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Gerry Adams

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Gerry Adams's Biography

Gerry Adams (Irish: Gearóid Mac Ádhaimh; born 6 October 1948 in Belfast, Northern Ireland) is an Irish republican politician and Teachta Dála (TD) for the constituency of Louth. From 1983 to 1992 and from 1997 to 2011, he was an abstentionist Westminster Member of Parliament for Belfast West. He is the president of Sinn Féin, the second largest political party in Northern Ireland and the largest nationalist party. From the late 1980s onwards, Adams was an important figure in the Northern Ireland peace process, initially following contact by the then Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) leader John Hume and subsequently with the Irish and British governments and then other parties. In 2005, the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) indicated that its armed campaign was over and that it is now exclusively committed to democratic politics. Under Adams, Sinn Féin changed its traditional policy of abstentionism towards Oireachtas Éireann, the parliament of the Republic of Ireland, in 1986 and later took seats in the power-sharing Northern Ireland Assembly. However, Sinn Féin retains a policy of abstentionism towards the Westminster Parliament, but since 2002, receives allowances for staff and takes up offices in the House of Commons.

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Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams casts his vote in the European parliament elections
Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams casts his vote in the European parliament elections
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  • EXCLUSIVE: Gerry Adams tells Amanpour he is innocent ...

      Blog Source: | 3 months ago
    “I reject absolutely any allegation made against me”, Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams told CNN's Christiane Amanpour in an exclusive interview following four days in police custody in connection with the 1972 abduction and killing of mother .
  • Jean McConville police seek more time to question Gerry ...

      Blog Source: | 3 months ago
    The Police Service of Northern Ireland is seeking judicial approval to extend their questioning of the Sinn Féin president, Gerry Adams, about one of the most notorious murders of the Troubles – the kidnapping, killing and secret burial of Jean .
  • Gerry Adams And The Belfast Project – A Statement In ...

      Blog Source: | 3 months ago
    In the past few days a concerted attack has been made on the integrity of the Belfast Oral History Project, led by the leadership of Sinn Fein, in which the claim has been made that this was a 'Get Gerry Adams' enterprise designed to

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