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O’Neill welcomes US envoy announcement

27 September, 2017 - by Michelle O'Neill

Sinn Féin leader in the North Michelle O’Neill has welcomed confirmation that the US administration is to retain the post of Special Envoy to Ireland and to the peace process.

“I want to thank Congressman Richard Neal and the Friends of Ireland group in the Congress for their efforts to secure the US Special Envoy post,” she commented.

“Successive US administrations have played a hugely important and positive role in the peace and political process over the last 25 years so it was greatly disappointing when the Trump administration initially indicated that the post would not be renewed.

“I am delighted the White House has now decided to rethink that decision and I look forward to working with the new envoy as soon as he or she is appointed.”

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