Successor to Gerry Adams to be elected next year

Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams told his party's conference last night that a special meeting will be called next year to elect a successor.

He announced his intention to step down, and told delegates he will not run for election to the Dáil again.

Alan McBride, whose wife was killed in the IRA Shankill bomb in 1993, met Mr Adams and says he will leave a mixed legacy: