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  Gerry Adams
Gerry Adams (born October 6, 1948) is an Irish politician and President of Sinn Féin.
Under Adams, the abstentionist policy towards the Dáil was revoked, leading to a walk out of O'Bradaigh and others and the setting up of a rival, small Sinn Féin under their leadership.
Adams participated in the negotiations to establish a new assembly at Stormont, culminating in the Good Friday Agreement, 1998 and the creation of the Northern Ireland Legislative Assembly[?].
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/ge/Gerry_Adams.html   (389 words)

  
 Gerry Adams, President of Sinn Féin Visits New Jersey.Gerry Adams is widely acclaimed for his crucial role in laying ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Gerry Adams, President of Sinn Féin Visits New Jersey.Gerry Adams is widely acclaimed for his crucial role in laying the groundwork for the peace process in Ireland and for his continuing efforts in the building of a stable, democratically negotiated peace settlement.
Adams was flanked at the lectern, and in a press conference that preceded his speech, by the mansion's current tenant, Gov.
Adams, both at the press conference and in his speech to the invited audience afterward, admonished the media for paying excessive attention to the Stormont case in particular, and the IRA in general.
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 Gerry Adams _ Images of Ireland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Gerry Adams was born on October 6, 1948 in the working class area of West Belfast where he continues to reside with his wife and son.
Gerry Adams is widely acclaimed for his crucial role in laying the groundwork for the peace process in Ireland and for his continuing efforts in the building of a stable, democratically negotiated peace settlement.
Gerry was warmly received at UC Berkeley and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a personal highlight was his meeting with Mrs.
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 Gerry Adams   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Gerry Adams Gerry Adams (born October 6, 1948) is an Irish politician, Member of Parliament for West Belfast, and president of Sinn Féin.
Adams was elected leader of Sinn Féin, and a new Northern cadre of leadership, including such figures as Danny Morrison and Martin McGuinness, took control of the movement and its policy.
Adams and others, highlighting Sinn Féin electoral successes in the early and mid 1980s, when Hunger strikers Bobby Sands and Ciaran Doherty were elected to the British House of Commons and Dáil Éireann respectively, advocated that Sinn Féin become increasingly political and base its influence on electoral politics rather than paramilitarism.
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 Gerry Adams - Picture - MSN Encarta
Irish political leader Gerry Adams was interned during the 1970s for his involvement in the Irish Republican Army (IRA).
In 1978 he was elected vice president of Sinn Fein, the political arm of the IRA, and he later became president.
Adams played a key role in the peace negotiations with Britain that began in the early 1990s.
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 Gerry Adams - Politics.ie Wiki
Gerry Adams - born October 6, 1948 - is an MP and a MLA for West Belfast, and president of Sinn Féin.
Adams has stated repeatedly that he has never been a member of the Irish Republican Army (IRA), but British and Irish state papers released under the "thirty year rule" named him as a senior IRA figure in the early 1970s.
Adams and others, highlighting Sinn Féin electoral successes in the early and mid 1980s, when 1981 Hunger Strikers, Bobby Sands and Kieran Doherty were elected to the British House of Commons and Dáil Éireann respectively, advocated that Sinn Féin become increasingly political and base its influence on electoral politics rather than paramilitarism.
www.politics.ie /wiki/index.php?title=Gerry_Adams   (1013 words)

  
 John Carroll University -- See Gerry Adams at JCU: Biography
Adams became involved in the civil rights movement in Northern Ireland in the 1960s to fight discrimination against Northern Catholics by the Unionist government in Northern Ireland regarding housing, employment, education and language.
Gerry Adams is still the democratically elected West Belfast MP and a member of the legislative assembly in Northern Ireland.
Adams is the president of Sein Féin which is celebrating its centenary this year as a political movement in Ireland.
www.jcu.edu /seegerryadams/biography.htm   (446 words)

  
 Gerry Adams on The Paula Gordon Show
Adams has served as a member of the British Parliament for West Belfast (from which he abstains) from 1983 to 1992 and 1997 to the present.
Adams has twice been elected to the British Parliament by the people of West Belfast, whom he continues to serve as an abstaining M.P. Convinced that the information most people get is filtered through London and tabloid journalism, he wrote his 8th non-fiction book, A Farther Shore: Ireland’s Long Road to Peace.
Gerry Adams tells Paula Gordon and Bill Russell that London shapes international news about Ireland and summarizes the personal account he wrote in response.
www.paulagordon.com /shows/adams   (1198 words)

  
 CNN.com - Adams to unveil Cuba memorial - December 17, 2001
Adams said there was much for Irish republicans to learn from the Cubans, and commended their work to overcome illiteracy and improve their health services.
Adams initially denied that Connolly was a Sinn Fein official, then said he had been appointed to the post without his knowledge.
Adams, MP for West Belfast, is due to unveil a memorial to the hunger strikers, which was commissioned and funded by Irish republicans, in the centre of Havana on Tuesday.
archives.cnn.com /2001/WORLD/americas/12/17/adams.cuba/index.html   (552 words)

