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OPINION – GERRY ADAMS: In the spirit of Martin McGuinness, let’s do our best to be our best

I REMEMBER Martin McGuinness, in response to a question, telling a journalist that he expected to be dead before he was twenty five. I told the same journalist the same thing. That’s the way it was in the 1970s when Martin and I first met the British government in an effort with others to negotiate […]

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OPINION – GERRY ADAMS: One good turn 173 years ago deserves another

THE Irish proverb “Is ar scáth a chéile a mhaireann na daoine.” translates as  “We all live in each other’s shadow.” In other words we are all interlinked. In our own lifetime probably no greater example of this connectivity between people and communities – of us living in each other’s shadow – is to be […]

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OPINION – GERRY ADAMS: Bobby Sands remained unbroken and unbowed

IT was in Long Kesh, in Cage 11, that I met Bobby Sands. I don’t remember exactly the first time we met but it was almost certainly at one of the discussion groups I set up when I arrived there in 1975. There were around eighty of us in Cage 11. For those of you […]

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OPINION – GERRY ADAMS: We have an all-island strategy for protecting animal health but not human health

THERE is a lot of speculation about when the lockdown caused by the pandemic will end. As a lay person, my own best call is that it will be some time before we should do this. The main factor in any decision to relax confinement measures has to be the health needs of citizens. Without […]

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OPINION – GERRY ADAMS: Pandemic underlines need for Government for Change in Dublin

Notwithstanding the primacy and priority that the pandemic deserves, not least because of the deaths and distress it is causing, I want to return to the need for a Government for Change in Dublin. In fact the pandemic and the recovery from it requires such a government. In the days before the February general election […]

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OPINION – Gerry Adams: Neglect of Moore Street battlefield is a morality tale for our times

REPUBLICANS across the island of Ireland and beyond commemorated the 1916 Easter Rising last weekend.  The online Sinn Féin events were all exceptional and I want to commend everyone involved in producing them. The National Commemoration broadcast in particular – including Mary Lou’s oration – was very uplifting. As we continue to commemorate these events, […]

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