Murdered Portlaoise prison officer's son Austin Stack confronts Gerry Adams at press conference

Lynda Kiernan

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Murdered Portlaoise prison officer's  son Austin Stack confronts Gerry Adams at press conference

Austin Stack, eldest son of Portlaoise Prison chief officer Brian Stack who was killed by the IRA 30 years ago, has confronted Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams during a press conference today.

Following yesterday's statement in the Dáil by Dep Adams on the murder, Austin Stack accused him of lying.

"You as a public representative are an absolute disgrace. I have no intention of listening to anything else you have to say. You've told your lies and your untruths in Dáil Eireann yesterday. I am now putting firmly the ball in your court. Take the names of the individuals you know to An Garda Siochána," he said, during a Sinn Féin conference on Brexit in a Dublin hotel today, December 8.

Mr Stack then left, and Dep Adams made a statement.

"I just want to reject absolutely Austin's assertion that I told lies or untruths. I haven't and I'm quite content to co-operate with the guards in all of these matters," he said.