Friday October 30, 2020

Adams makes it back on to the front pages in the US

Irish America sees the Sinn Fein leader as a victim of British perfidy, writes Niall Stanage in Washington, DC.

4th May, 2014
Gerry Adams meets then US president Bill Clinton during an official visit to Dublin.

It seemed, until recently, that the US media spotlight would never again shine on Gerry Adams so intensely as it did during the halcyon days of the peace process.

That all changed last week, but not in the way the Sinn Fein president would have liked. His arrest and questioning in connection with the 1972 killing of Jean McConville was the biggest Irish political story for years in the United States.

Even though reporters noted that...

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