GERRY Adams' speech at Sinn Fein's annual conference in Mayo was a mixed bag (News, April 16).
There can be no doubt that there is a touch of Fidel Castro in Mr Adams, with more and more of Sinn Fein's campaigning based on a socialist agenda.
Surprises in his speech included a passage that said he "did not want the unionist, Protestant community to go away". It may also be said that he does not want those on the hardest edge of republicanism to go away, either.
Mr Adams crucially said, as a last word, "There will be no going back". We shall see how far forward Sinn Fein will go.