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Pat Leahy: The implications of the Gerry Adams arrest are profound for the peace process, and for Sinn Féin's political future in the South

The arrest and detention of the Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams by police investigating the murder of Jean McConville 42 years ago is an event of international significance.

4th May, 2014
Irrespective of whether Adams is charged or not, the events of the past few days have surely shortened his tenure as leader.

The arrest and detention of the Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams by police investigating the murder of Jean McConville 42 years ago is an event of international significance.

At home, it is a political earthquake, potentially undermining the northern peace process and throwing Sinn Fein, the coming force in southern politics, into disarray.

Whatever his detractors here might say, Adams is one of the major figures of the last 50 years of Irish history, and a...

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