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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...→

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...→

As Kate Hoey says, Jim Allister a lone voice against the scandal of special treatment for Sinn Fein/IRA

It amazes me why there is all the surprise at the special treatment of Sinn Fein/IRA in the burial of one of a leading republican terrorist. Read full article: As Kate Hoey says, Jim Allister a lone v...→

Jim Allister: The closure of Roselawn for Bobby Storey raises questions for Belfast city council and its chief executive

The revelation that in addition to a PSNI facilitated glorification event at the republican plot in the cemetery, Belfast City Council abdicated control of Ros [...] Read full article: Jim Allister: The closure of Roselawn fo...→

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...→

Abortion survivor's mum thought she was being told a 'cruel joke'

Abortion survivor's mum thought she was being told a 'cruel joke'

Missy Ohden, 42, from Missouri, has shared her mother Ruth's reaction to discovering her daughter was alive, 36 years after her own mother - a nurse - had perf [...] Read full article: Abortion survivor's mum thought she was ...→

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’...→

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...→

Jim Allister: In truth, the Republic of Ireland acted as a safe haven for republican terrorists

I welcome the call by South East Fermanagh Foundation (Seff) for an independent review into events surrounding the arms trial, a failed attempt to get a shipme [...] Read full article: Jim Allister: In truth, the Republic of ...→

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...→

Jim Allister warns against ‘favouritism’ as schools funding row continues

TUV leader Jim Allister has warned against “favouritism” in school funding amid disappointment from the controlled schools sector over a recent cash injection. Read full article: Jim Allister warns against ‘favouritism’...→

Jim Allister: Paying respects to a terrorist mattered more to Sinn Fein leader than her own laws

For months Michelle O’Neill has joined Arlene Foster at almost daily press conferences stressing the importance of adhering to the coronavirus regulations. Read full article: Jim Allister: Paying respects to a terro...→

Jim Allister: I welcome Loughinisland ruling, which confirms that police have a right to expect probes against them to be properly conducted

I welcome today’s judgement by the Court of Appeal that the Police Ombudsman’s statement about the Loughinisland murders “overstepped the mark” by amounting to [...] Read full article: Jim Allister: I welcome Loughinisland ru...→

Woman ‘thought she was dying’ during ‘Bournemouth rape attack’, court told

Woman ‘thought she was dying’ during ‘Bournemouth rape attack’, court told

A CLEANER thought she was going to die when she was suffocated and violently raped as she walked to work through a Bournemouth's Lower Gardens in… Read full article: Woman ‘thought she was dying’ during ‘Bo...→

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...→

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 ...→

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...→

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...→

Jim Allister: The rules for lighting Stormont were bent for Black Lives Matter, but not for victims of terrorism

Following the decision the Assembly Commission to light Stormont in the colours of the Black Lives Matter movement earlier this month, I tabled a question aski [...] Read full article: Jim Allister: The rules for lighting Sto...→

Kate and Gerry McCann 'could be told within days how Madeleine died'

Kate and Gerry McCann 'could be told within days how Madeleine died'

German detectives say they have one piece of evidence that proves Madeleine died after she vanished. The family's lawyer, Rogerio Alves, will meet them within [...] Read full article: Kate and Gerry McCann 'could be told wit...→

Jim Allister: Unionists on the Policing Board have some questions to answer over the branding and logo saga

Having sent people out to spin the proposed changes to the Police Service of Northern Ireland branding and logo and found that the tissue paper excuses didn’t [...] Read full article: Jim Allister: Unionists on the Policing ...→

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...→

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...→

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...→

As Kate Hoey says, Jim Allister a lone voice against the scandal of special treatment for Sinn Fein/IRA

It amazes me why there is all the surprise at the special treatment of Sinn Fein/IRA in the burial of one of a leading republican terrorist. Read full article: As Kate Hoey says, Jim Allister a lone v...→

Jim Allister warns against ‘favouritism’ as schools funding row continues

TUV leader Jim Allister has warned against “favouritism” in school funding amid disappointment from the controlled schools sector over a recent cash injection. Read full article: Jim Allister warns against ‘favouritism’...→

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...→

Jim Allister: The rules for lighting Stormont were bent for Black Lives Matter, but not for victims of terrorism

Following the decision the Assembly Commission to light Stormont in the colours of the Black Lives Matter movement earlier this month, I tabled a question aski [...] Read full article: Jim Allister: The rules for lighting Sto...→

Jim Allister: I welcome Loughinisland ruling, which confirms that police have a right to expect probes against them to be properly conducted

I welcome today’s judgement by the Court of Appeal that the Police Ombudsman’s statement about the Loughinisland murders “overstepped the mark” by amounting to [...] Read full article: Jim Allister: I welcome Loughinisland ru...→

Jim Allister: Unionists on the Policing Board have some questions to answer over the branding and logo saga

Having sent people out to spin the proposed changes to the Police Service of Northern Ireland branding and logo and found that the tissue paper excuses didn’t [...] Read full article: Jim Allister: Unionists on the Policing ...→

Woman ‘thought she was dying’ during ‘Bournemouth rape attack’, court told

Woman ‘thought she was dying’ during ‘Bournemouth rape attack’, court told

A CLEANER thought she was going to die when she was suffocated and violently raped as she walked to work through a Bournemouth's Lower Gardens in… Read full article: Woman ‘thought she was dying’ during ‘Bo...→

