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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...→

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...→

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...→

Shamima Begum runs up £30,000 legal aid bill fighting to return to UK

Shamima Begum runs up £30,000 legal aid bill fighting to return to UK

Shamima Begum believes her citizenship should be restored'. Ms Begum has cost the taxpayer £14,500 already, but time in court and Home Office staff costs could [...] Read full article: Shamima Begum runs up £30,000 legal aid ...→

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...→

'Illegal' £35m state aid for ferries faces legal challenge

'Illegal' £35m state aid for ferries faces legal challenge

The Department for Transport faces a juidical review over its bailout to protect ferry routes for freight during the pandemic Read full article: 'Illegal' £35m state aid for ferries fac...→

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...→

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...→

Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams was elected in 1983 and became the first Sinn Fein

Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams was elected in 1983 and became the first Sinn Fein MP elected to the House of Commons since the mid-1950s. Following his election [...] Read full article: Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams was elected...→

Serial rapist used £85,000 in legal aid for trial he refused to attend

Serial rapist used £85,000 in legal aid for trial he refused to attend

SERIAL rapist Joseph McCann used £85,490 in legal aid for his trial last year — which he refused to attend. He also used £6,042 for a 2017 burglary trial, an i [...] Read full article: Serial rapist used £85,000 in legal aid ...→

Prosecutor threatened with legal action over failure to probe Dominic Cummings

Prosecutor threatened with legal action over failure to probe Dominic Cummings

A legal team, headed by top barrister Michael Mansfield, has twice written to Max Hill, expressing concern that no action has yet been taken against Boris John [...] Read full article: Prosecutor threatened with legal action ...→

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 ...→

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...→

Doug Beattie calls for independent review of NI legal aid bill

UUP justice spokesman Doug Beattie has called for a review of NI’s legal aid, asking how comparatively wealthy Gerry Adams can qualify for it when so many vict [...] Read full article: Doug Beattie calls for independent revie...→

Beattie pleads case of victims after Adams’ legal aid bill topped £100k

Beattie pleads case of victims after Adams’ legal aid bill topped £100k

A unionist MLA has hit out after it emerged former Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams received more than £100,000 in legal aid for a court challenge over his Maze [...] Read full article: Beattie pleads case of victims after Ada...→

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...→

Legal challenge over 'failure' to probe Dominic Cummings lockdown trip

Legal challenge over 'failure' to probe Dominic Cummings lockdown trip

The Director of Public Prosecutions is facing a High Court legal challenge over claims he failed to investigate alleged lockdown breaches by Downing Street adv [...] Read full article: Legal challenge over 'failure' to probe ...→

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...→

Manchester Arena victims hit out at move to give bomber £200,000 in legal aid

Manchester Arena victims hit out at move to give bomber £200,000 in legal aid

MANCHESTER Arena victims hit out at a “disgusting” ­move to give almost £200,000 in legal aid to terrorist Hashem Abedi. Taxpayers funded the convicted 22-year [...] Read full article: Manchester Arena victims hit out at move...→

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...→

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...→

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...→

Serial rapist used £85,000 in legal aid for trial he refused to attend

Serial rapist used £85,000 in legal aid for trial he refused to attend

SERIAL rapist Joseph McCann used £85,490 in legal aid for his trial last year — which he refused to attend. He also used £6,042 for a 2017 burglary trial, an i [...] Read full article: Serial rapist used £85,000 in legal aid ...→

Shamima Begum runs up £30,000 legal aid bill fighting to return to UK

Shamima Begum runs up £30,000 legal aid bill fighting to return to UK

Shamima Begum believes her citizenship should be restored'. Ms Begum has cost the taxpayer £14,500 already, but time in court and Home Office staff costs could [...] Read full article: Shamima Begum runs up £30,000 legal aid ...→

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...→

'Illegal' £35m state aid for ferries faces legal challenge

'Illegal' £35m state aid for ferries faces legal challenge

The Department for Transport faces a juidical review over its bailout to protect ferry routes for freight during the pandemic Read full article: 'Illegal' £35m state aid for ferries fac...→

Manchester Arena victims hit out at move to give bomber £200,000 in legal aid

Manchester Arena victims hit out at move to give bomber £200,000 in legal aid

MANCHESTER Arena victims hit out at a “disgusting” ­move to give almost £200,000 in legal aid to terrorist Hashem Abedi. Taxpayers funded the convicted 22-year [...] Read full article: Manchester Arena victims hit out at move...→

