Gerry Adams: I understand why people don't believe me

He made war, and then peace - but scandal, a dark history and economic recovery have stalled his rise

20th September, 2015
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Gerry Adams

When he was 35, Gerry Adams calculated that he had a 90 per cent chance of being assassinated. The white-bearded Sinn Féin leader (he turns 67 in a few weeks) can thus fairly be described as a man who has beaten the odds.

He’s feeling the years, all the same. His back is at him. Sitting for long periods can be uncomfortable. In 2012, he crashed his bike and ended up on a trolley at the...

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