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Adams, Gerry

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishAdams, GerryGerry AdamsAdams, Ger‧ry /ˈdʒeri/  (1948–) the leader of Sinn Fein, the Irish political party that wants Northern Ireland to unite with the Republic of Ireland and that is believed to have links with the IRA. In the late 1990s, Adams took part in meetings with the British government and with other political parties in Northern Ireland, to discuss ways of bringing peace to the area. Adams was the MP for West Belfast for many years, but never took his seat in Westminster. He had a seat in the Northern Ireland Assembly until the assembly was suspended. He also won a seat at the Northern Ireland Assembly in 1998. Adams is a member of the Irish parliament.
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