Feb 11, 2010
Gerry Adams Interview with Diana Rusk: excerpt on 1981 Hunger Strike
The Irish News
11 February 2010
Diana Rusk: Turning to the Hunger Strike, there is a vocal minority that believe you turned down a possible deal with the British government after the fourth hunger striker died. What is your response to that?
Gerry Adams: It is not true.
Diana Rusk: It is not true that you turned down a possible deal?
Gerry Adams: It was never in our capacity to turn down or to accept. The rules which were set out by the prisoners meant it was over to them. It was they that decided so it’s not true.
Diana Rusk: Did you inform the IRA ‘army council’ of Brendan Duddy’s offer at the time?
Gerry Adams: There wasn’t a deal.
Sourced from The Irish News