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Gerry Adams is a controversial political leader and author who is president of the party Sinn Féin, having historically called for Irish unification.
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Adams has continued his political life, winning a seat in the newly created Northern Ireland Assembly during the summer of '98 and serving for more than a decade during some tumult. In 2011, Adams won a seat on the Irish Republic's House of Representatives, or Dáil, representing the Louth constituency.
Adams has also written more than a dozen books, including Before the Dawn: An Autobiography (1997),
A Farther Shore: Ireland's Long Road to Peace (2003) and the short story collection The Street (1993).
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