SINN Féin president Gerry Adams has told a jury how he confronted his brother Liam over allegations he sexaully abused his daughter.
Mr Adams, the TD for North Louth, was giving evidence in the trial of his younger brother, Liam, who is accused of sexually abusing his daughter.
The 57-year-old from Bernagh Drive in west Belfast denies 10 charges, including rape, gross indecency and indecently assaulting his daughter Aine.
The alleged offences happened over 30 years ago, when Aine was aged between four and 10.
On Monday, Gerry Adams told Belfast Crown Court he first confronted his brother about the abuse allegations in Buncrana, Co Donegal in 1987, which he denied.
While being questioned by the prosecution council Gerry Adams said he met Liam again in Dundalk in 2000.
He told the court he went for a long walk with Liam.
“We had a number of conversations, and in the course of that he acknowledged he had sexually abused Aine,” Gerry Adams told the jury.
Mr Adams said his brother Liam said it only happened once.
When asked by the prosecution council how was he when he said that, Gerry Adams replied: “He was very upset, I remember it was raining.”
During cross examination by the defence QC, the lawyer said: “I should make it clear to you that I suggest that no such admission was made.”
To which Gerry Adams replied: “I don’t accept that, but I understand it.”
The trial continues.