AGES: 58; 80
OCCUPATION: President of Sinn Fein, the Republican national political party in Northern Ireland; leader of Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party respectively
NUMBER OF TIME COVERS: 0
PREVIOUS APPEARANCES ON THE TIME 100: 0
PRO: Paisley, leader of the Democratic Unionists who want to remain a part of Britain, and Adams, head of the Catholic nationalists, sat down for the first time earlier this year to work together in governing Northern Ireland and stopping the violent sectarian conflicts.
CON: Previous political deals in Northern Ireland have faltered, Democratic Unionist members are already defecting, and the two leaders refused to shake hands at their historic meeting.
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