Brian Stack murdered in the early 1980's - Gerry Adams has new info ?

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Very odd - Adams has been fighting with other Sinn Féiners a lot - handing on names like this is odd - see next story
Stack's son denies revealing information to Adams
Brian Stack, who was a chief officer in Portlaoise, died 18 months after he was shot in the back of the neck in 1983.

Mr Adams named four senior Sinn Féin figures, including two current public representatives, as suspects in an email to the Garda Commissioner in February of this year.
...Speaking on RTÉ's Today with Sean O'Rourke, Mr Stack said he and his brother Oliver met with Mr Adams up to six times but at no time, did they ever discuss or give names to Mr Adams....Mr Stack said this email included one name that he had never discussed in connection with his father's case
Thirty years on: IRA finally admits killing prison officer Brian Stack - Independent.ie
Thirty years on from the gun attack on Brian Stack, his sons were driven in a blacked-out van last week to an undisclosed location where a former Provo chief admitted responsibility.
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"This action was not authorised by the IRA leadership and for this reason the IRA denied any involvement," it states.
"Some years later, when the Army Council discovered that its volunteers had shot Prison Officer Brian Stack, the volunteer responsible for the instruction was disciplined."...Austin and Oliver, who have campaigned for decades to get answers about their father's killing, were accompanied to the meeting with Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams.
Anyone who wants to transcribe the interview , see here Today With Sean O Rourke Tuesday 29 November 2016 - Today with Sean O'Rourke - RTÉ Radio 1

Not sanctioned is interesting ... the Donaldson murder was not sanctioned either


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Something doesn't Stack up...

Austin Stack denies he gave names of suspects to Gerry Adams

Mr. Stack is denying he gave names to Gerry Adams who in turn forwarded them to police. He has labelled Adams a liar despite previously praising Adams for his efforts in helping the Stack family.

Gerry Adams made all this public 9 months ago and despite no new information coming to light, the issue has resurfaced on the eve of Adams stepping onto the world stage in Cuba.
 
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between the bridges

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Ah jaysus Djarryango the tout, who'd thunk it...
 

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Fine Gael need new spin doctors...distraction doesn't work anymore ...

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Gerry only gave these names to the police knowing that they will have a good alibi and be able to prove they had nothing to do with the munder. Not sure if Stack gave them to Gerry or not, is there a third party to prove or disprove it, otherwise its ones word against the other.
 

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Can't post link.

Please see Irish Ind. from 22/2/2016. Should set you straight.
 

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Gerry only gave these names to the police knowing that they will have a good alibi and be able to prove they had nothing to do with the munder. Not sure if Stack gave them to Gerry or not, is there a third party to prove or disprove it, otherwise its ones word against the other.
Adams gave a press conference 9 months ago reported on by all national titles in Ireland saying Stack gave him names and that these would be passed to the Guards. Now 9 months later Stack denies this. I think that calls into question the veracity of his claims. Where has he been for the last 9 months ?
 

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Adams gave a press conference 9 months ago reported on by all national titles in Ireland saying Stack gave him names and that these would be passed to the Guards. Now 9 months later Stack denies this. I think that calls into question the veracity of his claims. Where has he been for the last 9 months ?
The link you provided states he told the Guards when they contacted him...
 

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Austin Stack denies he gave names of suspects to Gerry Adams

Mr. Stack is denying he gave names to Gerry Adams who in turn forwarded them to police. He has labelled Adams a liar.

Only problem for Austin is that Gerry made all this public 9 months ago and there wasn't a peep out of him in denial.

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/www.thejournal.ie/sinn-fein-austin-stack-allegations-2615646-Feb2016/?amp=1?client=safari


I understand Austin Stack's hate although he should be called out for his apparent dishonesty here, his claims against Adams do not sound truthful and indeed his refusal to publicly challenge Adams' claims 9 months ago leave him open to the charge of lying for his own ends.
I read both links, and Adams claimed in February he received TWO names......but claims today that it was FOUR names.
You're right. Something doesnt stack up.
 

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Considering the so-called 'Real IRA' killed Donaldson I don't see how it concerns the PIRA.
 

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The link I provided states that the Guards contacted Austin about the names Adams provided. Austin now denies he gave Adams names.

Adams is on public record 9 months ago saying he got names of Stack and that these would be forwarded to the Guards.

Why is Stack now claiming he gave no names ? Why didn't he contradict Adams 9 months ago ? It was a widely reported press conference...are we to believe he didn't see the presser or that no one drew his attention to it in February of this year ?
 

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Ferris is one of the people accused, He was locked up at the time! Now unless he is Padre Pio would be pretty unlikely!
 

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I read both links, and Adams claimed in February he received TWO names......but claims today that it was FOUR names.
You're right. Something doesnt stack up.
Adams didn't claim such a thing. Read the link again. Adams said "names". At no point did he put a number on it.
 

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Austin Stack denies he gave names of suspects to Gerry Adams

Mr. Stack is denying he gave names to Gerry Adams who in turn forwarded them to police. He has labelled Adams a liar.

Only problem for Austin is that Gerry made all this public 9 months ago and there wasn't a peep out of him in denial.

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/www.thejournal.ie/sinn-fein-austin-stack-allegations-2615646-Feb2016/%3Famp%3D1?client=safari


I understand Austin Stack's hate although he should be called out for his apparent dishonesty here, his claims against Adams do not sound truthful and indeed his refusal to publicly challenge Adams' claims 9 months ago leave him open to the charge of lying for his own ends.
If we are looking at it, can you explain the discrepancy - Stack claimed to have two names back in February, yet Adams claims to have supplied four names ....
 

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Adams didn't claim such a thing. Read the link again. Adams said "names". At no point did he put a number on it.
Whoops -from your own link

SINN FÉIN LEADER Gerry Adams has said that the son of a prison officer killed by the IRA over three decades ago has given him the names of two people the family believes to have been involved in his death.
 

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Whoops -from your own link

That's not a quote from Adams. That was the journalists information.

Front the link- Adams is directly quoted as saying "names". Other publications have it listed as three names so there's confusion. None more so than why this is an issue 9 months after Adams held his press conference.
 
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