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Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Sinn Fein Duo Accused

A former IRA member once sentenced to death for killing a garda has alleged that Sinn Fein leaders Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness had ordered him to take unstable explosives to England for use in a bombing campaign. It was while shifting the explosives that Mr Rogers was encountered by An Garda Siochana and following a shooting incident Detective Garda Seamus Quaid died while a colleague was wounded.

Sinn Fein has denied the allegations levelled by Mr Rogers. Mr Adams has repeatedly said he was never amember of the IRA while Mr McGuinness claims to have left the organisation in 1974.

Rogers is not the first IRA escappe to have been involved in a gun attack on Gardai. Eddie Gallagher, another IRA escapee, was involved in a siege in 1975 when a garda was injured during a shooting incident. Mr Gallagher blasted his way out of Portlaoise Prison in 1974.

Garda at the siege of Tiede Heremma in 1975.

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