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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...→
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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...→
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Many of us in England would help fund civil cases against terrorists

There is good precedent for using civil action against terrorists, as Trevor Ringland suggests (‘The Supreme Court ruling in the Gerry Adams case walked on gra [...]

Read full article: Many of us in England would help fund ci...→

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...→
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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...→
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
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

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...→

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
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...→
  • #Gerry Adams
Tom Kelly: Why Mary Lou McDonald is a prisoner of her mentors' narrative about the IRA's 'armed struggle'

Tom Kelly: Why Mary Lou McDonald is a prisoner of her mentors' narrative about the IRA's 'armed struggle'

There is much to be admired about the Sinn Fein president, Mary Lou McDonald. She is an articulate politician and a staunch advocate for social change. Ms McDo [...]

Read full article: Tom Kelly: Why Mary Lou McDonald is a pr...→

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 ...→
  • #Gerry Adams

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...→
Alban Maginness: Judgment in the Adams case was the right one ... unlike grotesque so-called justice meted out by IRA

Alban Maginness: Judgment in the Adams case was the right one ... unlike grotesque so-called justice meted out by IRA

The quashing by the Supreme Court in London of Gerry Adams's convictions for attempting to escape from Long Kesh in the 1970s has simultaneously delighted repu [...]

Read full article: Alban Maginness: Judgment in the Adams c...→

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...→

Adams ruling is another legacy case about which UK should end its silence

Gerry Adams’ two convictions for attempting to escape from jail in the 1970s were overturned yesterday by the Supreme Court in London.

Read full article: Adams ruling is another legacy case abou...→
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...→
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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...→
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Gerry Adams wins appeal against convictions for trying to escape jail

Gerry Adams wins appeal against convictions for trying to escape jail

Gerry Adams has won a Supreme Court appeal against two historic convictions for trying to escape from the Maze Prison in the 1970s. The former Sinn Fein leader [...]

Read full article: Gerry Adams wins appeal against convicti...→
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Ruth Dudley Edwards: He's keeping a lowish profile, but Mr Adams still remains very significant within Sinn Fein

Ruth Dudley Edwards: He's keeping a lowish profile, but Mr Adams still remains very significant within Sinn Fein

Gerry Adams hasn't gone away, you know. My dear little friend Lyra McKee had a keen sense of fun, so she would have seen the black humour in this.

Read full article: Ruth Dudley Edwards: He's keeping a lowi...→

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
IRA terrorists may have convictions quashed by Supreme Court ruling

IRA terrorists may have convictions quashed by Supreme Court ruling

Hundreds of IRA terrorists could have their convictions quashed after the Supreme Court upheld a complaint from former IRA man turned Sinn Fein president Gerry [...]

Read full article: IRA terrorists may have convictions quas...→
  • #Gerry Adams

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...→
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...→

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...→
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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...→
  • #Gerry Adams
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
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...→

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
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...→
  • #Gerry Adams

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 ...→
Tom Kelly: Why Mary Lou McDonald is a prisoner of her mentors' narrative about the IRA's 'armed struggle'

Tom Kelly: Why Mary Lou McDonald is a prisoner of her mentors' narrative about the IRA's 'armed struggle'

There is much to be admired about the Sinn Fein president, Mary Lou McDonald. She is an articulate politician and a staunch advocate for social change. Ms McDo [...]

Read full article: Tom Kelly: Why Mary Lou McDonald is a pr...→

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...→

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...→
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...→
  • #Gerry Adams
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...→
  • #Gerry Adams
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
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

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...→
Ruth Dudley Edwards: He's keeping a lowish profile, but Mr Adams still remains very significant within Sinn Fein

Ruth Dudley Edwards: He's keeping a lowish profile, but Mr Adams still remains very significant within Sinn Fein

Gerry Adams hasn't gone away, you know. My dear little friend Lyra McKee had a keen sense of fun, so she would have seen the black humour in this.

Read full article: Ruth Dudley Edwards: He's keeping a lowi...→

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
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
IRA terrorists may have convictions quashed by Supreme Court ruling

IRA terrorists may have convictions quashed by Supreme Court ruling

Hundreds of IRA terrorists could have their convictions quashed after the Supreme Court upheld a complaint from former IRA man turned Sinn Fein president Gerry [...]

