Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams apologises for racial slur

Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams apologised Monday for using a racial slur on Twitter while seeking to compare the treatment of African Americans with Catholics in Northern Ireland. Adams, an avid Twitter user who has more than 100,000 followers, spent most of Monday backpedalling furiously over the issue after initially claiming his tweets the previous evening had merely been “ironic”.

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