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Finucane for NY gathering, D.C. meetings

John Finucane


By Irish Echo Staff

John Finucane, the newly elected Sinn Féin MP for North Belfast, will be in Midtown Manhattan Thursday evening, January 16, as guest of the Brehon Law Society and the New York Bar Association.

He will answer questions on the topic: “Delivering the Promise of the Good Friday Agreement - Building a United Ireland.”

The discussion and question and answer session is set for 6 p.m. at the New York City Bar Association, 42 West 44th Street. The event is open to all with non-members being charged a $15 entrance fee.

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Finucane will also travel to Washington, D.C. during his U.S. visit, this to brief political leaders and Irish-American supporters on the re-establishment of the political institutions of the Good Friday Agreement.

Finucane will address the Congressional Friends of Ireland on Capitol Hill and meet with representatives of the Trump administration.

Mr. Finucane said in advance of his visit: "The U.S. has been central to our peace process and to political progress in Ireland over many years.

"The U.S. Congress and Irish American community leaders have acted to protect the Good Friday Agreement at all times and continue to do so, particularly in the face of the threat presented by Brexit.

"Their influence and continued support is valued and is vital as we face the continuing challenges of Brexit, re-establishing power-sharing government in the North, and as we work to build a new and United Ireland.

"I will brief leaders on the recent negotiations, the agreement which has led to the re-establishment of the Executive and the political institutions of the Good Friday Agreement and the challenges and opportunities of the future.”

For more information, or to RSVP for the New York event call (212) 297-6107.