Thursday 23 November 2017

Adams used a well-worn script and didn't flinch when the bomb landed

Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams and TD Martin Ferris speak to the media on the plinth at Leinster House in 2011
Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams and TD Martin Ferris speak to the media on the plinth at Leinster House in 2011
Kevin Doyle

Kevin Doyle

Gerry Adams has been down this road before and while it's dark and murky, he has always found a way out.

The script was a well rehearsed tale of known unknowns, exposing how he has a superior memory to everyone else and how his dedication to fixing all the problems of the past went beyond the call of duty.

As the Sinn Féin leader spoke, Leo Varadkar manned the Government benches, leading a scattering of junior ministers and backbenchers.

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