Liam Adams To Appeal To Supreme Court

It has emerged the brother of Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams is taking his appeal against extradition to the Republic's highest court.

Mr Adams, 54, who is wanted in Northern Ireland for the alleged rape and indecent assault of his daughter, has claimed a letter has been withheld from his legal team.

Dublin's High Court heard yesterday that Mr Adam's barrister Maeve Corbett (Junior Counsel) said they were appealing to the Supreme Court to have the letter between the Crown Prosecution Service in Belfast and authorities in Dublin disclosed to them.

Mr Adams, who handed himself into the Garda in the Irish Republic last March, had been excused from attending court and was not present on Wednesday. He has been remanded on continuing bail.

Last week, the High Court ruled it would not grant an order of discovery sought by Mr Adams for a letter sent by authorities here seeking “further clarification” of certain issues from the Crown Solicitor’s office in Belfast.

Investigators in Belfast want to question Mr Adams on 18 charges of sexual abuse, including rape, indecent assault and gross indecency, against his daughter Aine Tyrell, who waived her right to anonymity last December.

The alleged offences date from March 1977 to March 1983.

Mr Adams has also asked for legal aid to cover the costs of transcribing reports from Belfast media outlets about his sex abuse charges.


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