Gerry Adams is an Irish politician known for being the president of the Irish republican political party Sinn Féin. He is also known for serving as the Member of Parliament for Belfast West on multiple occasions.
He was born to Anne Hannaway and renowned soldier Gerry Adams, Sr. In 1971, he got married to Collette McArdle, with whom he fathered a son named Gerry Adams, Jr.
In 2016, the U.S. Secret Service denied him entrance to the White House for the annual St Patrick's Day celebrations despite the fact that he received an invitation for the event.
In 2016, he sparked controversy after using the highly offensive word "n*****" in a tweet. He later apologized for using the insulting and contemptuous word.
In 2013, his brother Liam Adams was sentenced to 16 years imprisonment for sexually abusing his own daughter.
He sustained severe injuries during an attempt on his life in 1984.
At that time, the army leadership said the implementation of this agreement would allow everyone, including the IRA, to take its political objectives forward by peaceful and democratic means.Gerry Adams
But if republicans are to prevail, if the peace process is to be successfully concluded and Irish sovereignty and re-unification secured, then we have to set the agenda - no-one else is going to do that.Gerry Adams
For over 30 years, the IRA showed that the British government could not rule Ireland on its own terms.Gerry Adams
It will always be a battle a day between those who want maximum change and those who want to maintain the status quo.Gerry Adams
Making peace, I have found, is much harder than making war.Gerry Adams
Republican patience with how unionism deals with the political institutions, and with key issues like equality and human rights, will be tested because, obviously, there will be a battle a day on these matters. So lets face up to all of this with our eyes wide open.Gerry Adams
Sinn Fein has demonstrated the ability to play a leadership role as part of a popular movement towards peace, equality and justice.Gerry Adams
Sinn Fein has productively taken the example of South Africa and, as we develop the peace process, we continue to use examples from South Africa.Gerry Adams
Such decisions will be far reaching and difficult. But you never lacked courage in the past. Your courage is now needed for the future.Gerry Adams
The Irish Republican Army has kept every commitment made by its leadership.Gerry Adams
The unionists also for their part, want to minimise the potential for change, not only on the equality agenda but on the issues of sovereignty and ending the union.Gerry Adams
When others stood idly by, you and your families gave your all, in defence of a risen people and in pursuit of Irish freedom and unity.Gerry Adams
Your determination, selflessness and courage have brought the freedom struggle towards its fulfilment.Gerry Adams
is a famous Irish politician,
who was born on
October 6, 1948. As a person born on this date, Gerry Adams is listed in our database as the 18th
most popular celebrity for the day (October 6) and the 99th most popular for the year (1948).
People born on October 6
fall under the Zodiac sign of Libra, the Scales.
Gerry Adams is the 750th most popular Libra.
Aside from information specific to Gerry Adams' birthday, Gerry Adams is the 81st most famous Irish and ranks 5th in famous people born in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
In general, Gerry Adams ranks as the 8838th
most popular famous person, and the 137th most popular politician of all time.
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