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Gerry Adams
Gerry Adams

Long believed to have been a member of the IRA, Gerry Adams has been a vocal opponent to British involvement in Northern Ireland and has sought a united Ireland for many years, free of Great Britain rule. In 1998, after years of resistance, Adams signed the Good Friday Agreement, which committed Sinn Fein to peaceful democratic politics. To that end, he condemned the action of splinter gro…

Date of Birth: October 06, 1948


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"This is a very amateurish attempt to shoe-horn Sinn Fein into a position on policing," Gerry Adams
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"The full implementation of the Good Friday agreement holds out vast hope of securing an end to injustice and the inequalities and conflict which have troubled Ireland and our people for generations." Gerry Adams
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"It is negative campaigning of the most raw kind, ... None of these allegations are substantiated." Gerry Adams
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"activists in a nationalist movement." Gerry Adams
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"Well, even if it should, and I certainly want to see an end to the IRA and an end to all of the armed groups, simply saying it and demanding it isn't going to achieve it. You have to look at what has worked. What hasn't worked is marginalizing people, demonizing people, criminalizing people, repressing people, fighting with people," Gerry Adams
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"I don't have any high regard for Mitchell Reiss' input in this process. If it is he who is advising the president, then it's very, very bad advice." Gerry Adams
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"One man's transparency is another's humiliation." Gerry Adams
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Humiliation    Irish Politician   

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"I think the best way for the IRA to leave the stage, ... is in a dignified manner that prevents any recurrence of another IRA growing up alongside." Gerry Adams
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"Everyone needs time to absorb this and particularly unionists need time to absorb this and they need some space," Gerry Adams
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"I condemn the bomb attacks in London this morning. I have sent a message of sympathy and solidarity to Mr. Blair and the London mayor, Ken Livingstone. On behalf of Sinn Fein I offer my sincere condolences to the victims and the families of those killed and injured and to the people of London." Gerry Adams
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"Sinn Fein has productively taken the example of South Africa and, as we develop the peace process, we continue to use examples from South Africa." Gerry Adams
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Example    Irish Politician   

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"There is no justification for what happened this afternoon in Dublin. Sinn Fein had appealed to people to ignore this loyalist parade and not to be provoked by it. Our view was that it should not be opposed in any way and we made that clear." Gerry Adams
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"[In New York, Adams said Sinn Fein was committed to peace and had made as large a contribution to the peace agreement as other parties.] I think I have worked as hard, ... We have all worked hard. The recognition that Sinn Fein has worked as hard comes from our having increased our vote in the last election." Gerry Adams
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"The threat to this process doesn't come from the weapons of the IRA (Irish Republican Army) which are silenced." Gerry Adams
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"Are the governments in charge or is Ian Paisley in charge?" Gerry Adams
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"At some point, when stretched so far, you break. We are not made of elastic." Gerry Adams
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"Ku Klux Klan into Harlem." Gerry Adams
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"Making peace, I have found, is much harder than making war" Gerry Adams
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"Hugging trees has a calming effect on me. I'm talking about enormous trees that will be there when we are all dead and gone. I've hugged trees in every part of this little island." Gerry Adams
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"We are in this particular situation because once again unionists threaten the institutions and Dr. Reid moved to accommodate them." Gerry Adams
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"To bring about change in this situation, it needs to be driven. Mr. Trimble is a learner-driver, and cannot be left in the driving seat. Mr. Blair has to drive the change forward on every issue that has been mapped out. ..." Gerry Adams
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