Adams talks about US friend
SINN Fein deputy Gerry Adams has said his operation in the US was paid for by a close friend, the Irish-American businessman Bill Flynn.
In an interview with Marian Finucane on RTE Radio One on Saturday morning, Mr Adams said he and his family was very grateful to Mr Flynn for paying for the medical procedure which is reported to have cost $30,000.
He was asked by Marian Finucane how he could afford the private medical care if he was on just over 30,000 euro a year and had two houses, one in Belfast and one in Donegal.
he then revealed his benefactor and also said that he was struggling with the bank to hold on to his Donegal home, but did not want to lose it as it was used by his family as a holiday retreat.
He spoke frankly about his republican background and said he had met with the families of RUC officers who had been killed in the conflict, but also spoke about the barbaric heaviour of the British Army.
He said many apologies may yet come about but there was still a need to find a way to bring this about.
He denied he was ever a member of the IRA and defended his aoplogy to the window of Garda Jerry McCabe.
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