Gerry Adams: A career in cartoons

Ian Knox cartoon 28/03/17: Talks hit the buffers with nothing agreed and nothing discussed 


Political cartoonist Ian Knox has chronicled Gerry Adams from his dark haired, dark spectacled days into his grey haired, pipe-smoking peace broking ones. 

In the wake of Gerry Adams' plans to retire next year as leader of Sinn Féin, Ian Knox selects a few of his favourite cartoons.

 The three main loyalist groups follow the IRA in declaring a ceasefire. The young clean-shaven and dark-spectacled Gerry Adams and a younger dark-spectacled Gusty Spence have evolved into middle-agred, pipe-smoking peace brokers. 

It's over old thing. February 2005. Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness, Sinn Fein leaders, were publicly named as members of the IRA's Army Council in an unprecedented move by the Irish government yesterday. Meanwhile, the engagement of Charles and Camilla was announced. Bertie Ahern, Tony Blair and RUC Chief Constable Sir Hugh Annesley as stags looking on in the background. 

 Bond and Moneypenny. January 2016. Gerry Adams and Arlene Foster as James Bond and Miss Moneypenny. The cartoon comes after Arlene Foster takes over from Peter Robinson as First Minister. 

 Gerry Adams takes David Trimble for a merry dance. 1999 during the review of the Good Friday Agreement's failure to deliver a devolved government for Northern Ireland.

Ian Knox cartoon 19/10/17: James Brokenshire tells MPs that the north is on a 'glide path' to direct rule with November 30th as the deadline for party agreement 

Ian Knox cartoon 20/11/17: Gerry Adams announces that he is going away you know. Robert Mugabe concedes that he is going away 

Ian Knox cartoon 4/9/17: Sinn Féin rejects a DUP proposal for an immediate restoration of the Stormont assembly 

Ian Knox cartoon 4/8/17: The leaders of the DUP and Sinn Fein strive to outdo each other in asserting eagerness to start devolution talks 

Ian Knox cartooon 31/03/17: Gerry's irritation with Owen Patterson bubbles to the surface as does his way with statistics 

Ian Knox cartoon 28/03/17: Talks hit the buffers with nothing agreed and nothing discussed 

Ian Knox cartoon 10/03/17: The north could face another election if political parties cannot reach agreement within three weeks, James Brokenshire warns 

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