Gerry Adams Releases New Book ‘Never Give Up’

Some of the issues and campaigns I write about are still un­resolved at the time of publication, years after I put pen to paper. These include the search for justice and equality for so many in Ireland and throughout the world. Some of these campaigns are decades old. They are still winnable. The secret is to persevere. Convert the opposition. Win them over. Or wear them down. But keep going. Never give up.’

–          Gerry Adams



Inspired by the mantra of his friend and colleague, the late Martin McGuinness, Gerry Adams has released a new book, Never Give Up: Selected Writings, a compilation of selected pieces Gerry has written since 2009.


Never Give Up gives a thought-provoking insight into the public and private life of Gerry Adams, and provides an in-depth look at the ardently held beliefs of Ireland’s best-known politician. The book reveals Gerry’s thoughts on the Irish peace process and Brexit. It also recounts his experiences attending historic events such as the inauguration of Barack Obama and the funerals of Nelson Mandela and Fidel Castro. We get a glimpse into Gerry’s passions, including his love for the Antrim GAA teams, nature and his dogs. Turbulent times are also explored, like his move from West Belfast to Co. Louth in order to run for a seat in the Dáil, and the loss of his close friend and political ally, Martin McGuinness.


With chapters ranging from Justice for all, to A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Dáil Today to A New Ireland, the book takes the reader on a fascinating journey from serious to slapstick and back again.


Published by Mercier Press, Never Give Up: Selected Writings is available nationwide from 9 November, RRP €14.99/£12.50.

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