GERRY ADAMS UNDER THE GUN

HAS THE I.R.A. DISMISSED HIM AS IRRELEVANT? CAN THE BRITISH TRUST HIM? CAN THE U.S.?

THE RALLY WAS JUST WHAT GERRY Adams needed to lift his spirits. When he was introduced to 300 supporters crammed into a community center in West Belfast, they all jumped to their feet, cheering, clapping and whistling. Standing in front of a black wall with real negotiations now written on it in bold white letters, Adams launched into a long speech attacking the British for bad faith and pleading for renewed efforts to bring peace to Northern Ireland. His mood was feisty and buoyant.

Six days after an I.R.A. bomb killed two people in London , the leader of Sinn Fein,...

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