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Friday, August 05, 2005

Judge Cory & Mairtin O Muilleoir @ IAUC Convention

Irish American Unity Conference National Office 611 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE #4150 Washington, D.C. 20003-4303 1-800-947-4282 – Web: August 5, 2005 M E D I A A D V I S O R Y The Honorable Judge Peter Cory, a former Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, will be the keynote speaker at the IAUC National Convention dinner on September 30, 2005. He is a former Chairman of the Civil Liberties section and former Director of the Canadian Bar Association. He will discuss his report to the Irish and British governments which concluded that a public inquiry was warranted into Britain's collusion in the killings of solicitors Patrick Finucane and Rosemary Nelson. He is currently Chancellor of York University in Canada. Anyone wishing to interview Judge Cory either prior to or when he is in Pittsburgh is advised to contact Maggie VanCleave at or 724-515-7492. The IAUC is the largest non-sectarian and non-partisan organization in America dedicated to seeking a peace with justice in Ireland. ****************************************** IRISH AUTHOR/PUBLISHER TO SPEAK IN PITTSBURGH; Former Sinn Fein Councillor and Gaelic Expert to Address Irish American Unity Conference AGM August 5th Pittsburgh, PA & Washington, D. C. Mairtin O Muilleoir, publisher of the Andersonstown Newsgroup of newspapers in Belfast, which includes the Irish language daily La, who was also a former Sinn Fein Councillor for West Belfast will take part in the Irish American Unity Conference annual general meeting being held at the Westin Hotel and Convention Center beginning Sept. 30th. The National President of the IAUC, retired Judge Andrew Somers stated "Mairtin has a unique perspective not only on the burden of decades of violence, corruption and injustice but also on the prospects for economic regeneration of communities starved of investment by successive British rulers." Continued Somers: "He is a powerful advocate for American support for the Good Friday Agreement and for the type of investment that will one day bring unity to the island." O'Muilleoir was a Sinn Fein Councillor for West Belfast from 1987-1997 and is the author of Belfast's Dome of Delights—City Hall Politics 1981-2001. His address will focus on prospects for an invigorated Irish peace process now that the IRA has been ordered to stand down. "It is vitally important", stated O'Muilleoir, "that Americans recognize the pivotal role their government continues to play not only in its dialogue with Britain on the Good Friday treaty but in establishing a climate for investment that continues to give new life to Irish entrepreneurship." Mr. O'Muilleoir is married with four children. He will address the convention and participate in workshops dealing with media and economic issues. *********-30-********* Those wishing further information on the convention, Mr. Muilleoir or who may wish to interview him prior to or at the event may do so by contacting Convention Publicity Chair Ms. Maggie VanCleave at 724-515-7492 or
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