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Adams welcomes Obama's decision to visit Ireland

17 March, 2011 - by Gerry Adams

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD who is in Washington today for a series of St. Patrick’s Day events, including the Speakers lunch with President Obama and An Taoiseach Enda Kenny, and the White House event this evening, has welcomed President Obama’s decision to visit Ireland in May.

The Sinn Fein leader said:

“Successive US governments have contributed significantly to the peace process in Ireland. The Obama administration, including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, has been an important part of this.

"I am sure that the Irish people will demonstrate their appreciation of this when President Obama visits in May.” ENDS

 Note to Editor:

Gerry Adams held a meeting with the Congressional Friends of Ireland group this morning and met with senior State department officials. Their discussions covered issues such as collusion and the Pat Finucane case; the Ballymurphy Massacre; 50/50 recruitment to the PSNI; the recent general election and the economic crisis in the south of Ireland.

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