On Tuesday, April 10, 2018 from 6 to 8 PM at the Molloy College Suffolk Center, many Irish-American organizations are gathering for a press conference to unveil the McGuinness Principles, named after Martin McGuinness, the former Deputy Minister of Northern Ireland who dedicated his life so ardently for peace and freedom in Ireland.
April 10, 2018 is the twentieth anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, when the people of Ireland overwhelmingly decided to pursue their struggle for their nation’s identity only through peaceful means. All of the parties to that historic accord made promises. Although the Good Friday Agreement has brought peace to Ireland for two decades, many promises have not been kept. To renege on promises in an international treaty is not only dishonorable, but dangerous to a peace process which has been admired around the world.
The McGuiness Principles will be discussed in detail at the meeting. They include equality, respect, truth, and self-determination. We will also stress the urgent need for the appointment of a Special Envoy to Northern Ireland. Please come to this important meeting and invite all who care about peace and freedom in Ireland.
The Suffolk Campus is located at 7180 Republic Airport, Farmingdale, NY 11735 (just east of Route 110). For more information, call Brian O’Keefe, Nassau County Brehon Law Society, (516) 398-2471.