  
 A Conversation with Gerry Adams - Council on Foreign Relations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Adams’ party was seated in the ornate old Victorian city hall downtown in Belfast, overlooking a statue of Queen Victoria and surrounded by the symbols of empire; and most importantly, people who had left in despair in the preceding decades came back, in effect a second return of the Irish diaspora.
ADAMS: Well, you see, the thing about that is this: there is an election in May, and the people will have their chance to give their verdict on that, and the people will have a choice, a wide choice, of who they want to give their imprimatur to.
ADAMS: OK. Well, it was derailed on the issue of the photograph, and it was derailed on the issue of photograph because Ian Paisley presented the photograph as an act of humiliation and called upon people to wear sackcloth and ashes.
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 Gerry Adams - Uncyclopedia
Gerry Adams is well renown as the former winner of the Nobel Prize for "Being Catholic and Wearing a Silly Beard" prize, being head of the SAS and puppeteer for George Bush.
His immediate rejection of this assertion has made it all the more plausible in the eyes of some, as has the lack of evidence to support it, and he is expected to re-enact the book of Revelations once his six month decontamination period is finished.
The IMC has recently stated that Adams plans to tie Michael McDowell's shoe laces together and is likely to break his Lent if any one of the four army bases on his street is removed.
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 Gerry Adams IRA Sinn Fein
Adams was elected party president in 1983 and under his leadership the party took the historic step of abandoning its policy of abstention from the Irish Parliament.
Adams felt no compunction about attending the funeral of I.R.A. member Thomas Begley, who died last October when the bomb he was planting in a fishmonger's shop in a Protestant neighborhood went off prematurely, killing nine men, women and children besides himself.
What is certain is that Gerry Adams, along with Mr McGuinness, has been one of the most influential figures within the modern Republican movement, driving the twin-track approach of developing a political voice alongside the armed wing.
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 Gerry Adams delayed in D.C. airport - Boston.com
Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams was delayed at a Washington-area airport on Friday for a secondary security screening, a Homeland Security Department official said.
Adams was delayed at a Washington-area airport on Friday for a secondary security screening, a Homeland Security Department official said.
Adams had been scheduled to fly from Washington's Reagan National Airport to Buffalo, New York, for St. Patrick's Day appearances with Democratic Rep. Brian Higgins of New York but was unable to make the trip because of the airport delay, said Teresa Kennedy, a spokeswoman for the congressman.
www.boston.com /news/nation/washington/articles/2006/03/18/gerry_adams_delayed_in_us_airport   (426 words)

  
 SEARC'S WEB GUIDE - Gerry Adams (born 1948)
Gerry Adams was born in Belfast and educated at St. Mary's Christian Brothers School.
At the 1978 Sinn Féin Ard Dheis Adams was elected Vice-President of Sinn Féin.
In 1986 Adams was among those on the Sinn Féin Ard Comhairle who advocated contesting elections in the Republic of Ireland which lead to a split in Sinn Féin and the establishment of Republican Sinn Féin.
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 CNN.com - Sinn Fein leader: Killers 'thugs' - Mar 14, 2005
Adams, whose party is the political ally of the IRA, said the perpetrators have tarnished the Irish republican movement and should be "man enough" to turn themselves in.
Adams' visit to the United States this week is an attempt to soften the blow caused by the killing and a $50 million bank robbery in December that British authorities blame on IRA members.
Adams said he was disappointed by the public snub but did not feel the reaction indicated the Bush administration's support for the Northern Ireland peace process was waning.
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 Stories by Gerry Adams
Gerry Adams, the President of Sinn Fein and co-initiator of the current peace process in Northern Ireland, is one of these rebel leaders with remarkable literary achievements.
One of ten children born to stalwart Irish Republican working-class parents, Adams describes himself in Cage Eleven as someone who grew up in a "perfectly normal" West Belfast family; that is, his father and four brothers all shared his experience of the degradation, privation, and occasional brutality of Long Kesh.
Adams' broadly democratic view, explicitly articulated here, is manifest everywhere in these stories, even those that overtly have nothing todo with politics.
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 CNN - Gerry Adams
A writer and political leader, Adams was born in the Roman Catholic ghetto of West Belfast.
While a teenager, Adams worked for a time as a bartender, but eventually joined Sinn Fein and focused his efforts on housing, civil rights and unemployment.
Adams was chosen as Sinn Fein's vice-president in 1978 and its president five years later.
www.cnn.com /WORLD/europe/9804/10/n.ireland.profiles/adams/adams.html   (237 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Before the Dawn: An Autobiography: Books: Gerry Adams   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Adams is perhaps best known for not being a member of the IRA, and yet so vivid are his descriptions of the IRA's struggle against violence, that it is almost as if he were there in the room as they deliberated.
Adams makes use of their plight and this semi-achedemic text to arouse sympathy from oversees, to generate funds (from the US in particular), to further his cause.
Gerry Adams is no hero (and in fact is rightly despised by a majority of the people of NI), and the sooner people realise it (especially Americans) the better.
www.amazon.com /Before-Dawn-Autobiography-Gerry-Adams/dp/0688161014   (1633 words)

