Hibernians Attend Friends of Sinn Féin Event

Several Brother Hibernians from throughout NYS attended an event on March 16, 2018 at the Times Square Sheraton. The event was an opportunity for Friends of Sinn Féin USA to introduce party leadership to the Irish American community. In attendance was current party head, Leader Mary Lou McDonald, TD.  and joining her was former Sinn Féin Leader Gerry Adams, TD, who led the political party from 1983 until 2018.

(L-R) NY County Secretary Jamie Hamilton, Past NY County President Thomas Beirne, Gerry Adams, John Manning, NYS AOH Secretary, and NY County Division 9 President, Dennis McCarthy.

According to the group’s Facebook posting, Ms. McDonald outlined a vision and pathway to achieve a new and united Ireland. She invited those who support Irish Unity to continue to work, to lobby and to campaign for unity and made clear Brexit cannot be allowed to impose a hard border across Ireland.

Friends of Sinn Féin USA is an organization that provides an effective and efficient way for people in America to help Sinn Féin consolidate the peace process and achieve our aim of an independent, united Ireland. Friends of Sinn Féin USA organizes fundraising events and conferences, provides speakers to meetings, colleges and conventions and distributes information on the current political situation in Ireland.

Meehan to receive Golden Bridges Award

In 2007, Mairtin O Muilleoir, publisher of the Irish Echo, announced the Golden Bridges award, to be annually presented in tribute to those who had built golden bridges of prosperity and investment between the U.S. and the North of Ireland.

This year, the recipients are author Mike MacDonald, Mary McAleer of the Irish American Partnership and AOH Past National President Jack Meehan. Jack was nominated by Boston’s undocumented Irish community for his more than 30 years of service to that cause.

The awards will be presented at a luncheon to be held at the Seaport Hotel and World Trade Centre, Boston, on November 11. The guest speaker will be Gerry Adams, TD. Our congratulations to Jack.