Has Their Day Finally Come?

PHILIP HOLLIS for TIME

Adams has called on the I.R.A. to abandon the bullet for the ballot

For decades, members of the I.R.A. have scrawled the slogan on walls and shouted it out in British courts: "Our day will come." Now they are being asked to consider whether that day has arrived — even if it's not quite in the way they expected. Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams said last week that the time has come for the I.R.A. to consider a "purely political and democratic" approach to its goal of a united Ireland. The I.R.A. said it would give the request from its political allies "due consideration."

Adams' opponents accuse him...

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