Peace cannot be built on exclusion. That has been the price of the last 30 years.
But if republicans are to prevail, if the peace process is to be successfully concluded and Irish sovereignty and re-unification secured, then we have to set the agenda - no-one else is going to do that.
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Republican patience with how unionism deals with the political institutions, and with key issues like equality and human rights, will be tested because, obviously, there will be a battle a day on these matters. So lets face up to all of this with our eyes wide open.
The last months, weeks and days have seen accelerating discussions, involving the DUP for the first time, about a comprehensive agreement which would see all outstanding matters dealt with and the Good Friday Agreement implemented in full.
|Birth:||6th October, 1948|
Gerry Adams was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He is an Irish republican politician who is the president of the Sinn Féin political party, and a Teachta Dála for Louth since the 2011 general election. From 1983 to 1992 and from 1997 to 2011, he was an abstentionist Westminster Member of Parliament for Belfast West. He has written several books including Falls Memories: A Belfast Life, The Politics of Irish Freedom, A Pathway to Peace, Cage Eleven, The Street and Other Stories, Free Ireland, Before the Dawn(memoir), An Irish Voice, An Irish Journal, A Farther Shore, Hope and History, and An Irish Eye.
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