Gardaí to investigate claims of IRA sex abusers crossing border as it emerges Sinn Féin councillor knew of allegations

Cllr Pearse McGeough

Cllr Pearse McGeough

The interim Garda commissioner has said that the force is investigating claims that the IRA moved alleged sex abusers across the border into the Republic.

Noirin O’Sullivan’s comments came as the Dáil debated the Republican movement’s handling of sexual abuse allegations earlier today.

Louth TD Gerry Adams came under further fire from other leaders, who believe he and Sinn Féin are hiding information about the movement of abusers.

Meanwhile, it has emerged that two men made Pearse McGeough, a lifelong republican and current Sinn Féin councillor in the Castlebellingham area, aware of allegations of sexual abuse that they allegedly suffered at the hands of an IRA member when they were minors.

The Gardaí were not informed at the time, and it is alleged that the abuser was then subjected to a “kangaroo court”.

The incident allegedly occurred in County Louth, in an IRA safehouse.

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