Gerry Adams has posted an account of the history of sexual abuse accusations within his family. One interesting line is this:
There was no cover-up. No evasion. The fact is that it was one of my family members who, when we first became aware of the allegations, accompanied Áine and her mother to the Social Services.To the RUC? That would have to be on record, and if it is then some of the criticism Adams has faced over this has been misplaced. That Adams was not the family member who accompanied his niece would not be surprising, under the circumstances.
A complaint was also made by Áine and her mother to the RUC.