Gerry Adams

Pragmatic peacemaker, traitor or still a republican terrorist?

Another week, another milestone on Northern Ireland's rocky road to a lasting peace. Sinn Fein's decision to drop 86 years of opposition to the police force and British rule of law removed the final obstacle to the restoration of devolved government in Belfast.

Saturday, 3 February, 2007, 12:00am

No peace in sight

The Manchester bomb blast spells the death of any immediate hope of negotiating a peaceful resolution of the Northern Ireland conflict. In recent months, the British and Irish governments have done everything possible to lure the Irish Republican Army into a renewed cease-fire. Repeated concessions were made, even at the risk of alienating Ulster's protestants.

17 Jun 1996 - 12:00am

Let those who want best for Ireland speak

MARGARET Colhoun Salasidis (South China Morning Post, February 17) considers that, in respect of Northern Ireland, the British have run out of ideas. ''Why not'', she continues, ''let someone offer some of their thoughts?'' I agree, but is Gerry Adams the right man for the job? He certainly was, and is believed by many still to be, a member of the Provisional IRA Army Council.

22 Feb 1994 - 12:00am

Ireland's 1,550 obstacles to settlement

THE ministers floating around the Whitehall Christmas press reception one evening this week were effusive in their praise of John Major's role in the Anglo-Irish peace accord, stressing it was his initiative and his alone.

24 Dec 1993 - 12:00am