Ed Moloney: Gerry Adams cuts a lonely figure

Martin McGuinness’s untimely death means that Sinn Féin and Gerry Adams will never be the same again

26th March, 2017
Gerry Adams at the funeral of Martin McGuinness on Thursday in Derry Pic: RollingNews.ie

‘He’s a very cold person,” remembered Freddie Scappaticci of Martin McGuinness. “He doesn’t have friends in the IRA. He has what he calls ‘comrades’.”

Freddie Scappaticci is probably better known to the world outside the IRA as Steaknife, perhaps the most valuable double agent in the pay of British intelligence during the Troubles.

At the time he made those remarks, ‘Scap’, as he was better...

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