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By ROBERT RENO | February 8, 1994
New York -- The worst-kept secret in Ireland is that if the British Army withdrew from its northern counties tomorrow -- something Gerry Adams suggests is as easy as falling off a log -- the Irish government would have a fit.One often wonders why Britain doesn't make the ultimate threat, which is that it is summarily transferring sovereignty over Northern Ireland to the one nation -- the Irish Republic -- which doesn't want it, can't afford to police it...
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By SIN FEIN PRESS OFFICE | May 9, 2007
Today is another significant landmark in the process of transforming life on this island. Today is a good day for Ireland." - GERRY ADAMS, president of Sinn Fein, on the new power-sharing government in Northern Ireland; the Rev. Ian Paisley, leader of the Democratic Unionist Party, and Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness were sworn in yesterday as first minister and deputy first minister, respectively
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By MICHAEL PAKENHAM | January 26, 1997
Gerry Adams is president of Sinn Fein. And there the confusion may begin, for there are one or two other parties in Ireland, north and south, that lay claim to that label, which in the ancient Irish language means "Ourselves Alone." The newest of them, which Adams leads, is inseparable from today's Irish Republican Army, though, for the sake of legalities, there is virtually universal acceptance of the ruse that the former is a political party and the latter an underground paramilitary operation, and that the two are joined only in theory and aspiration.
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December 20, 2001
HOW RIGHT that Gerry Adams, leader of the Sinn Fein political party in the United Kingdom and Irish Republic and political leader of the IRA, visited Fidel Castro in Havana. How wrong of his friends to tell him not to go. Mr. Adams put the IRA squarely in the camp of international terrorism and revolution to procure weapons in the 1980s. As early as the mid-1970s, the IRA was getting weapons from Libya. It was reportedly supplied by the Palestine Liberation Organization, and by the Soviet Union through the PLO. It remains close to the Basque ETA. Mr. Adams' revolutionary cant in that period embarrassed American fund-raisers.
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August 17, 1997
THE LAST TIME the U.S. waived restriction to allow Gerry Adams, the head of Sinn Fein in Ireland, to visit, the IRA with which Sinn Fein is interlocked resumed bombing. Although the mostly wealthy Irish-Americans who gave him money thought it was for peace-making, they have no way of knowing how much went to bomb-making.Now, with the IRA once more at cease-fire and confidence building toward a resumption of Northern Ireland peace talks on Sept. 15, it is fitting that Mr. Adams return. The new Irish prime minister, Bertie Ahern, has seen him. So has the new British secretary for Northern Ireland, Marjorie Mowlam.
NEWS
December 20, 2001
HOW RIGHT that Gerry Adams, leader of the Sinn Fein political party in the United Kingdom and Irish Republic and political leader of the IRA, visited Fidel Castro in Havana. How wrong of his friends to tell him not to go. Mr. Adams put the IRA squarely in the camp of international terrorism and revolution to procure weapons in the 1980s. As early as the mid-1970s, the IRA was getting weapons from Libya. It was reportedly supplied by the Palestine Liberation Organization, and by the Soviet Union through the PLO. It remains close to the Basque ETA. Mr. Adams' revolutionary cant in that period embarrassed American fund-raisers.
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By SIN FEIN PRESS OFFICE | May 9, 2007
Today is another significant landmark in the process of transforming life on this island. Today is a good day for Ireland." - GERRY ADAMS, president of Sinn Fein, on the new power-sharing government in Northern Ireland; the Rev. Ian Paisley, leader of the Democratic Unionist Party, and Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness were sworn in yesterday as first minister and deputy first minister, respectively
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By DAN BERGER | September 3, 1997
Princess Di lives. Just watch those reruns.If everyone who despises the tabloids' voyeurism would refuse to buy any, the paparazzi would be compelled to seek alternative livelihoods.Vote for Parris Glendening! He eats Chesapeake crabs and oysters for the people.Gerry Adams is visiting in this country, which ought to keep him out of trouble, more or less, for a little while.Pub Date: 9/03/97
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By DAN BERGER | March 8, 1996
Now that the nomination is going Dole's way, his Buchanan problem is just beginning.If Bill really wants to do most of the Irish in Ireland a favor, he will let Gerry Adams come to the U.S. and not let him leave.Earl Weaver goes to the Hall of Fame for winning ball games and developing players, not for kicking dirt or saying stupidities.Maryland experiments with juvenile justice rehabilitation programs and kills any one that works.Pub Date: 3/08/96
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,London Bureau of The Sun | March 17, 1995
BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- To Teresa Cahill, Gerry Adams remains the shy, gangly teen-ager her late husband, Frank, recruited as a community volunteer 30 years ago in a Roman Catholic neighborhood called Ballymurphy."
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | January 11, 1998
CARRICKFERGUS, Northern Ireland -- David Hilditch skipped his job delivering the mail, donned his ceremonial outfit as mayor and welcomed a unique visitor to this Protestant stronghold city of 35,000 yesterday:U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy.Only a few years ago, such a visit by the patriarch of America's Irish-Catholic political dynasty would have inflamed local passions, said Hilditch, an ally of firebrand politician and Protestant preacher the Rev. Ian R. Paisley."When you mention the Kennedy name to the rank and file, you have this scenario of support for Gerry Adams [leader of the Irish Republican Army's political wing, Sinn Fein]
NEWS
September 29, 1997
GREAT HOPES attend the negotiations at Stormont, near Belfast, that aim to bring accommodation to the Protestant and Catholic communities in Northern Ireland, to Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic, and to that republic and Britain. A business committee gets down to setting an agenda -- in itself, substance -- today.Two developments, following the second IRA ceasefire, permit optimism. One is that John Hume, leader of the Social Democratic and Labor Party (SDLP), biggest vote-winner among the Catholic minority in the province, is not running for president of the Irish Republic, for which he is eligible.
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By DAN BERGER | September 3, 1997
Princess Di lives. Just watch those reruns.If everyone who despises the tabloids' voyeurism would refuse to buy any, the paparazzi would be compelled to seek alternative livelihoods.Vote for Parris Glendening! He eats Chesapeake crabs and oysters for the people.Gerry Adams is visiting in this country, which ought to keep him out of trouble, more or less, for a little while.Pub Date: 9/03/97
NEWS
August 17, 1997
THE LAST TIME the U.S. waived restriction to allow Gerry Adams, the head of Sinn Fein in Ireland, to visit, the IRA with which Sinn Fein is interlocked resumed bombing. Although the mostly wealthy Irish-Americans who gave him money thought it was for peace-making, they have no way of knowing how much went to bomb-making.Now, with the IRA once more at cease-fire and confidence building toward a resumption of Northern Ireland peace talks on Sept. 15, it is fitting that Mr. Adams return. The new Irish prime minister, Bertie Ahern, has seen him. So has the new British secretary for Northern Ireland, Marjorie Mowlam.
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By MICHAEL PAKENHAM | January 26, 1997
Gerry Adams is president of Sinn Fein. And there the confusion may begin, for there are one or two other parties in Ireland, north and south, that lay claim to that label, which in the ancient Irish language means "Ourselves Alone." The newest of them, which Adams leads, is inseparable from today's Irish Republican Army, though, for the sake of legalities, there is virtually universal acceptance of the ruse that the former is a political party and the latter an underground paramilitary operation, and that the two are joined only in theory and aspiration.
NEWS
By William Pfaff | July 22, 1996
PARIS -- The most desperate words I have ever read about Northern Ireland were written a few days ago by an eminent British commentator, Neal Ascherson of London's The Independent.''It is the last resort, but perhaps the only hope,'' he wrote. ''When the first American patrol moves up the Lower Falls, and when the Stars and Stripes flutter above the guardposts . . . at Derry, then the madness can slowly begin to drain off the land.''They are also the most futile words ever written about Northern Ireland.
NEWS
September 29, 1997
GREAT HOPES attend the negotiations at Stormont, near Belfast, that aim to bring accommodation to the Protestant and Catholic communities in Northern Ireland, to Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic, and to that republic and Britain. A business committee gets down to setting an agenda -- in itself, substance -- today.Two developments, following the second IRA ceasefire, permit optimism. One is that John Hume, leader of the Social Democratic and Labor Party (SDLP), biggest vote-winner among the Catholic minority in the province, is not running for president of the Irish Republic, for which he is eligible.
NEWS
February 21, 1996
THE THIRD BOMB in London since the IRA resumed its campaign of terror removes any pretext that Gerry Adams as president of Sinn Fein, the political affiliate of the IRA, belongs in peace talks. Either he is complicit, or he no longer speaks for the "military" arm of the Republican movement. In either circumstance, he could bring nothing to the table.But the 17-month cease-fire in Northern Ireland and the prospect of negotiating a decent regime in the province have convinced all others of the stake they have in peace.
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By DAN BERGER | March 8, 1996
Now that the nomination is going Dole's way, his Buchanan problem is just beginning.If Bill really wants to do most of the Irish in Ireland a favor, he will let Gerry Adams come to the U.S. and not let him leave.Earl Weaver goes to the Hall of Fame for winning ball games and developing players, not for kicking dirt or saying stupidities.Maryland experiments with juvenile justice rehabilitation programs and kills any one that works.Pub Date: 3/08/96
NEWS
February 21, 1996
THE THIRD BOMB in London since the IRA resumed its campaign of terror removes any pretext that Gerry Adams as president of Sinn Fein, the political affiliate of the IRA, belongs in peace talks. Either he is complicit, or he no longer speaks for the "military" arm of the Republican movement. In either circumstance, he could bring nothing to the table.But the 17-month cease-fire in Northern Ireland and the prospect of negotiating a decent regime in the province have convinced all others of the stake they have in peace.
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