Seeking to lead from the left

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams believes his party is making serious inroads into the Irish political landscape, even if questions about his past refuse to go away, writes Niamh Connolly.

13th April, 2013
Gerry Adams: `We need to get to a post-Good Friday Agreement stage.'

It's 4.30pm and Gerry Adams is in his Belfast home being pressed on the phone for details of his Dáil take-home salary. "I'll just find out, give me a second," he says, putting the phone down.

He wanders off and calls his wife Colette, while the babble of visiting toddlers floats across from somewhere in the Adams household.

On the anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement last Wednesday, the 64-year-old Sinn Féin president...

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