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Gerry Adams TD

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Gerry Adams TD

Gerry's Blog: http://leargas.blogspot.ie

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 (2391)

Hunger Strike Commemoration: The republican strategy is making progress15 August, 2011

Adams demands Ballymurphy Inquiry8 August, 2011

Adams gives cautious welcome to Reilly’s commitment on Michael Shine enquiry21 July, 2011

Adams urges Kenny to ‘make a stand’ at Eurozone summit20 July, 2011

Adams extends condolences to family of Cathal Quinn19 July, 2011

Burton’s remarks “disgraceful” says Adams18 July, 2011

Adams supports SNA campaign13 July, 2011

Adams meets senior Palestinian delegation13 July, 2011

Urgent action needed to protect lowest paid – Adams12 July, 2011

Taoiseach’s credibility on the line – Adams11 July, 2011

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