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Gerry Adams: Face of IRA who helped cement Northern Ireland peace

DUBLIN (Reuters) – As the public face of the Irish Republican Army during its bombing campaigns, then peacemaker and mainstream politician, Gerry Adams has been a defining figure of Northern Ireland’s 50-year journey from sectarian torment to relative stability.

Gerry Adams to step down as Sinn Fein leader after 34 years

DUBLIN (Reuters) – Sinn Fein’s Gerry Adams is to step down next year as party leader after 34 years in a move that will complete a generational shift in the former political wing of the Irish Republican Army (IRA), he told his party on Saturday.