'Yes I do like teddy bears - and people keep giving me rubber ducks' - Gerry Adams
The political leader, known for his whimsical style on Twitter, has said his teddy bear had baked a cake for Northern Ireland first minister Peter Robinson and tweeted a photograph of four luminous rubber ducks he'd received as a present.
He has responded to the ongoing bemusement regarding his eccentric Twitter account in an interview with The Irish Daily Star.
“I did see a one-legged dog. And I do like teddy bears. People keep giving me rubber ducks. I have a grandchild who now says to me, ‘Not another duck!’”
Ted, Gerry’s teddy bear, has been a frequent theme of the Adams’ Twitter account.
Adams also said he sports a beard simply because he can’t shave.
“I can’t shave. It is not that I don’t shave, I just can’t shave.”
Adams, who is fiercely critical of the political system in Leinster House and slammed it as “dysfunctional”, says however, that he doesn’t take himself too seriously.
Pizza ar slí abhaile. Ag lui anios. Codladh samh. Zzzzzzxoxo— Gerry Adams (@GerryAdamsSF) February 27, 2015
“I argue with conviction about an issue I am convinced of but I would like to think that I don’t take myself too seriously.”
Adams' latest tweet refers to him having pizza on the way home, before a restful sleep.