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A former Republican prisoner says Gerry Adams had a moment of serious misjudgement when he used the N-word in a tweet.

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Tim Brannigan said he’s very surprised the Sinn Féin president used the emotive phrase in a post on Twitter over the weekend.

Mr Adams said it was in response to watching Django Unchained and he was trying to compare the struggle of Irish nationalists to African Americans.

Mr Brannigan’s defended the Sinn Féin leader: