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Adams insists he will not quit

Northern Ireland health minister Michelle O’Neill tipped to replace McGuinness

22nd January, 2017
Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams with Gerry Kelly, Carál Ní Chuilín and Órlaithí Flynn outside the party’s offices on the Falls Road in Belfast. Sinn Féin is due to announce tomorrow who will be the party’s new leader in the North Pic: Press Eye

Gerry Adams has said he intends to remain Sinn Féin leader until 2018, despite the departure of Martin McGuinness last week.

McGuinness’s decision not to contest the forthcoming Northern Assembly elections on the grounds of ill-health has renewed speculation about Adams’s own future.

McGuinness had intended to step down this May – the tenth anniversary of him becoming Deputy First Minister – but his health problems accelerated his departure.

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