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Gerry Adams TD


Gerry Adams TD

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Gerry Adams has been President of Sinn Fein since 1983. He is the Teachta Dála (TD) for Louth and East Meath.

Gerry Adams was born in 1948. He became involved in the civil rights campaign in the 1960s and was active in campaigns around discrimination in housing and equal rights.

He was interned without trial in 1972. In July 1972 he was released to participate in secret talks in London. After his re-arrest he tried to escape and was imprisoned. He was released in 1976.

In 1984 he was shot and seriously wounded by a unionist death squad working in collusion with British Intelligence.

Gerry Adams and John Hume initiated the peace process which succeeded in bringing an end to the conflict. He was one of the architects of the Good Friday Agreement which of all-Ireland political institutions and a power sharing Executive in the north of Ireland.

In 2011 he resigned his seat in the British Parliament and was subsequently elected to the Dáil (Irish Parliament) in the general election of February 2011.

He is also the author of 13 books, including: A Pathway to Peace, The Politics of Irish Freedom and Selected Writings, A New Ireland – A Vision for the Future; his autobiographies Before the Dawn and Hope and History - Making Peace in Ireland, An Irish Voice and An Irish Journal.

Constituency Office details/Clinic times:
Drogheda Constituency Office, Unit 6, 84 West St, Drogheda, Co. Louth.
041 987 3823
Mon-Thurs 10am - 3.00pm

Dundalk Constituency Office, 1-2 Crowe St, Dundalk, Co. Louth.
042 932 8859
Monday-Friday 10.00am -5.00pm

Oireachtas contact details: or 01 618 4442

Gerry Adams is a voluntary director of Féile an Phobail Community Arts Festival.

Statements (1096)

Austerity part of the problem, not the solution – Adams2 March, 2015

Stand up to Criminal Gangs – Adams1 March, 2015

Adams slams Joan Burton as "architect of austerity"28 February, 2015

Society increasingly polarised under Enda Kenny – Adams26 February, 2015

Kenny pays lip service to 1916 – Adams26 February, 2015

More resources needed to police border area – Adams26 February, 2015

Adams calls on government to implement report on Irish Language26 February, 2015

Delayed discharges a national crisis – Adams25 February, 2015

Adams welcomes Taoiseach’s confirmation of Ballymurphy motion for Dáil24 February, 2015

Adams disappointed at Kenny response on Bus Éireann service24 February, 2015

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