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Gerry Adams


North Irish politician who was simply an associate of Parliament for Belfast Western world from 1983 to 1992 and again from 1997 to 2011. He started leading Sinn Féin, the 3rd largest party in Ireland, in 1983. In 2016, he sparked worldwide outcry for Tweeting a racial slur. He afterwards removed the tweet and apologized. In 1967, he joined up with the North Ireland Civil Privileges Association. He was portrayed by professional Jonathan Ryan within the 2004 film Omagh. His 1971 relationship to Collette McArdle created three kids. He attended this year’s 2009 presidential inauguration of Barack Obama.

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Full Name Gerry Adams
Date Of Birth October 6, 1948
Place Of Birth Belfast, Northern Ireland
Height 1.88 m
Profession Politician
Education St Finian's Primary School, St Mary's Christian Brothers' Grammar School, Belfast
Nationality Irish, British
Spouse Collette McArdle
Children Gerry Adams, Jr.
Parents Gerry Adams Sr., Annie Hannaway
Siblings Liam Adams
Star Sign Libra

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1His voice was banned from being broadcast on television by Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher on October 19, 1988, as it would "deny terrorists the oxygen of publicity." This ban was later lifted by Prime Minister John Major on September 17, 1994.
2He was a Member of Parliament for Belfast West from 1983-1992, and from 1997 to present.
3President of the Sinn Féin Party in Northern Ireland since 1983.
4Has never admitted to belonging to the Irish Republican Army, but was interned on suspicion during the 1970s.
5Son of Gerry and Anne (nee Hannaway) Adams.
6Attended St. Mary's Christian Brothers School in West Belfast.
7One of 10 surviving children in a West Belfast family.






The Hunger Strike2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
David Trimble: Out in the Cold2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Kelly2005TV SeriesHimself
Los desayunos de TVE2005TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show2004TV SeriesHimself
Breakfast with Frost2004TV SeriesHimself
A House Divided2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Spotlight2002TV SeriesHimself
Living the Revolution2002DocumentaryHimself
Endgame in Ireland2001TV Movie documentaryHimself (President, Sinn Fein)
The Sunday Programme1998TV SeriesHimself
Question Time1997TV SeriesHimself
World in Action1996TV Series documentaryHimself
Jonathan Dimbleby1995TV SeriesHimself
Counterpoint1995TV Series documentaryHimself
A Week in Politics1995TV SeriesHimself
Newsnight1995TV SeriesHimself
Walden1994TV SeriesHimself
Election 831983TV MovieHimself
60 Minutes2015TV Series documentaryHimself - Leader of Sinn Fein (segment "The Good Friday Agreement")
Who Won the War?2014TV Movie documentaryHimself - Sinn Féin President (as Gerry Adams TD)
Thatcher & the IRA: Dealing with Terror2014TV Movie documentaryHimself - Sinn Féin President (as Gerry Adams TD)
The Disappeared2013DocumentaryHimself
Channel 4 News2013TV SeriesHimself
Art of Conflict2012DocumentaryHimself
When Hope and History Rhymed2011DocumentaryHimself
The Bible: A History2010TV Series documentaryHimself - Presenter
Caiga quien caiga2007TV SeriesHimself

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The Special Relationship2010TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
The Blair Years2007TV Series documentaryHimself
The Big Heist2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Banned in the UK2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Give My Head Peace2004TV SeriesHimself
World in Action1983TV Series documentaryHimself

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1[on imprisoned Kurdish labor leader Abdullah Ocalan] Persuading enemies that there are alternative ways to resolve long-standing differences takes patience and a willingness to engage in dialogue, but most important it requires leadership. Ocalan has demonstrated that leadership. Despite incarceration he has forged a roadmap to peace that commits the Kurdish people to democracy and freedom and tolerance. I commend him for his leadership and vision and urge the Turkish government to release him.
2Hugging trees has a calming effect on me. I'm talking about enormous trees that will be there when we are all dead and gone. I've hugged trees in every part of this little island.

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