruling will cause 'anger and bewilderment' to IRA's victims, say unionist politicians

Unionist politicians have said the Supreme Court's decision to quash Gerry Adams' convictions will cause "anger and bewilderment" for IRA victims. Read full article: Gerry Adams court ruling will cause 'ang...→

Court quashes Gerry Adams jailbreak convictions

Court quashes Gerry Adams jailbreak convictions

Gerry Adams has had his convictions for trying to escape prison in the 1970s overturned by the UK’s highest court after it ruled that his detention was unlawfu [...] Read full article: Court quashes Gerry Adams jailbreak conv...→

Gerry Adams’ prison escape convictions during Troubles overturned

Gerry Adams’ prison escape convictions during Troubles overturned

Wednesday, 13 May 2020 | 8.3°C Belfast... Gerry Adams speaking in Belfast, his convictions for attempting to escape from prison in the 1970s have been overturn [...] Read full article: Gerry Adams’ prison escape convictions d...→

Supreme Court overturns Gerry Adams' prison escape conviction

Supreme Court overturns Gerry Adams' prison escape conviction

The former Sinn Fein leader claimed his two 1975 convictions were unsafe because his detention was not “personally considered” by a senior… Read full article: Supreme Court overturns Gerry Adams' pri...→

Gerry Adams illegally held during Troubles, supreme court rules

Gerry Adams illegally held during Troubles, supreme court rules

Ex-Sinn Féin leader wins fight to overturn two convictions for attempting to escape from Maze prison Read full article: Gerry Adams illegally held during Troubl...→

Police appeal for help to trace man, 34, wanted on recall to prison

Police appeal for help to trace man, 34, wanted on recall to prison

James Keighron was released from jail in May 2020 but is wanted for breaching the terms of his licence Read full article: Police appeal for help to trace man, 34,...→

Supreme Court’s Gerry Adams decision has left the law in an awful mess

Supreme Court’s Gerry Adams decision has left the law in an awful mess

The Supreme Court surprised many people when it decided in May that Gerry Adams, the former leader of Sinn Fein, was unlawfully detained in 1973 under the inte [...] Read full article: Supreme Court’s Gerry Adams decision has...→

Wife of British businessman in Dubai prison urges Dominic Raab to appeal for clemency

Wife of British businessman in Dubai prison urges Dominic Raab to appeal for clemency

Heather Cornelius writes to Dominic Raab, appealing for him to intervene with Gulf kingdom's authorities on behalf of her husband, Ryan Read full article: Wife of British businessman in Dubai pri...→

Disgraced comedian Bill Cosby wins right to appeal sex assault conviction

Disgraced comedian Bill Cosby wins right to appeal sex assault conviction

Bill Cosby, 82, has been granted the right to appeal his 2018 sexual assault conviction. The comedian is currently serving a three to 10 year sentence after be [...] Read full article: Disgraced comedian Bill Cosby wins right...→

Oxford professor: The Supreme Court ruling on Gerry Adams poses a very serious challenge to the ordinary functioning of government

This essay by Professor Ekins first appeared on the website conservativehome.com and it summarises a paper he wrote with Sir Stephen Laws for the influential t [...] Read full article: Oxford professor: The Supreme Court ruli...→

Legal experts sharply criticise the Supreme Court ruling on Gerry Adams

The Supreme Court decision to quash the convictions of Gerry Adams has been strongly criticised by two of the top legal minds in Britain. Read full article: Legal experts sharply criticise the Supr...→

Gerry Adams court victory 'could open door to more claims'

Gerry Adams court victory 'could open door to more claims'

Gerry Adams' successful appeal at the UK Supreme Court to overturn his convictions for attempting to escape from Long Kesh in the 1970s could "open the door" t [...] Read full article: Gerry Adams court victory 'could open do...→

Nearly 50 republican and loyalist internees to sue state after Gerry Adams verdict

Nearly 50 republican and loyalist internees to sue state after Gerry Adams verdict

Nearly 50 republicans and loyalists interned without trial at the height of the Troubles in Northern Ireland are to sue the British state, it emerged on Friday [...] Read full article: Nearly 50 republican and loyalist intern...→

How El Chapo dug hundreds of narco tunnels with RAILWAYS to escape prison and make millions smuggling tonnes of drugs

How El Chapo dug hundreds of narco tunnels with RAILWAYS to escape prison and make millions smuggling tonnes of drugs

AS armed agents stand guard on the US-Mexico border, ruthless cartels work night and day to smuggle millions of dollars worth of drugs in a shadowy underground [...] Read full article: How El Chapo dug hundreds of narco tunne...→

The Supreme Court ruling on Gerry Adams was not a surprise

In The Politics of the Judiciary, Griffith, J.A.G. (1991, 4th edn), London, Fontana, it is argued that the judiciary serves as an ‘essential part of the system [...] Read full article: The Supreme Court ruling on Gerry Adams ...→

Jim Allister: We should be told why anyone thought that Gerry Adams was deserving of legal aid

‘Consecrated female virgins’ and married men could have role in Roman Catholic church... • Jim Allister QC is leader of Traditional Unionist Voice and MLA for [...] Read full article: Jim Allister: We should be told why anyo...→

Internment of Gerry Adams in 1970s was improperly authorised

Internment of Gerry Adams in 1970s was improperly authorised

Supreme CourtPublished May 22, 2020Regina v AdamsBefore Lord Kerr of Tonaghmore, Lady Black, Lord Lloyd-Jones, Lord Kitchin and Lord Burnett of Maldon, Lord Ch [...] Read full article: Internment of Gerry Adams in 1970s was i...→

Seamus Collins, who acted for Gerry Adams over quashed jailbreak convictions

Seamus Collins, who acted for Gerry Adams over quashed jailbreak convictions

Seamus Collins, a partner at PJ McGrory & Co in Belfast, acted for Gerry Adams, the former president of Sinn Fein, in the Supreme Court. Five justices unanimou [...] Read full article: Seamus Collins, who acted for Gerry Adam...→

Trevor Ringland: The Supreme Court ruling in the Gerry Adams case walked on graves of judges murdered by IRA

It must have been particularly sickening for a judge from Northern Ireland, Lord Justice Brian Kerr to have to quash Gerry Adams’ convictions. Read full article: Trevor Ringland: The Supreme Court rulin...→

Malachi O'Doherty: Gerry Adams has had his conviction for attempting to break out of Long Kesh overturned... but was he really trying to escape?

Malachi O'Doherty: Gerry Adams has had his conviction for attempting to break out of Long Kesh overturned... but was he really trying to escape?

So, Gerry Adams isn't a convicted criminal after all. As a life-long republican, the closest associate of green-booked IRA volunteers, who had been told to exp [...] Read full article: Malachi O'Doherty: Gerry Adams has had h...→

Decision to erase Gerry Adams' criminal record called a 'sick joke'

Decision to erase Gerry Adams' criminal record called a 'sick joke'

Hundreds of former paramilitary suspects could win compensation after the Supreme Court erased Gerry Adams' criminal record as his original detention in 1973 w [...] Read full article: Decision to erase Gerry Adams' criminal ...→

Judges quash Gerry Adams’ jail-breaking convictions

Judges quash Gerry Adams’ jail-breaking convictions

The audacious plan to spring Gerry Adams from the Maze prison in 1974 involved kidnapping a lookalike at a Belfast bus stop, dying his hair, adding a false bea [...] Read full article: Judges quash Gerry Adams’ jail-breaking ...→

Gerry Adams wins Supreme Court appeal against Maze jail-break convictions

Gerry Adams wins Supreme Court appeal against Maze jail-break convictions

Gerry Adams has overturned two convictions for attempting to escape from the Maze Prison in Northern Ireland 45 years ago after the UK’s highest court ruled th [...] Read full article: Gerry Adams wins Supreme Court appeal ag...→

Gerry Adams wins Supreme Court appeal over 1970s Maze prison escape convictions

Gerry Adams wins Supreme Court appeal over 1970s Maze prison escape convictions

Adams' detention was unlawful, hence his convictions of attempting to escape from lawful custody were, likewise, unlawful, said Lord Kerr Read full article: Gerry Adams wins Supreme Court appeal ov...→

Gerry Adams wins appeal against 2 convictions for attempting prison escape

Gerry Adams wins appeal against 2 convictions for attempting prison escape

GERRY Adams’ historic convictions for attempting to escape from the Maze Prison in the 1970s have been overturned by the UK’s highest court after it ruled that [...] Read full article: Gerry Adams wins appeal against 2 convic...→

Police appeal for help to trace man, 34, wanted on recall to prison

Police appeal for help to trace man, 34, wanted on recall to prison

James Keighron was released from jail in May 2020 but is wanted for breaching the terms of his licence Read full article: Police appeal for help to trace man, 34,...→

Mice, drugs and escape fears - the final months of prison revealed

Mice, drugs and escape fears - the final months of prison revealed

The closure of Hewell Grange in Bromsgrove saw a remarkable turnaround in staff inmate relationships Read full article: Mice, drugs and escape fears - the final...→

Supreme Court’s Gerry Adams decision has left the law in an awful mess

Supreme Court’s Gerry Adams decision has left the law in an awful mess

The Supreme Court surprised many people when it decided in May that Gerry Adams, the former leader of Sinn Fein, was unlawfully detained in 1973 under the inte [...] Read full article: Supreme Court’s Gerry Adams decision has...→

Eilis O'Hanlon: How Gerry Adams tried to put some distance between Bobby Storey and real tale of his past

Eilis O'Hanlon: How Gerry Adams tried to put some distance between Bobby Storey and real tale of his past

American writer Toni Morrison once observed: "Now that I'm 84, I remember everything as a mistake, and I regret everything. I go back over my life and you pick [...] Read full article: Eilis O'Hanlon: How Gerry Adams tried to...→

Wife of British businessman in Dubai prison urges Dominic Raab to appeal for clemency

Wife of British businessman in Dubai prison urges Dominic Raab to appeal for clemency

Heather Cornelius writes to Dominic Raab, appealing for him to intervene with Gulf kingdom's authorities on behalf of her husband, Ryan Read full article: Wife of British businessman in Dubai pri...→

Disgraced comedian Bill Cosby wins right to appeal sex assault conviction

Disgraced comedian Bill Cosby wins right to appeal sex assault conviction

Bill Cosby, 82, has been granted the right to appeal his 2018 sexual assault conviction. The comedian is currently serving a three to 10 year sentence after be [...] Read full article: Disgraced comedian Bill Cosby wins right...→

Prison dog handler, 58, wins nearly £100,000 compensation

Prison dog handler, 58, wins nearly £100,000 compensation

A champion prison dog handler has won nearly £100,000 compensation because he was told he couldn't come back to work after his award-winning dog Chester had to [...] Read full article: Prison dog handler, 58, wins nearly £100...→

NIO minister at the time of Gerry Adams’ internment slams the Supreme Court ruling that cleared the Sinn Fein president

A former government minister at the time of Gerry Adams’ internment has added his weight to calls for an urgent change in the law after the convictions of the [...] Read full article: NIO minister at the time of Gerry Adams’...→

Northern Ireland electoral boundaries plan quashed as Belfast man wins court appeal

Northern Ireland electoral boundaries plan quashed as Belfast man wins court appeal

Proposals for redrawing electoral constituencies in Northern Ireland are to be quashed, the Court of Appeal ruled today. Read full article: Northern Ireland electoral boundaries pl...→

Oxford professor: The Supreme Court ruling on Gerry Adams poses a very serious challenge to the ordinary functioning of government

This essay by Professor Ekins first appeared on the website conservativehome.com and it summarises a paper he wrote with Sir Stephen Laws for the influential t [...] Read full article: Oxford professor: The Supreme Court ruli...→

A devastating analysis of the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Gerry Adams case

For years now the News Letter has been highlighting the unpardonable saga of how the legacy of terror has turned against a state that prevented it. Read full article: A devastating analysis of the Supreme Co...→

Legal experts sharply criticise the Supreme Court ruling on Gerry Adams

The Supreme Court decision to quash the convictions of Gerry Adams has been strongly criticised by two of the top legal minds in Britain. Read full article: Legal experts sharply criticise the Supr...→

Was it really illegal to intern Gerry Adams?

Was it really illegal to intern Gerry Adams?

The Supreme Court ruling in his favour raises troubling questions about the role of 'lawfare' in our society Read full article: Was it really illegal to intern Gerry Ad...→

Gerry Adams court victory 'could open door to more claims'

Gerry Adams court victory 'could open door to more claims'

Gerry Adams' successful appeal at the UK Supreme Court to overturn his convictions for attempting to escape from Long Kesh in the 1970s could "open the door" t [...] Read full article: Gerry Adams court victory 'could open do...→

Hundreds more legal actions follow Gerry Adams internment judgement in Supreme Court

At least 230 new legal challenges have been launched by former internees just two weeks after Gerry Adams had two convictions quashed by the Supreme Court. Read full article: Hundreds more legal actions follow Gerry...→

