Stewart Dickson MLA said: “After seven days of Sinn Fein trying to dodge questions over Mairia Cahill’s allegations, Gerry Adams has finally apologised. It should not have taken him so long to issue such an apology.
“While he has given this apology to victims, it is not enough. There are still many unanswered questions about child sexual abuse and the subsequent attempts to cover up such abuse. He should seriously consider his position following the failings of his party in helping victims of child sexual abuse.
“The questionable actions of Gerry Adams stand in stark contrast to the courage and bravery of Mairia Cahill. She should be commended for speaking out which has encouraged others to come forward. It is important that all victims receive support and justice.
“I would again reiterate my call that any child sexual abuse should be reported to the Police.”