Adams is a living emblem of nationalist experience

His secretive, ruthless and courageous personality was shaped by the North itself. To understand Gerry Adams, it is necessary to understand the Six Counties

11th February, 2018

Almost certainly it will take the calmer waters of historical analysis in future years to arrive at any consensus on Gerry Adams’s role in contemporary Ireland.

It there was any personality who profoundly symbolised not only the North but the South’s conflicted feelings about it, it is Gerry Adams. If you were scripting an emblematic life story out of the nationalist experience in the Northern state since its inception you might well arrive...

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