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Gerry Adams: A significant figure or cult leader?

As Sinn Fein leader prepares to step down, Adams leaves behind a legacy that continues to divide opinion.
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It’s worth quoting at length from historian Diarmaid Ferriter in Saturday’s Irish Times on the ironic legacy Gerry Adams leaves for Sinn Féin. Fianna Fáil continued to invoke its republican “heritage” while determinedly staying the ...

“Anyone for more opium?”

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Northern Ireland's Adams loses attempt to overturn jailbreak conviction

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BELFAST (Reuters) - Former Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams lost an appeal on Wednesday to overturn two 1975 convictions for trying to escape from a prison in Northern Ireland after a court dismissed his argument that his initial detent...

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DUBLIN (Reuters) - Sinn Fein's Gerry Adams, a key figure in the political life of Ireland for almost 50 years, said on Saturday he will step down as party leader and complete a generational shift in the former political wing of the ...


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