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...→

Jim Allister: In truth, the Republic of Ireland acted as a safe haven for republican terrorists

I welcome the call by South East Fermanagh Foundation (Seff) for an independent review into events surrounding the arms trial, a failed attempt to get a shipme [...] Read full article: Jim Allister: In truth, the Republic of ...→

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...→

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...→

Jim Allister: The closure of Roselawn for Bobby Storey raises questions for Belfast city council and its chief executive

The revelation that in addition to a PSNI facilitated glorification event at the republican plot in the cemetery, Belfast City Council abdicated control of Ros [...] Read full article: Jim Allister: The closure of Roselawn fo...→

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...→

Jim Allister: Paying respects to a terrorist mattered more to Sinn Fein leader than her own laws

For months Michelle O’Neill has joined Arlene Foster at almost daily press conferences stressing the importance of adhering to the coronavirus regulations. Read full article: Jim Allister: Paying respects to a terro...→

Abortion survivor's mum thought she was being told a 'cruel joke'

Abortion survivor's mum thought she was being told a 'cruel joke'

Missy Ohden, 42, from Missouri, has shared her mother Ruth's reaction to discovering her daughter was alive, 36 years after her own mother - a nurse - had perf [...] Read full article: Abortion survivor's mum thought she was ...→

Kate and Gerry McCann 'could be told within days how Madeleine died'

Kate and Gerry McCann 'could be told within days how Madeleine died'

German detectives say they have one piece of evidence that proves Madeleine died after she vanished. The family's lawyer, Rogerio Alves, will meet them within [...] Read full article: Kate and Gerry McCann 'could be told wit...→

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...→

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...→

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 ...→

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...→

As Kate Hoey says, Jim Allister a lone voice against the scandal of special treatment for Sinn Fein/IRA

It amazes me why there is all the surprise at the special treatment of Sinn Fein/IRA in the burial of one of a leading republican terrorist. Read full article: As Kate Hoey says, Jim Allister a lone v...→

Jim Allister: The closure of Roselawn for Bobby Storey raises questions for Belfast city council and its chief executive

The revelation that in addition to a PSNI facilitated glorification event at the republican plot in the cemetery, Belfast City Council abdicated control of Ros [...] Read full article: Jim Allister: The closure of Roselawn fo...→

Jim Allister warns against ‘favouritism’ as schools funding row continues

TUV leader Jim Allister has warned against “favouritism” in school funding amid disappointment from the controlled schools sector over a recent cash injection. Read full article: Jim Allister warns against ‘favouritism’...→

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...→

Jim Allister: Paying respects to a terrorist mattered more to Sinn Fein leader than her own laws

For months Michelle O’Neill has joined Arlene Foster at almost daily press conferences stressing the importance of adhering to the coronavirus regulations. Read full article: Jim Allister: Paying respects to a terro...→

Jim Allister: The rules for lighting Stormont were bent for Black Lives Matter, but not for victims of terrorism

Following the decision the Assembly Commission to light Stormont in the colours of the Black Lives Matter movement earlier this month, I tabled a question aski [...] Read full article: Jim Allister: The rules for lighting Sto...→

Abortion survivor's mum thought she was being told a 'cruel joke'

Abortion survivor's mum thought she was being told a 'cruel joke'

Missy Ohden, 42, from Missouri, has shared her mother Ruth's reaction to discovering her daughter was alive, 36 years after her own mother - a nurse - had perf [...] Read full article: Abortion survivor's mum thought she was ...→

Jim Allister: I welcome Loughinisland ruling, which confirms that police have a right to expect probes against them to be properly conducted

I welcome today’s judgement by the Court of Appeal that the Police Ombudsman’s statement about the Loughinisland murders “overstepped the mark” by amounting to [...] Read full article: Jim Allister: I welcome Loughinisland ru...→

Kate and Gerry McCann 'could be told within days how Madeleine died'

Kate and Gerry McCann 'could be told within days how Madeleine died'

German detectives say they have one piece of evidence that proves Madeleine died after she vanished. The family's lawyer, Rogerio Alves, will meet them within [...] Read full article: Kate and Gerry McCann 'could be told wit...→

Jim Allister: Unionists on the Policing Board have some questions to answer over the branding and logo saga

Having sent people out to spin the proposed changes to the Police Service of Northern Ireland branding and logo and found that the tissue paper excuses didn’t [...] Read full article: Jim Allister: Unionists on the Policing ...→

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’...→

Woman ‘thought she was dying’ during ‘Bournemouth rape attack’, court told

Woman ‘thought she was dying’ during ‘Bournemouth rape attack’, court told

A CLEANER thought she was going to die when she was suffocated and violently raped as she walked to work through a Bournemouth's Lower Gardens in… Read full article: Woman ‘thought she was dying’ during ‘Bo...→

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...→

Jim Allister: In truth, the Republic of Ireland acted as a safe haven for republican terrorists

I welcome the call by South East Fermanagh Foundation (Seff) for an independent review into events surrounding the arms trial, a failed attempt to get a shipme [...] Read full article: Jim Allister: In truth, the Republic of ...→

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...→

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...→