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Adams extends condolences to family of Friends of Sinn Féin President Jim Cullen

9 December, 2017 - by Gerry Adams TD


We are sad to inform you that Jim Cullen, President of Friends of Sinn Féin in America, died last night at his home in New York.

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD said:

“We learn with great regret that Jim Cullen, President of Friends of Sinn Féin in America, died last night at his home in New York.

“Jim was a distinguished human rights lawyer and a former General in the United States Army having been drafted as a young man.

“He was born in New York but his heart was in Offaly, where his mother came from and that bond remained till his death.

“Jim Cullen defended many Irish republicans in landmark cases in America. He was the first President of the Brehon Law Society formed by Paul O’Dwyer.

“He became the President of Friends of Sinn Fein in 2012, carrying on the work of support for Sinn Féin and the cause of Irish reunification.

“Jim is a great loss to his partner Catherine and to his family.

“He has made a huge contribution to the promotion of human and civil rights in America, Ireland and indeed around the world.

“He will be sadly missed and mourned by his many friends in America and Ireland. 

“Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal.”

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