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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 (1997)

"A momentous step forward for equality" - Gerry Adams TD remarks on recognition of Traveller ethnicity1 March, 2017

Adams welcomes anti-drugs arrests in Dundalk28 February, 2017

Adams welcomes new IFI Funding for cross border Youth Project28 February, 2017

Border Communities face serious threat from Brexit – Adams27 February, 2017

“Designated Special Status within the EU should now become official Government policy” – Gerry Adams TD24 February, 2017

Taoiseach must use every diplomatic avenue possible to ensure Ibriham Halawa’s release - Gerry Adams TD24 February, 2017

Gerry Adams TD welcomes Taoiseach's comments on Brexit and Irish reunification23 February, 2017

Minister Ross must intervene to protect our public bus service – Adams22 February, 2017

Gerry Adams TD urges Irish government to raise Finucane case internationally22 February, 2017

Scandal of homelessness in Louth - Gerry Adams TD21 February, 2017

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