Ivan Lewis MP: NI peace 'no longer be taken for granted'

Speaking after the release of Gerry Adams, Ivan Lewis MP, Labour's Shadow Northern Ireland Secretary has said peace and stability in Northern Ireland should "no longer be taken for granted".

In the midst of the political debate we should remember the suffering and unresolved pain of Jean McConville's family. The PSNI must be allowed to follow the evidence and due process allowed to take its course, free from political interference.

The events of the past year including an upsurge in dissident activity, the flag protests, the stalemate in the Haass talks and the reaction to Gerry Adams arrest are a stark reminder that peace and stability in Northern Ireland should no longer be taken for granted.

– Ivan Lewis MP, Labour's Shadow Northern Ireland Secretary

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'Insufficient evidence' on Gerry Adams for prosecution

There is "insufficient evidence" to pursue a prosecution against Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams in relation to the 1972 murder of Jean McConville, according to reports.