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Gardaí investigating claims that Republican sex abusers were moved across the border

The Justice Minister said Gerry Adams mentioned the fact that people were moved and that suggests he has some information.

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GARDAÍ ARE LOOKING into the claims that Republican sex abusers were moved across the border to the South.

Last month Mairia Cahill made the claim that her abuser was moved out of Northern Ireland by the IRA.

The Interim Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan said the gardaí are treating the claims extremely seriously.

“The gardaí are working with a number of people at the moment identifying and assessing what the situation is.

“It’s a matter that we take very seriously on any reports that we get in relation to people that may pose a threat to children being in our jurisdiction.”

Meanwhile, the Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald said she would call on anybody who knows about these crimes to report them.

If Gerry Adams knows that people have moved south of the border he should give that information to the gardaí and give them all the information that Sinn Feéin have either now or in the past.

“Clearly it’s a question of asking are there children currently at risk?”

She said Adams mentioned the fact that people were moved and that suggests he has some information.

If he has that information – there is a leadership onus on him to give that information to the relevant authorities.

The Dáil will debate the allegations this afternoon.

Read: State of the Nation: Why it’s going to be a difficult day for Sinn Féin>

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