Nearly 50 republican and loyalist internees to sue state after Gerry Adams verdict

Nearly 50 republican and loyalist internees to sue state after Gerry Adams verdict

Nearly 50 republicans and loyalists interned without trial at the height of the Troubles in Northern Ireland are to sue the British state, it emerged on Friday [...] Read full article: Nearly 50 republican and loyalist intern...→

Jeremy Bamber to appeal against murder convictions with 'new evidence' tomorrow

Jeremy Bamber to appeal against murder convictions with 'new evidence' tomorrow

Bamber, 59, was jailed for life after killing his parents, sister and her twin six-year-old boys at their Essex home in 1985 – but his lawyers have argued that [...] Read full article: Jeremy Bamber to appeal against murder c...→

How El Chapo dug hundreds of narco tunnels with RAILWAYS to escape prison and make millions smuggling tonnes of drugs

How El Chapo dug hundreds of narco tunnels with RAILWAYS to escape prison and make millions smuggling tonnes of drugs

AS armed agents stand guard on the US-Mexico border, ruthless cartels work night and day to smuggle millions of dollars worth of drugs in a shadowy underground [...] Read full article: How El Chapo dug hundreds of narco tunne...→

Woman who won appeal over killing husband wins inheritance fight

Woman who won appeal over killing husband wins inheritance fight

A woman who beat her husband to death with a hammer after suffering decades of emotional abuse is entitled to inherit the family estate, a High Court judge has [...] Read full article: Woman who won appeal over killing husban...→

The Supreme Court ruling on Gerry Adams was not a surprise

In The Politics of the Judiciary, Griffith, J.A.G. (1991, 4th edn), London, Fontana, it is argued that the judiciary serves as an ‘essential part of the system [...] Read full article: The Supreme Court ruling on Gerry Adams ...→

How Gerry Adams and Ian Paisley inspired Scotland's school for butlers

How Gerry Adams and Ian Paisley inspired Scotland's school for butlers

IT CAN’T be happening. Not in Paisley. A school for butlers? That’s like training sea captains from a base in the Sahara. Or goat herders in the middle of Manh [...] Read full article: How Gerry Adams and Ian Paisley inspired...→

Jim Allister: We should be told why anyone thought that Gerry Adams was deserving of legal aid

‘Consecrated female virgins’ and married men could have role in Roman Catholic church... • Jim Allister QC is leader of Traditional Unionist Voice and MLA for [...] Read full article: Jim Allister: We should be told why anyo...→

We ought to be told why Gerry Adams was thought to need legal aid

Following press reports that Gerry Adams had received legal aid to fund his challenge to two convictions for attempted escape I wrote to the Legal Services Age [...] Read full article: We ought to be told why Gerry Adams was ...→

Internment of Gerry Adams in 1970s was improperly authorised

Internment of Gerry Adams in 1970s was improperly authorised

Supreme CourtPublished May 22, 2020Regina v AdamsBefore Lord Kerr of Tonaghmore, Lady Black, Lord Lloyd-Jones, Lord Kitchin and Lord Burnett of Maldon, Lord Ch [...] Read full article: Internment of Gerry Adams in 1970s was i...→

UUP's Beattie wants legal aid probe after Gerry Adams' £100k bill to overturn escape convictions

UUP's Beattie wants legal aid probe after Gerry Adams' £100k bill to overturn escape convictions

A unionist MLA has called for a “root and branch” investigation after it emerged the former Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams received over £100,000 in legal aid [...] Read full article: UUP's Beattie wants legal aid probe afte...→

Seamus Collins, who acted for Gerry Adams over quashed jailbreak convictions

Seamus Collins, who acted for Gerry Adams over quashed jailbreak convictions

Seamus Collins, a partner at PJ McGrory & Co in Belfast, acted for Gerry Adams, the former president of Sinn Fein, in the Supreme Court. Five justices unanimou [...] Read full article: Seamus Collins, who acted for Gerry Adam...→

Kenny Donaldson: Victims of terrorism are dismayed by the Supreme Court ruling on Gerry Adams

Innocent victims and survivors of Provisional IRA terrorism, and others impacted by terrorism whether here or across the world are dismayed by the judgement ha [...] Read full article: Kenny Donaldson: Victims of terrorism ar...→

Trevor Ringland: The Supreme Court ruling in the Gerry Adams case walked on graves of judges murdered by IRA

It must have been particularly sickening for a judge from Northern Ireland, Lord Justice Brian Kerr to have to quash Gerry Adams’ convictions. Read full article: Trevor Ringland: The Supreme Court rulin...→

Gerry Adams: Security veteran says pressure on the state at time of internment was ‘impossible’ thanks to IRA ‘bedlam’

An ex-Special Branch officer has urged people to remember the “bedlam” which had engulfed Northern Ireland during the time of internment. Read full article: Gerry Adams: Security veteran says press...→

Malachi O'Doherty: Gerry Adams has had his conviction for attempting to break out of Long Kesh overturned... but was he really trying to escape?

