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Pat Sheehan tells David McKittrick about his long journey from the Maze prison to Gerry Adams' seat in the Belfast Assembly

Gerry Adams denies WikiLeaks allegations

Gerry Adams has denied claims on WikiLeaks that he was an IRA leader and had advance knowledge of the infamous Northern Bank raid.

Remains found on beach in hunt for IRA victim

Body remains have been dug up on a beach in Northern Ireland where an IRA murder victim was secretly buried after going missing nearly 40 years ago.

Pablo Munoz: If Northern Ireland is a model, Basques need a Gerry Adams to call order

A lot of people are asking what Eta needs to make its ceasefire permanent and credible. The answer, I believe, is a Basque Gerry Adams, a leadership figure with enough authority and courage to stand up and say, it's time to turn the lights out, and turn the page.

Adams refuses to reveal his role in IRA murder

Northern Ireland Gerry Adams hit back yesterday at "anti-republican elements" pursuing him over the death of a woman at the hands of the IRA and said he would not give details of his role during the armed group's campaign.

Gerry Adams accused of ordering murders

Former IRA chief claimed Sinn Fein's president ordered killing of Jean McConville

Sinn Fein chief Gerry Adams's wife has cancer surgery

Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams has spoken publicly for the first time of the “huge shock” at discovering his wife has been diagnosed with cancer.

Robinson affair may hasten policing deal

Chastened DUP ready to talk over ceding control of justice to Belfast

Gerry Adams: Sinn Fein didn’t know about abuse claims

Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams has insisted that party members in Dundalk knew nothing of the allegations that his brother Liam had been accused of sex abuse against his daughter.

I'm stepping aside to clear my name, says Robinson

DUP leader Peter Robinson said today he was temporarily stepping down as Northern Ireland First Minister in an attempt to clear his name following the scandal surrounding his wife Iris.

Gerry Adams rejects ‘cover-up’ claims over suspect brother

Gerry Adams has insisted he has no further questions to answer over his role in the charges of sexual abuse being faced by his brother, Liam.

Loyalists in death threat to Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams



Police told him of the danger posed by a splinter paramilitary group called the Orange Volunteers.

Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams denies claims over brother’s role

Gerry Adams was under fresh pressure last night after a Sunday newspaper claimed his suspected paedophile brother was Sinn Fein's most senior official in Co Louth.

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