Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams MP will hold a press conference at 2:00
p.m. on Friday, June 26, 2009 at the Westin St. Francis Hotel, 335 Powell
Avenue, San Francisco, CA.
SAN FRANCISCO, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The press conference will precede
the Unite Ireland Forum to be held on Saturday, June 27th at the Hall at St.
Anne's, 850 Judah Street (at Funston Ave.), San Francisco, CA.
Adams will take questions on his call for the opening of a dialogue among
Irish Americans and the Irish Diaspora across the world about how to proceed
to attain a united, sovereign Ireland.
Unite Ireland Forum Invites Irish America To Speak
A forum to open a dialogue among Irish Americans about how best to unite
Ireland will be held this Saturday, June 27, 2009 starting at 2:00 p.m. at the
Hall at St. Anne's, 850 Judah Street (at Funston Ave.), San Francisco, CA.
Sinn Fein, an Irish republican party, is organizing the event. Sinn Fein
President Gerry Adams MP will serve as host.
The theme of the forum is "United Ireland - How Do We Get There?"
"Irish America has played a significant role in securing the peace
process," Adams said. "The next important task is unity."
Adams said he hoped the ideas, proposals and plans presented at the forum
propel the issue of Irish unification into the forefront of discussion in
Irish America and the Irish Diaspora across the world.
"We wish to raise awareness among Irish Americans that the time has come
to end the partition of Ireland and construct a new national democracy, a new
republic on the island of Ireland," Adams said. "We seek a united, sovereign
nation that reconciles nationalists and unionists and guarantees equal rights
and equal opportunities for all. We want to bring people together and change
their lives for the better."
Joining Adams at the forum will be three keynote speakers. They include:
Irish artist Robert Ballagh, actress Fionnula Flanagan, Professor Ruan
O'Donnell and John L. Burton, Chairman of California Democratic Party.
Organizations participating in the forum include: the Ancient Order of
Hibernians, Irish Northern Aid, the Irish American Unity Conference and
For further information:
For further information: Rita O'Hare, Sinn Fein U.S. Representative,