  
 John Carroll University -- See Gerry Adams at JCU: Press Release
Adams is commended for continuing efforts to build a stable, democratically-negotiated peace settlement in Ireland.
Gerry Adams, speaking as the party leader, said his colleague in the Dail (The Irish Parliament), Mr.
Adams was elected as a member of Parliament from West Belfast in 1983.
www.jcu.edu /seegerryadams/pr.htm   (744 words)

  
 Sinn Fein's Gerry Adams calls for British adherence to accord   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Gerry Adams, leader of Sinn Fein, the political party aligned with the Irish Republican Army, told a WHSCAB auditorium audience on March 15 that the current struggle in Northern Ireland is similar to the civil rights movement in the United States.
Adams, a West Belfast resident, who wore a bright green tie and lapel pin to commemorate the upcoming St. Patrick's Day holiday, lamented the Irish's lack of basic civil rights in British-controlled Northern Ireland.
Adams, who served more than five years in British prisons without facing trial in the 1970s, declared that the IRA would "go home" if all aspects of the Good Friday Accord were implemented immediately.
www.emory.edu /EMORY_REPORT/erarchive/1999/March/ermarch.29/3_29_99adams.html   (534 words)

  
 Chilly St. Pat's For Gerry Adams - CBS News
Adams, a reputed IRA commander since the mid-1970s, was banned from visiting the United States until 1994, when President Clinton overturned the State Department policy to encourage an IRA cease-fire.
The Bush administration to shun Adams stems from outrage in London and Dublin over a huge Belfast bank heist last December that was blamed on the IRA and its involvement in the January murder of a Catholic man outside a Belfast bar.
Gerry Adams, leader of Northern Ireland's Sinn Fein party, arrived in the United States to celebrate the holiday and to duck a controversy back home.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2005/03/14/politics/main679825.shtml   (1008 words)

  
 Amazon.fr : Falls Memories: A Belfast Life: Livres en anglais: Gerry Adams   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Adams asserts that "people in this part of the world have a benign and protective attitude towards militant republicanism," and presents a detailed colloquial history of Falls Road that considers Northern Irish sectarianism within economic and class contexts.
Although his subject matter and themes are steeped in the Republican vernacular, Adams writes in an informal, conversational style, largely free of overt political tones, and even manages to inject a wry sense of humor into the most touching of histories.
Adams brings vividly alive the part of west Belfast in which he was raised.
www.amazon.fr /Falls-Memories-Belfast-Gerry-Adams/dp/1879373963   (487 words)

  
 Irish Echo Online - News
PHOTOCALL Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams sits with the sisters of Robert McCartney, who was murdered by republicans in Belfast, at the party's ard fheis at the RDS in Dublin.
Adams also took the risky move of inviting the dead man's five sisters to the party ard fheis at the RDS in Dublin, where they were given a standing ovation.
In his presidential address, Adams said the British and Irish governments were seeking to reduce all of the issues to one, the IRA, even though it knows that the IRA is not the only issue.
www.irishecho.com /newspaper/story.cfm?id=16116   (766 words)

  
 Gerry Adams
He marked the occasion with the declaration that "armed struggle is a necessary and morally correct form of resistance in the six counties", and that he was "...glad, therefore, of the opportunity to pay tribute to the freedom fighters - the men and women volunteers of the IRA".
In November 1983 a series of particularly brutal murders resulted in a challenge to Gerry Adams and Sinn Pein from Seamus Mallon, deputy leader of the SDLP, that Sinn Fein condemn the killings Adams gave his reply at a meeting in Cork in November.
At the same rally Adams was asked if he himself was prepared to murder a soldier or policeman be replied: "If my role lay within the IRA and within an armed struggle, I would have no compunction at all.
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 St. John's University -- Campus Life -- Northern Ireland Political Activist Gerry Adams to Speak at St. John's ...
Adams’ week-long tour will first stop at St. John's (the only university on his four-city schedule) and move on to Washington, D.C., Buffalo, N.Y. and Holyoke, Massachusetts to participate in the city's St. Patrick's Day Parade celebration.
Adams, president of Sinn Fein, the only political party to have seats in the parliaments of both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, travels to the U.S. each year to coincide with St. Patrick's Day and speak on behalf of political issues that affect his homeland.
Adams will appear at a pre-speech press conference at 3 p.m., prior to the public forum, at the St. John’s University School of Law located on the Queens campus.
www.stjohns.edu /campus/pr_uni_060301.sju   (398 words)

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