Thereâ€™s peace in Ireland, but that doesnâ€™t mean Irish Americans should put up their feet and relax, according to Gerry Adams, president of the Catholic-backed Sinn Fein party.
Adams said the Irish in the US should keep up the pressure to make sure that Northern Ireland follows through with power sharing that was outlined in the Good Friday Agreement of 1998. Some hardliners have been reluctant to hand over the reins of the police and courts to Sinn Fein, the political wing of the Irish Republican Army.
But Adams believes cooperation and power sharing will continue with the help of Irish Americans. Sinn Feinâ€™s ultimate goal is a united Ireland.
Adams spoke to a small group of reporters from The Journal News, the Poughkeepsie Journal and Irish-American publications at the Niles Restuarant in NYC on March 14. He talked about Irish America, power sharing back home, and the role of Hillary Clinton in the Northern Ireland peace process.
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