Gerry Adams has been accused of showing contempt for the family of a murdered Louth man.
Tom Oliver, a sheep farmer, was abducted from his home in Riverstown in 1991 before being killed by the IRA.
The Sinn Féin President said yesterday that jailing those responsible would be counter-productive.
Fianna Fáil leader Michael Martin has described his remarks as expansionary and bizarre.
Austin Stack – whose father Brian was killed by the IRA – says Gerry Adam’s comments are shameful and disrespectful.