Gerry Adams

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 Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness (right) at the funeral of Patrick Kelly. Photograph:  PA Wire

Martin McGuinness personally planned the firing of a volley of shots over the coffin of an IRA man within church grounds, in what became one of the mo(...)

Mary Holland’s report on the front page of The Irish Times, March 21st 1988.

Kevin Brady’s funeral started peacefully. As with other funerals in west Belfast last week, police were nowhere to be seen, and the only evidence of a(...)

Ray Houghton  heads the Republic of Ireland winner past England’s Peter Shilton during the European Championship at Stuttgart, June 12th 1988. Photograph: Bob Thomas/Getty Images

January 11th: SDLP leader John Hume and Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams hold the first in a series of secretive meetings in Belfast. January 17th: Au(...)

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams reaches out for a supporter’s hand at a conference in New York in 1994. Photograph: Hai Do/AFP/Getty Images

Former UK prime minister John Major was so furious with Bill Clinton over the US government’s decision to grant Gerry Adams a travel visa in 1994, he (...)

Taoiseach Albert Reynolds shakes hands with Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams and SDLP leader John Hume outside Government Buildings after a discussion of ways to advance the peace process following the IRA’s ceasefire announcement of August 31st, 1994. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

UK prime minister John Major remained unconvinced that the IRA had permanently ended its armed campaign following the ceasefire in 1994, according to (...)

Competition between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael for the accolade of being the most responsible political party intensified in December as Theresa May struggled to secure a ‘soft’ Brexit at Westminster. Micheál Martin agreed to prop up Leo Varadkar’s minority Government for a further year and contrasted political chaos in London to rational behaviour in Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The prospect of a hard Brexit and falling economic growth has generated Government plans to protect Irish consumers and producers from shortages and d(...)

Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald was the guest speaker at a fundraising dinner in New York in November. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Sinn Féin’s US fundraising arm raised a further $98,383 (€86,600) from supporters in the six months to the end of October, according to the group’s l(...)

‘Mass migration from the East has given the public fresh bogeymen to fret over; compared with the discrimination these people face, the Irish jokes I encounter almost feel like progress.’

Ireland is spoiling Brexit. The Irish Government’s insistence on a border backstop arrangement has caused everything from confusion to anger among Eng(...)

Sinn Féin’s Gerry Adams at the party ard fheis last February.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Sinn Féin’s Gerry Adams has been given the go-ahead to challenge two historic prison escape convictions at the UK’s highest court. The former Sinn Fé(...)

Boris Johnson:  a much-needed diversion from the current gloom. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Boris Johnson should help banish some of the Brexit blues for 600 delegates attending the DUP annual conference in Belfast on Saturday. The blues mig(...)

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