Top lawyer opens Belfast investigation into collapse of rape case against alleged IRA officer

December 5, 2014 7:15 PM

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BELFAST, Northern Ireland – A top English human rights lawyer has opened an official Belfast fact-finding probe into why a criminal trial against an alleged Irish Republican Army rapist collapsed.

The case has been front-page news in Ireland ever since Mairia Cahill, one of the three women who accused the alleged IRA man of rape, went public in October with her story — and accused Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams of leading a cover-up designed to protect the attacker and silence his victims. Adam...

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