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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 (1200)

More Equality Needed – Adams23 May, 2015

A good day for equality and for Ireland - Adams23 May, 2015

Referendum has has brought the issues of inclusion and equality to the fore - Adams22 May, 2015

Your vote is the greatest instrument of change – Adams21 May, 2015

Marriage Equality “a huge opportunity to make an awful lot of people happy”– Adams20 May, 2015

Meeting with Prince Charles a significant symbolic and practical step forward in the process of healing and reconciliation – Gerry Adams TD19 May, 2015

Same sex marriage referendum a civil not religious issue - Adams18 May, 2015

Sinn Féin Representatives to attend events during the visit of Prince Charles17 May, 2015

Gerry Adams calls upon Taoiseach to consider consequences of Tory government for agreements and institutions16 May, 2015

Almost 400 children on Hospital waiting lists more than six months - Adams15 May, 2015

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