Malachi O'Doherty: Gerry Adams has had his conviction for attempting to break out of Long Kesh overturned... but was he really trying to escape?

So, Gerry Adams isn't a convicted criminal after all. As a life-long republican, the closest associate of green-booked IRA volunteers, who had been told to exp [...] Read full article: Malachi O'Doherty: Gerry Adams has had h...→

Gerry Adams court ruling will cause 'anger and bewilderment' to IRA's victims, say unionist politicians

Gerry Adams court ruling will cause 'anger and bewilderment' to IRA's victims, say unionist politicians

Unionist politicians have said the Supreme Court's decision to quash Gerry Adams' convictions will cause "anger and bewilderment" for IRA victims. Read full article: Gerry Adams court ruling will cause 'ang...→

Decision to erase Gerry Adams' criminal record called a 'sick joke'

Decision to erase Gerry Adams' criminal record called a 'sick joke'

Hundreds of former paramilitary suspects could win compensation after the Supreme Court erased Gerry Adams' criminal record as his original detention in 1973 w [...] Read full article: Decision to erase Gerry Adams' criminal ...→

Court quashes Gerry Adams jailbreak convictions

Court quashes Gerry Adams jailbreak convictions

Gerry Adams has had his convictions for trying to escape prison in the 1970s overturned by the UK’s highest court after it ruled that his detention was unlawfu [...] Read full article: Court quashes Gerry Adams jailbreak conv...→

Judges quash Gerry Adams’ jail-breaking convictions

Judges quash Gerry Adams’ jail-breaking convictions

The audacious plan to spring Gerry Adams from the Maze prison in 1974 involved kidnapping a lookalike at a Belfast bus stop, dying his hair, adding a false bea [...] Read full article: Judges quash Gerry Adams’ jail-breaking ...→

Gerry Adams’ prison escape convictions during Troubles overturned

Gerry Adams’ prison escape convictions during Troubles overturned

Wednesday, 13 May 2020 | 8.3°C Belfast... Gerry Adams speaking in Belfast, his convictions for attempting to escape from prison in the 1970s have been overturn [...] Read full article: Gerry Adams’ prison escape convictions d...→

Gerry Adams wins Supreme Court appeal against Maze jail-break convictions

Gerry Adams wins Supreme Court appeal against Maze jail-break convictions

Gerry Adams has overturned two convictions for attempting to escape from the Maze Prison in Northern Ireland 45 years ago after the UK’s highest court ruled th [...] Read full article: Gerry Adams wins Supreme Court appeal ag...→

Supreme Court overturns Gerry Adams' prison escape conviction

Supreme Court overturns Gerry Adams' prison escape conviction

The former Sinn Fein leader claimed his two 1975 convictions were unsafe because his detention was not “personally considered” by a senior… Read full article: Supreme Court overturns Gerry Adams' pri...→

Gerry Adams wins Supreme Court appeal over 1970s Maze prison escape convictions

Gerry Adams wins Supreme Court appeal over 1970s Maze prison escape convictions

Adams' detention was unlawful, hence his convictions of attempting to escape from lawful custody were, likewise, unlawful, said Lord Kerr Read full article: Gerry Adams wins Supreme Court appeal ov...→

Gerry Adams illegally held during Troubles, supreme court rules

Gerry Adams illegally held during Troubles, supreme court rules

Ex-Sinn Féin leader wins fight to overturn two convictions for attempting to escape from Maze prison Read full article: Gerry Adams illegally held during Troubl...→

Gerry Adams wins appeal against 2 convictions for attempting prison escape

Gerry Adams wins appeal against 2 convictions for attempting prison escape

GERRY Adams’ historic convictions for attempting to escape from the Maze Prison in the 1970s have been overturned by the UK’s highest court after it ruled that [...] Read full article: Gerry Adams wins appeal against 2 convic...→