Australian builder claims he paid for 1999 Adams trip

Sinn Féin rejects claims made by construction industry whistleblower

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Elaine Byrne

21st September, 2014
Gerry Adams: the Sinn Féin leader’s 1999 trip to Australia is now the subject of scrutiny Picture: Photocall

Gerry Adams has been in the news in Australia, over claims that a builder was pressured into handing over thousands of dollars to cover a trip that the Sinn Féin president made there in 1999.

The allegations were aired in Melbourne during a hearing of the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption, established after building industry whistleblower Andrew Zaf claimed he was forced by the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU)...

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