Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams speaks at a Irish Republican commeration at Edintubber, County Louth, Ireland, Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010. Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams announced Sunday he intends to quit ... more 
Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams speaks at a Irish Republican commeration at Edintubber, County Louth, Ireland, Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010. Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams announced Sunday he intends to quit his political posts in Northern Ireland and seek election to parliament in the Republic of Ireland, a surprise gambit timed to capitalize on the economic crisis. Belfast-born Adams, 62, is an Irish Republican Army veteran and leader of Sinn Fein since 1983, when he won the British parliamentary seat for West Belfast for the first time. Adams and four other Sinn Fein figures who hold House of Commons posts refuse to take their seats in London, citing its requirement for an oath of allegiance to Queen Elizabeth II. less 
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Tue, Nov 16, 2010 11:37 PM EST