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...→

Beattie pleads case of victims after Adams’ legal aid bill topped £100k

Beattie pleads case of victims after Adams’ legal aid bill topped £100k

A unionist MLA has hit out after it emerged former Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams received more than £100,000 in legal aid for a court challenge over his Maze [...] Read full article: Beattie pleads case of victims after Ada...→

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...→

Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams was elected in 1983 and became the first Sinn Fein

Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams was elected in 1983 and became the first Sinn Fein MP elected to the House of Commons since the mid-1950s. Following his election [...] Read full article: Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams was elected...→

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...→

Legal challenge over 'failure' to probe Dominic Cummings lockdown trip

Legal challenge over 'failure' to probe Dominic Cummings lockdown trip

The Director of Public Prosecutions is facing a High Court legal challenge over claims he failed to investigate alleged lockdown breaches by Downing Street adv [...] Read full article: Legal challenge over 'failure' to probe ...→

Prosecutor threatened with legal action over failure to probe Dominic Cummings

Prosecutor threatened with legal action over failure to probe Dominic Cummings

A legal team, headed by top barrister Michael Mansfield, has twice written to Max Hill, expressing concern that no action has yet been taken against Boris John [...] Read full article: Prosecutor threatened with legal action ...→

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 ...→

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 ...→

Doug Beattie calls for independent review of NI legal aid bill

UUP justice spokesman Doug Beattie has called for a review of NI’s legal aid, asking how comparatively wealthy Gerry Adams can qualify for it when so many vict [...] Read full article: Doug Beattie calls for independent revie...→

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...→

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 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...→

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...→

Serial rapist used £85,000 in legal aid for trial he refused to attend

Serial rapist used £85,000 in legal aid for trial he refused to attend

SERIAL rapist Joseph McCann used £85,490 in legal aid for his trial last year — which he refused to attend. He also used £6,042 for a 2017 burglary trial, an i [...] Read full article: Serial rapist used £85,000 in legal aid ...→

Legal challenge over 'failure' to probe Dominic Cummings lockdown trip

Legal challenge over 'failure' to probe Dominic Cummings lockdown trip

The Director of Public Prosecutions is facing a High Court legal challenge over claims he failed to investigate alleged lockdown breaches by Downing Street adv [...] Read full article: Legal challenge over 'failure' to probe ...→

Shamima Begum runs up £30,000 legal aid bill fighting to return to UK

Shamima Begum runs up £30,000 legal aid bill fighting to return to UK

Shamima Begum believes her citizenship should be restored'. Ms Begum has cost the taxpayer £14,500 already, but time in court and Home Office staff costs could [...] Read full article: Shamima Begum runs up £30,000 legal aid ...→

Prosecutor threatened with legal action over failure to probe Dominic Cummings

Prosecutor threatened with legal action over failure to probe Dominic Cummings

A legal team, headed by top barrister Michael Mansfield, has twice written to Max Hill, expressing concern that no action has yet been taken against Boris John [...] Read full article: Prosecutor threatened with legal action ...→

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...→

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...→

'Illegal' £35m state aid for ferries faces legal challenge

'Illegal' £35m state aid for ferries faces legal challenge

The Department for Transport faces a juidical review over its bailout to protect ferry routes for freight during the pandemic Read full article: 'Illegal' £35m state aid for ferries fac...→

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 ...→

Manchester Arena victims hit out at move to give bomber £200,000 in legal aid

Manchester Arena victims hit out at move to give bomber £200,000 in legal aid

MANCHESTER Arena victims hit out at a “disgusting” ­move to give almost £200,000 in legal aid to terrorist Hashem Abedi. Taxpayers funded the convicted 22-year [...] Read full article: Manchester Arena victims hit out at move...→

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...→

Doug Beattie calls for independent review of NI legal aid bill

UUP justice spokesman Doug Beattie has called for a review of NI’s legal aid, asking how comparatively wealthy Gerry Adams can qualify for it when so many vict [...] Read full article: Doug Beattie calls for independent revie...→

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...→

Beattie pleads case of victims after Adams’ legal aid bill topped £100k

Beattie pleads case of victims after Adams’ legal aid bill topped £100k

A unionist MLA has hit out after it emerged former Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams received more than £100,000 in legal aid for a court challenge over his Maze [...] Read full article: Beattie pleads case of victims after Ada...→

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 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...→

Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams was elected in 1983 and became the first Sinn Fein

Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams was elected in 1983 and became the first Sinn Fein MP elected to the House of Commons since the mid-1950s. Following his election [...] Read full article: Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams was elected...→