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Former Beirut hostage to address major SF US Conference

27 May, 2009 - by Pat Sheehan

Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams MP, will host a major forum in New York on June 13th. The theme of the forum is ‘United Ireland – How do we get there’.
The conference will take place in the Hilton Hotel, 1335 Avenue of the Americas (53rd Street) New York City.

Speaking today Mr. Adams said:

“Irish America played a significant role in securing the peace process. The next important task is unity.

‘As part of the work of the party’s task force on Irish reunification we are hosting a number of significant forums in Ireland, the US and Britain over the course of the coming year.

‘Our task is to mobilize support at home and internationally for the democratic demand for Irish reunification to be met. I am delighted that the first event in New York has attracted such significant support both from prominent individuals and organisations.” ENDS

Editors Note:

Key speakers at the conference include author Pete Hamill, Professor Brendan O’Leary of the University of Pennsylvania, author and broadcaster Brian Keenan, and President of the Laborers International Union of North America Terence O’Sullivan.

Also participating in this conference are the Presidents of Irish American organisations including the Ancient Order of Hibernians, the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, Irish Northern Aid, the Irish America Unity Conference, the Brehan Law Society and the United Irish Counties Association. All interested in the question of Irish Unity are being encouraged to participate.

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