Northern Ireland

Adams reiterates denial of role in McConville murder

Jean McConville
Image caption Jean McConville was abducted and murdered in 1972

Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams has rejected any suggestion that he played a part in the death of Jean McConville.

Mrs McConville, a mother of 10, was abducted, killed and secretly buried by the IRA in County Louth in 1972.

Mr Adams who is standing for election in Louth "expressed his deep regret at the injustice that was inflicted on the McConville family by republicans".

His comments came after the family of Mrs McConville campaigned in Dundalk against Mr Adams.

The IRA admitted killing and burying Jean McConville, whose body was found in 2003.

Mr Adams has denied ever being a member of the IRA.