The brother of Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams was outed as a monster and paedophile on the run whose denials of child sex abuse went unreported, a court heard today.
Liam Adams is wanted for questioning by the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) regarding the alleged sexual abuse of his daughter, Aine Tyrell.
The 38-year-old woman, who has waived her right to anonymity, faced her father for a second day at the High Court in Dublin, where Adams is fighting his extradition.
The abuse claims were made public in December 2009 in a television documentary which was shown to Mr Justice John Edwards in the courtroom.
Michael O'Higgins, senior counsel for Adams, said it was incredible the UTV 'Insight' programme reported every allegation as absolute fact.
He said his client was presented as a paedophile who beats his wife and went on the run.
"The word alleged isn't used once," said Mr O'Higgins. "It just stated that he is a paedophile and has committed this abuse.
"They didn't even report the allegations that he denied."
The judge said it would not be impossible for the court in the North to be structured to deal with the "very serious problems" the media material created.
"I accept completely that it is objectionable and obnoxious," he added.
The High Court previously heard Adams denies five charges of rape, seven of indecent assault and six of gross indecency.
It is claimed the offences occurred at various addresses in Belfast between March 1977 and March 1983, when his daughter was aged between four and 10.
Adams, a 56-year-old republican, handed himself into gardaí in Dublin last year after a European Arrest Warrant was issued by the PSNI.
His barrister argued he will not get a fair trial in the North.
Dissident Charges 28/7/2011
A Dublin man charged with IRA membership and extortion was granted bail by the Special Criminal Court today.
Derek Palmer (aged 54), of Corduff Green, Blanchardstown, is charged with making a demand of Wayne Whitehouse with menaces, namely that he pay the sum of €50,000 or be killed.
He is also charged with membership of an unlawful organisation styling itself the Irish Republican Army, otherwise Oglaigh na hEireann, otherwise the IRA on July 14 last.
Today the court granted Palmer bail on an independent surety or cash lodgement of €3,000 and his own bond of €100.
He was also ordered to sign on daily at Store St Garda station, to surrender his passport, to observe a curfew between midnight and 7am and not to associate with anyone charged with or convicted of any offence before the Special Criminal Court.
Palmer was remanded with consent to bail until October 7 next.
A Dublin man already charged with IRA membership was further charged with extortion at the Special Criminal Court today.
David Dodrill (aged 30), of Plunkett Avenue, Finglas was charged with demanding that Giulio Patriarca pay €5,000 or have his legs broken, at the Lidl supermarket car park at North Road, Finglas on July 13.
Earlier this month he was charged with membership of an unlawful organisation styling itself the Irish Republican Army, otherwise Oglaigh na hÉireann, otherwise the IRA on July 13 last.
Detective Garda Eileen Keogh, Special Detective Unit, gave evidence that she told Dodrill in the precincts of the court that the DPP had directed that he should be charged with extortion, a non-scheduled offence.
Objecting to bail, Detective Inspector Bill Hanrahan, SDU, said that he had confidential information that if Dodrill was freed on bail he would interfere with a witness in the case.
He said that Dodrill was arrested during an SDU operation against members of the IRA.
The Detective Inspector said that at the time of his arrest, Dodrill was found to have €1,700 in notes and €300 in cash which had been taken from the injured party.
Refusing bail, Mr Justice Paul Butler, presiding with Judge Alison Lindsay and Judge Cormac Dunne, said that the court had heard evidence that a witness could be in danger if Dodrill was freed on bail.
The court remanded Dodrill in custody until October 7 next.
Four men accused of possessing equipment for printing counterfeit money are to face a non-jury trial at the Special Criminal Court.
Anthony Sloan (aged 57), of Ard na Mara, Blackrock, Co. Louth, Liam Delaney (aged 41), from the Green Road, Borris-in-Ossary Co Laois, Kevin Flanagan (aged 42), of Main Street, Borris-in-Ossary and Andrew Poole (aged 43), from Pike of Rushall, Portlaoise, Co Laois were arrested on July 11 last by detectives from the Garda Bureau of Fraud Investigation.
They were charged the following day at Dublin District Court with two counts under Section 36 of the Theft and Fraud Offences Act.
The four men are each accused of possessing equipment to manufacture counterfeit currency, at Ballybrophy, Borris-in-Ossary, Co Laois, on May 31 last year.
At their second appearance today Judge Timothy Lucey heard that the DPP had directed that “the ordinary courts are not adequate in relation to the trial”.
Books of evidence were served on the four defendants and Judge Lucey ordered their return for trial to the Special Criminal Court.
The four men were notified that if they intended to rely on alibis in their defence they must notify the State within 14 days.
Bail was granted to Mr Sloan in his own bond of €250. The co-defendants were remanded on €250 bail with independent sureties in the sum of €10,000.