I have always hated Gerry Adams, and his like, for what the Irish Republican Army (IRA) did to innocent victims during its armed campaign. I never thought I'd ever be grateful for anything Adams did; however, I am pleased to say that I believe I have him to thank for finally ending the IRA's armed campaign.
Today's statement is wonderful news, and finally allows the organization's goals to move forward. I still don't agree with their desire for a united Irish Republic, but I'm happy that they have chosen to adopt political means to try and achieve it. Hopefully, the IRA will abandon all criminal activity as well.