Adams fails in jailbreak legal appeal
GERRY Adams is to consider an appeal after failing in a legal bid to overturn two historic convictions.
The Louth TD said he was “disappointed but not surprised” by the Court of Appeal judgment in Belfast.
The former Sinn Fein president had challenged two convictions in 1975 relating to escape bids while he was detained without trial at the Maze Prison in the early 1970s.
His lawyers argued his imprisonment was unlawful as the 1972 Detention of Terrorists Order required senior authorisation.
Three judges yesterday rejected that argument.
Mr Adams said: “I will now discuss what options, including an appeal, are open to me.”
DISAPPOINTED Mr Adams