Read full article: IRA terrorists may have convictions quas...→
  • #Gerry Adams
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...→
  • #Gerry Adams

Many of us in England would help fund civil cases against terrorists

There is good precedent for using civil action against terrorists, as Trevor Ringland suggests (‘The Supreme Court ruling in the Gerry Adams case walked on gra [...]

Read full article: Many of us in England would help fund ci...→
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 ...→
  • #Gerry Adams
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...→
  • #Gerry Adams
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...→
Alban Maginness: Judgment in the Adams case was the right one ... unlike grotesque so-called justice meted out by IRA

Alban Maginness: Judgment in the Adams case was the right one ... unlike grotesque so-called justice meted out by IRA

The quashing by the Supreme Court in London of Gerry Adams's convictions for attempting to escape from Long Kesh in the 1970s has simultaneously delighted repu [...]

Read full article: Alban Maginness: Judgment in the Adams c...→
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

Adams ruling is another legacy case about which UK should end its silence

Gerry Adams’ two convictions for attempting to escape from jail in the 1970s were overturned yesterday by the Supreme Court in London.

Read full article: Adams ruling is another legacy case abou...→
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
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
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...→
Gerry Adams wins appeal against convictions for trying to escape jail

Gerry Adams wins appeal against convictions for trying to escape jail

Gerry Adams has won a Supreme Court appeal against two historic convictions for trying to escape from the Maze Prison in the 1970s. The former Sinn Fein leader [...]

Read full article: Gerry Adams wins appeal against convicti...→
  • #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...→
  • #Gerry Adams

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
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
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...→
IRA terrorists may have convictions quashed by Supreme Court ruling

IRA terrorists may have convictions quashed by Supreme Court ruling

Hundreds of IRA terrorists could have their convictions quashed after the Supreme Court upheld a complaint from former IRA man turned Sinn Fein president Gerry [...]

Read full article: IRA terrorists may have convictions quas...→
  • #Gerry Adams

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...→
  • #Gerry Adams
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...→
  • #Gerry Adams

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 ...→

Many of us in England would help fund civil cases against terrorists

There is good precedent for using civil action against terrorists, as Trevor Ringland suggests (‘The Supreme Court ruling in the Gerry Adams case walked on gra [...]

Read full article: Many of us in England would help fund ci...→
Tom Kelly: Why Mary Lou McDonald is a prisoner of her mentors' narrative about the IRA's 'armed struggle'

Tom Kelly: Why Mary Lou McDonald is a prisoner of her mentors' narrative about the IRA's 'armed struggle'

There is much to be admired about the Sinn Fein president, Mary Lou McDonald. She is an articulate politician and a staunch advocate for social change. Ms McDo [...]

Read full article: Tom Kelly: Why Mary Lou McDonald is a pr...→
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 ...→
  • #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...→
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...→
  • #Gerry Adams

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...→
Alban Maginness: Judgment in the Adams case was the right one ... unlike grotesque so-called justice meted out by IRA

Alban Maginness: Judgment in the Adams case was the right one ... unlike grotesque so-called justice meted out by IRA

The quashing by the Supreme Court in London of Gerry Adams's convictions for attempting to escape from Long Kesh in the 1970s has simultaneously delighted repu [...]

Read full article: Alban Maginness: Judgment in the Adams c...→

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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.

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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.

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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 [...]

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Adams ruling is another legacy case about which UK should end its silence

Gerry Adams’ two convictions for attempting to escape from jail in the 1970s were overturned yesterday by the Supreme Court in London.

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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.

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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…

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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

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Gerry Adams wins appeal against convictions for trying to escape jail

Gerry Adams wins appeal against convictions for trying to escape jail

Gerry Adams has won a Supreme Court appeal against two historic convictions for trying to escape from the Maze Prison in the 1970s. The former Sinn Fein leader [...]

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Ruth Dudley Edwards: He's keeping a lowish profile, but Mr Adams still remains very significant within Sinn Fein

Ruth Dudley Edwards: He's keeping a lowish profile, but Mr Adams still remains very significant within Sinn Fein

Gerry Adams hasn't gone away, you know. My dear little friend Lyra McKee had a keen sense of fun, so she would have seen the black humour in this.

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