Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD will be travelling to the USA on Wednesday for a two day visit. He will join the Party’s deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald TD.
The Sinn Féin leader will be in Washington on Thursday to meet with the Congressional Friends of Ireland group, attend the Speakers lunch, and the St. Patrick’s Day White House event.
The Sinn Féin leader will also meet with Irish-American activists in a short 36 hour visit.
Gerry Adams said:
“The St. Patrick’s Day celebration in the USA is a week-long celebration of all things Irish. It also a time when Irish politicians engage with Irish America on those issues of concern to both. This especially true for the peace process and the difficulties faced by the estimated 50,000 undocumented Irish in the United States.
“My focus during this short visit is to brief Irish America and Congressional leaders on Capitol Hill about the recent election, the current state of the negotiations to restore the political institutions, the future of the Good Friday Agreement and the implications of Brexit.
“With the British Prime Minister Theresa May only days away from triggering Article 50 and for the negotiations on Britain’s divorce from the EU to commence, this is a hugely important issue for Ireland, for Irish America and the USA.
“There are no plans for me to meet with President Trump.”