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# Gerry Adams

This year
# Gerry Adams
Gerry Adams was wrongly denied compensation over quashed conviction, Belfast court rules
The Department of Justice has been ordered to reconsider the former Sinn Féin leader’s application for compensation.
# Sinn Féin
Bill Clinton and Gerry Adams to share the stage at Good Friday Agreement event in New York
Bill Clinton famously decided to grant the former Sinn Féin leader a US Visa in 1994.
Last year
# ira bombings
Canary Wharf: Adams was glad he 'didn't know about bombing' as he couldn't report or prevent it
Gerry Adams said he would not have been able to tell people in advance, because of his republicanism.
# Courts
Court orders Gerry Adams to pay legal costs of pretrial motions in defamation action against BBC
The action relates to BBC reporting about the murder of Denis Donaldson, who worked for decades as a spy for the British.
# Court
Gerry Adams fails to have parts of BBC's defence in his defamation claim struck out
Court also orders former Sinn Féin leader to discover certain related documents for the case.
All time
# New York
British officials were 'apoplectic' after Gerry Adams was granted a US visa in 1994
London was said to be ‘apoplectic’ about the decision to grant the visa to the Sinn Féin leader.
# The Big Interview
Electorate should have a say before Taoiseach role rotates back to Varadkar, McDonald insists
The Sinn Féin leader says she’s preparing her party for government and says she believes utterances like Tiocfaidh ár lá will not put people off voting for change.
The Sinn Féin leader has said her party is actively preparing for another general election.
McDonald says she doesn't think the use of statements like 'Tiocfaidh ár lá' puts people off voting for her party.
The government's handling of the pandemic has been "a mess" of late, she says.
Mary Lou McDonald: 'I want to lead as Taoiseach if you give us that chance'
# Sinn Féin
Mary Lou McDonald says she won't be asking Gerry Adams to apologise over Christmas video
The Sinn Féin leader said there was nothing “malicious” behind the video which was part of a fundraising campaign for Foyle Rescue.
# Defamation trial
BBC will claim Gerry Adams was in the IRA as defence in defamation claim, High Court hears
The broadcaster will also argue in its defence that Mr Adams was a leading member of the IRA during its campaign of violence throughout the troubles.
# High Court
Gerry Adams challenges aspects of BBC defences ahead of defamation trial
The BBC denies defamation.
# Gerry Adams
Ó Broin says an apology from Gerry Adams over Christmas video would be 'helpful'
The company who created the sketch, Ferry Clever, has since taken down the video.
# Threat
Banner threat to Gerry Adams being investigated as hate crime
It appeared at the front railings of Belfast City Hall on Saturday.
# Belfast
Mary Lou McDonald and Gerry Adams join crowds at funeral of senior republican Bobby Storey
Politicians in Northern Ireland criticised the large crowds who gathered for the funeral, despite pandemic restrictions.
# Maze Prison
UK Supreme Court quashes Gerry Adams' 1970s convictions for attempted Maze Prison escapes
Adams attempted to escape from the Maze on Christmas Eve 1973 and again in July 1974.
# Sinn Féin
Mary Lou is hoping to ride the crest of a wave of support all the way to the US this Patrick's Day
The party has never had much trouble in drumming up support in the States – though this year’s election result is likely to add to its publicity.
# slán
Retiring TDs reflect on Enda and Leo, their time in the Dáil and the 'slowness' of the system
Eighteen TDs who were elected in 2016 have decided not to run in the general election – but what have some of them learnt.
'I've won the bet': With the election called Gerry Adams can cut his hair, but he's undecided about getting the chop
Adams said the long hair came about because of a bet with Martin Ferris.
# Good Friday Agreement
Gerry Adams urges government to adopt Emma De Souza's citizenship battle
De Souza is appealing a ruling by UK immigration courts that those born in Northern Ireland are automatically British.
# Maze Prison
Gerry Adams’ prison escape convictions are unsafe, UK Supreme Court hears
The former Sinn Féin leader claims two convictions he received in the 70s were unlawful.
# The Troubles
Veteran IRA member claims Gerry Adams lied when he denied being a member of the organisation
The Louth TD has repeatedly denied accusations that he was a member of the paramilitary organisation.
# Apology
LMFM apologises to Gerry Adams over 'false and defamatory' comments about IRA murder
The comments were made during interviews on two days earlier this year.
# Belfast
Liam Adams dies in custody of terminal cancer aged 63
The brother of Gerry Adams was serving a 16-year prison sentence for raping and abusing his daughter.
# aras 18
'Michael D is a formidable president': Adams says Sinn Féin was never going to win Áras election
Adams says that Sinn Féin did not engage with its voters.
# Long Kesh
UK Supreme Court will hear Gerry Adams' case to overturn prison escape convictions
During his second internment, Adams tried to escape twice – on Christmas Eve, December 1973 and again in July 1974.
# party get together
Mary Lou's first Sinn Féin think-in as leader to focus on Irish unity, Brexit and post offices
This is the first year McDonald is leading the event as party leader.
# Twitter talk
Who Tweeted It: Gerry Adams Or Jedward?
Deceptively difficult to decipher their Tweets.
# sunday interview
'I want the organisation to be friendly, respectful': Mary Lou McDonald on the continuing SF bullying claims
In a wide-ranging interview with, the Sinn Féin leader discusses bullying, the upcoming presidential election,and Gerry Adams’ cooking.
# the negotiators
Gerry Adams is publishing a cookbook and it'll be out for Christmas
The former Sinn Féin president has already published numerous memoirs and historical books.
# West Belfast
Man arrested after explosive attack on Gerry Adams' home
The man is being held on suspicion of criminal damage.
# Attack
CCTV footage shows moment explosive device was thrown at home of Gerry Adams
Sinn Féin is holding a rally in West Belfast this evening in light of the incident.
# Blaze
Overnight fire at all-girls secondary school in Co Louth
Nobody was injured in the fire.
# Reconciliation
Gerry Adams quotes Bobby Sands and hails 'historic moment' at Basque peace conference
The former Sinn Féin leader was speaking at a Basque peace conference today.
# St Patrick's Day
Mayor of New York declares today as Gerry Adams Day
Mayor Bill De Blasio paid tribute to Adams for his pursuit of a united Ireland.
# Revolution Adams
An American company caused a stir by naming a beer after Gerry Adams
Revolution Brewing has since removed any mention of the beer from their social media and website.
# lost in the post
Mary Lou on not being invited to the White House: 'I don't feel snubbed'
Former Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams and DUP MP Ian Paisley Jr have been invited.
# not on the list
Mary Lou and Arlene haven't been invited to the White House - but Gerry Adams and Ian Paisley Jr have
The leaders of both parties are traditionally invited to the annual White House Patrick’s Day reception.
# gibraltar
30 years ago a trio of killings sparked one of the darkest, most bizarre, fortnights of The Troubles
The shooting dead of three IRA members on the British territory of Gibraltar sent the North into a frenzy.
# Sinn Féin Ard Fheis
'Sisters are doin' it for themselves': Disco music heralds Sinn Féin into a new dawn
The new Sinn Féin leader knows she has to modernise the party to make it fit for purpose.
# Slán gerry
Mary Lou McDonald is the new leader of Sinn Féin
In her speech, McDonald said “we are the generation of republicans who will see the rising of the moon”.
# saying goodbye
Mary Lou McDonald to lay out her vision to 'modernise' the Sinn Féin party
Mary Lou McDonald will take over from Gerry Adams today, who has led the party for 34 years.