Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedMotorcyclist dies in Better Hope accidentAugust 28, 2017In “Crime”Motorcyclist killed in ECD accidentDecember 7, 2018In “Crime”Motorcyclist killed in early morning accidentNovember 3, 2014In “Crime” A resident of Golden Grove, East Coast of Demerara (ECD), is presently nursing head injuries at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) after he lost control of his motorcycle in the wee hours of today (Saturday, August 24, 2019), and was thrown into a nearby ditch.The accident occurred sometime around 04:40h on the Montrose Public Road, ECD.Reports reaching INews reveal that the injured man, Anthoney Murphy, who is believed to be in his late 30’s, was proceeding east along Montrose Public Road, which is closed and currently under construction, when he lost control of his motorcycle and ended up in the drains.The motorcyclist received injuries to his head and was rushed to the city hospital by an ambulance which was summoned to the scene. He has been admitted and is undergoing treatment.Meanwhile, a police source explained that the area has the necessary caution signs erected to alert drivers of the road works but noted that Murphy failed to comply with same.
Asked if he thought that his use of the words “laissez faire” were wrong, Adams responded: “Well I am not going to be engaged now in a thesaurus discussion. I’ve made it clear that it was never my intention to cause offence or to hurt the families.”Asked if he thought the IRA doing were their duty when they gunned down Harry Breen whilst, as one witness quoted in the report said, he was holding a white handkerchief, Adams said he was “not going to deal with that”.“The war’s over. I made it clear that these officers were courageous officers doing their duty,” he said.Dismissing questions about truth and honesty as “silliness”, Adams also questioned who had been hurt by his remarks when he was asked if he would withdraw them as they had caused hurt.Micheál Martin“Who was hurt? Micheál Martin?,” he said adding: “We can can go over this and over this and over this. I’ve already said it was not my intention to cause any further hurt to the families.”“I stand over the accuracy of the fact that these officers were at risk, and I draw that from the report. I didn’t make it up. It’s in the report.”Adams was also asked if he thought Sinn Féin’s support would be damaged by the events of recent days. He said he had “great confidence in the Irish people to discern these issues and to make up their own minds.“Irish people are not fickle or stupid,” he said.Responding to Adams’s comments this afternoon, Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin said that the Sinn Féin TD should withdraw them, saying they reflect “very badly” on him.“I just felt that it was a terrible thing to say, a terrible way to put it and I wanted to just reiterate, on the floor of the house, that this was a premeditated murder of two police officers doing their duty,” he said.First published 1.08pm Gerry Adams: ‘Laissez faire’ comments reflect what is recorded by Smithwick TribunalRead: ‘Insulting, offensive, quite outrageous’: Sinn Féin criticised over Smithwick response Updated 2.45pm SINN FÉIN PRESIDENT Gerry Adams has again defended his response to the Smithwick Tribunal report, insisting his comments were “accurate” and based on the report adding that it is “nonsense” to suggest he was blaming two RUC officers for their own deaths at the hands of the IRA.Adams has been heavily criticised in recent days for suggesting that Harry Breen and Bob Buchanan had a “laissez faire” attitude towards their personal safety when they were murdered by the IRA in south Armagh 24 years ago.“Read those parts of the report that deal with that and you’ll see that my remarks were accurate. But in terms of causing hurt, that was never my intention to cause hurt, I don’t need reminders from anyone that there are victims,” Adams said today at Leinster House.He was responding to the death of Nelson Mandela who he described as a “remarkable human being” who was one of his heroes.Adams dismissed as “nonsense” the suggestion that he was blaming the men for their own deaths, saying: “I mean that was never in question that the IRA killed them and it was a brutal killing, but it was in the middle of a war.“I also have commended these officers, these RUC officers Buchanan and Breen as men who were doing their duty as they saw it, in the same way as it is my belief the IRA volunteers were doing their duty as they saw it.”He said the people needed to stop “re-fighting the war”.‘Re-fighting the war’“We keep re-fighting the war and some people fight and re-fight the war at the behest of their editors and some people from the safety of the plinth or the seats in the Oireachtas. The war is over, we should be fighting for peace,” he said.