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Gerry Adams TD

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Gerry Adams - Party Leader, shadowing An Taoiseach

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
[email protected]
Mon-Thurs 10am - 3.00pm

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

Oireachtas contact details: [email protected] or 01 618 4442

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

Statements (2176)

May’s speech fails to deliver or impress – Adams22 September, 2017

Varadkar’s vision for Ireland ‘Thatcherism with a fresh coat of paint’ – Adams22 September, 2017

Irish Unity is achievable and winnable – Gerry Adams TD21 September, 2017

Good Friday Agreement should be protocol in any Brexit withdrawal agreement - Gerry Adams TD21 September, 2017

Sinn Féin legal advice says MPs and MEPs should be allowed to speak at today’s meeting with Guy Verhofstadt21 September, 2017

Gerry Adams TD raises future of Faughart National School with Minister Bruton20 September, 2017

Families in perpetual crisis and stress due to absence of proper respite care services – Adams20 September, 2017

Adams extends condolences on the death of Jimmy Magee20 September, 2017

Adams gives cautious welcome to Drogheda’s designation as a rent pressure zone19 September, 2017

Sinn Féin Backs Rural Ireland – Gerry Adams TD19 September, 2017

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