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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.

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Gerry Adams returns to the campaign trail

A mural of Sinn Fein Leader Gerry Adams is painted on a wall on the Falls Road, Belfast. Credit: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams will refocus on election campaigning today as the political fall-out from his release from police custody continues to reverberate around Stormont and beyond.

The republican party is holding an European election rally in Belfast tonight, with a similar event planned in Dublin tomorrow, as Mr Adams resumes the canvassing activities he claims his detention over the 1972 murder of mother-of-10 Jean McConville was designed to thwart.

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