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20/11/2017

Sinn Féin Leader Gerry Adams To Step Down

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has announced that he will stand down from the party next year.

Mr Adams, who has led the party since 1983, made the announcement during his address to the party's Ard Fheis on Saturday, 18 November.

During his speech, Mr Adams praised the progress that the party had made, and said that he believed that they would grow strong in the future, but "leadership means knowing when it is time for change".

He continued: "That time is now. I will not be standing for the Dáil in the next election. This is also my last Ard Fheis as Uachtarán

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