Enda Kenny corrects Dáil record over comments on Brian Stack case

Mr Kenny had previously stated Mr Adams drove a blacked-out van

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The Taoiseach Enda Kenny has corrected the Dáil record, to acknowledge that Gerry Adams did not drive the Stack family in a blacked-out van.

Mr Kenny made the comments last week in a Dáil debate about the Sinn Féin leader's knowledge of the Brian Stack murder.

The Portlaoise prison officer was fatally shot by the IRA in the 1980s.

The Sinn Féin leader claims he was given names connected to the case by Mr Stack's son Austin - something the family denies.

Gerry Adams also made a personal statement in the Dáil earlier this month, insisting Austin had "changed his story".

While Mr Kenny said Mr Adams had driven the Stack family to meet an IRA leader in a blacked-out van.

But speaking Wednesday, he acknowledged that this was not the case.

"He drove the Stack brothers in his own car to a point, where they then travelled in a blacked-out van - in which I assume he was the passenger.

"So I wish to correct the record of the Dáil to the effect that Deputy Adams did not drive the blacked-out van, but he did travel in it."