- Title: USA: SINN FEIN LEADER GERRY ADAMS ATTENDS FUNDRAISING EVENT IN NEW YORK
- Date: 4th September 1997
- Summary: NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (SEPT 4, 1997) (RTV - ACCESS ALL) 1. GV/PAN: SINN FEIN PRESIDENT GERRY ADAMS ARRIVING 0.06 2. GV: WIDE VIEW OF PODIUM 0.21 3. CU: IRISH PARLIAMENT MEMBER CAOIMHGHIN O CAOLAIN/ PAN TO CLOSE UP OF SINN FEIN CHIEF NEGOTIATOR MARTIN MCGUINNESS/ PAN TO CLOSE UP OF ADAMS 0.45 4. MCU: ADAMS SPEAKING AS ABOVE (ENGLISH) 1.20 5. GV/PAN: WIDE OF PRESS CONFERENCE 1.35 6. CU: MCGUINNESS SPEAKING AS ABOVE (ENGLISH) 1.55 7. MV: ADAMS MEETING GUESTS AT FUNDRAISING EVENING 2.24 Initials s.3.2 - p.3 Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.
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- Location: NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES
- Country: USA
- Duration: 00:02:24
- Story Text: INTRO: Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams arrived in New York on Thursday (Sept 4) after visiting several high level security advisors in Washington. He praised the United States for its continuing support of Sinn Fein and the peace talks.
-------------------------------------------------------------------- Gerry Adams, leader of the IRA's political wing, arrived at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York for a fundraising event organised by The Friends of Sinn Fein on Thursday (Sept 4).
Adams, who has been in Washington for two days of meetings with fundraisers, thanked the United States for its continued participation in the peace process in Northern Ireland.
"When we go back to Ireland it's no accident that our entry into the talks begins here in the USA. We will go back reinforced by the reality that many many people in corporate America, civic America, and the labour movement, and in the political mainstream, and in the political administration, the main administration, the government of this country itself, there is widespread support, goodwill. And the wind of goodwill behind the efforts to find a lasting peace in our country." Martin McGuinness, Member of Parliament and Sinn Fein's senior negotiator, was less gracious towards their opposition. "Consider the position of Unionism at the moment. It is my opinion that Unionism doesn't want to negotiate with Sinn Fein. Unionism doesn't want to negotiate with John Hulme; doesn't want to negotiate with the Irish government; doesn't want to negotiate change in the north of Ireland." Immediately after the press conference, Adams, McGuiness and Irish Parliament Member Caoimhghin O Caolain went to a 500 US dollars a head fundraiser also held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel.
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