NEW YORK, June 10 /CNW/ -- Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams MP will hold a
press conference at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 13, 2009 at the Hilton Hotel,
1335 Avenue of the Americas at West 53rd Street in midtown Manhattan.
The press conference will precede the Unite Ireland Forum to start an
hour later at 12:30 p.m.
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 13, 2009 starting at 12:30 p.m. at
the Hilton Hotel, 1335 Avenue of the Americas at West 53rd Street in midtown
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 four keynote speakers. They include:
author Pete Hamill, former Lebanon hostage and broadcaster Brian Keenan,
University of Pennsylvania professor Brendan O'Leary and the president of the
Laborers International Union of North America Terence O'Sullivan.
Organizations participating in the forum include: the Ancient Order of
Hibernians, the Irish National Caucus, Irish Northern Aid, the Irish American
Unity Conference, the Brehon Law Society, the United Irish Counties
Association and others.
Adams will host a second forum on June 27 in San Francisco.
For further information:
For further information: Rita O'Hare, Sinn Fein U.S. Representative,