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Biography: Gerry Adams: An Unauthorised Life, By Malachi O’Doherty, Faber & Faber, €17.25

3rd September, 2017
Gerry Adams: the street fighter who eventually became a peacemaker Pic: Getty

Biography: Gerry Adams: An Unauthorised Life, By Malachi O’Doherty, Faber & Faber, €17.25

Next month, Gerry Adams will turn 69. In November, he will put his name forward for re-election as president of Sinn Féin for the 34th year in a row. In this role alone, he has outlasted seven taoisigh and five British prime ministers.

In the absence of the late Martin McGuinness, Adams is perhaps now more important...

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