Gerry Adams launches 'Irish unity' Easter egg
FORMER Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has launched "cross-community, all Ireland, all island Easter egg".
In an unusual video shared on social media, Mr Adams unveiled a “very, very, very special package that we have put together at considerable expense” – a chocolate egg wrapped in a sheet of paper declaring #Time4Unity.
“While we honour our patriot dead, and it’s very, very important that we do so and we remember the sacrifices of all of those generations, and particularly the men and women of our own time and also the men and women of 1916 … Easter is also about Easter eggs," the former West Belfast MP said.
“What better thing to unite the people of Ireland, than a uniting Ireland Easter egg – let me tell you, even the unionists like Easter eggs.”
Today we launched our Uniting Ireland Easter eggs.— Gerry Adams (@GerryAdamsSF) March 20, 2021
Sadly because of Covid restrictions there is a limited supply and they are only available in Belfast.
So, if you want one contact your local Sinn Féin rep quickly. pic.twitter.com/H7kZwPag2X
Along with friend and his long-standing press officer Richard McAuley, Mr Adams has previously launched Valentine’s Day and St Patrick’s Day cards.
The former Sinn Féin leader was accused by some Twitter users of displaying a lack of respect, as the light-hearted video coincided with the 28th anniversary of the death of 12-year-old Tim Parry and three-year-old Jonathan Ball, who were killed by an IRA bomb in Warrington.