Maíria Cahill
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Maíria Cahill claims the IRA interrogated her after she made rape allegation

A woman has claimed the IRA forced her to confront her alleged rapist before forcing her into silence to protect the republican movement from her claims.

Maíria Cahill said she was raped as a teenager and was later interrogated by the IRA about her allegations.

She claimed she was subjected to a kangaroo court, while the IRA tried to find out if it was her or her alleged rapist who was telling the truth.

Ms Cahill waived her right to anonymity to speak to Jennifer O'Leary from the BBC Spotlight programme.