Deciphering The Gerry Adams Twitter Code


Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams published his first ever tweet on February 6th 2013, and in two and a half years he has built up a cult following on the social network of over 85,000 followers. So why is Twitter so important to the alleged ex-IRA commander? It may not be as innocent as you think.

In January this year, WWN hired some of the world’s leading code breakers to decipher the politician’s tweets in a bid to crack open the secret world of the country’s most mysterious men.

The Meaning Behind Those Rubber Ducks

Time 4 a hot soapy sudsy soak.

— Gerry Adams (@GerryAdamsSF) December 14, 2014

Since beginning his online journey, Gerry Adams has become renowned for his regular rubber ducky posts, but what do they actually mean? Well, first we need to look at his past as a senior key member of the IRA.

There were sixteen people who ‘disappeared’ during the troubles in Northern Ireland. The Provisional IRA admitted responsibility for thirteen of the sixteen, while one was admitted by the INLA. No attribution has been given to the remaining two. To date the remains of ten victims have been recovered.

Now look at the picture above. How many small yellow ducks can you spot? That’s right, sixteen, with one large ‘ducky’, who our experts believe is Adams himself. The Sinn Fein leaders use of colour is also remarkable; yellow being a well known colour for home, indicating which side the missing people were on. We suspect the green, pink and blue ducks indicate Northern Ireland, England and Scottish touts who may have also been ‘taken care of internally’ by the IRA.

Those Beard References

I was born with a beard. Gave up shaving when I was 3 years old.

— Gerry Adams (@GerryAdamsSF) April 28, 2014

Obviously, Gerry Adams was not born with a beard. That is impossible. So, why say it?

Wearing facial hair is compulsory for senior IRA figures, and has been an unwritten rule since 1967. When he says here that he was ‘born with a beard’, he is actually referencing his family’s strong links to the Irish Republican Army , as his parent’s Gerry Adams, Sr. and Anne Hannaway, came from republican backgrounds. Adams’ grandfather, also named Gerry Adams, had been a member of the Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB) during the Irish War of Independence. Gerry was initiated into the family business in 1951, when he was just three years old. Making sense now?

What’s With Those Teddy Bears?

Barr an lá leat. Another soft day. Me @ Ted have work 2 do. Have a nice Lent.

— Gerry Adams (@GerryAdamsSF) February 13, 2013

‘Ted’ is a long running character in the Gerry Adams Twitter feed. Pictures of Ted in bed with other stuffed toys are common place in his elaborate world. Sometimes Ted isn’t even the same Teddy, as here:

Tom&Ted waiting 4 Voice of Ireland result.

— Gerry Adams (@GerryAdamsSF) April 26, 2015

A totally different toy, so who is Ted, really?

Our team of psychiatrists have all agreed that Ted is actually Gerry Adams’ alter ego. Ted may even be Gerry’s way of detaching himself from his troubled past, who many claim was littered with dozens of bombings and shootings, all given the green light by Adams. This strange behaviour may also be attributed to his voice being banned from all news and media in the 1980s by then PM Margaret Thatcher.

Ted Made A Pie.

— Gerry Adams (@GerryAdamsSF) March 28, 2015

Did Ted really make the pie? Or was it Gerry. You decide.

Strange Unknown Dialect

Lá breithe shona duit Mary Lou!

— Gerry Adams (@GerryAdamsSF) May 1, 2015

Among the many hidden messages on his Twitter feed, Mr. Adams uses a strange unknown dialect, probably messages to his band of brothers in the IRA. This language seems backwards and almost impossible to crack. After months of analysis, our team finally cracked this one here, finding it said: ‘You Will Never Be Leader Mary Lou, But Happy Birthday Anyway’.

And this one:

Madadh amhain. Madadh amain eile. Agus an beirt.

— Gerry Adams (@GerryAdamsSF) July 13, 2015

Which directly translates to: ‘One body here. One body there. No fooling a dog’s scent’

Other Strange Tweets Translated

Hushabye baby on the tree top.When the wind blows the cradle will rock.When the wind stills the cradle will fall&down will come baby&cradle&all.

— Gerry Adams (@GerryAdamsSF) February 20, 2014

This was a direct reference to the death of Ian Paisley.

Just trying out the dog’s blindfold. Shud I wear this during Leaders’ Qs?

— Gerry Adams (@GerryAdamsSF) February 17, 2015

The IRA were renowned for their interrogation techniques using blindfolds and Daniel O’Donnell tracks to torture their victims into submission. ‘Dog’ is an IRA term for an informant. Go figure.

I love Geraniums.

— Gerry Adams (@GerryAdamsSF) June 29, 2015

After seven months deciphering this tweet, our team found Gerry Adams actually does like Geraniums.

Look what I found in back of the cofra? E Bay material?

— Gerry Adams (@GerryAdamsSF) August 4, 2015

This is a direct reference to the IRA’s busiest period, 1990, where the group made 400 attacks which killed 30 soldiers and police and injured 340. Lovely hurling.

In bed with UB40. Red Red Wine xoxzzzz

— Gerry Adams (@GerryAdamsSF) August 9, 2015

UB40 was actually a card issued to the unemployed from the UK government’s Department of Health and Social. This is Adams confirming his connections with the British Secret service. ‘Red Red Wine’ indicating the blood spilled by both sides.