Irish America played pivotal Northern role

Long before the primacy of politics was accepted by the republican movement, Irish American funds and savvy helped plot a new course, writes Niall O'Dowd.

6th August, 2005

Henry Kissinger, former New York governor Hugh Carey, former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker, Jim Dwyer from The New York Times and a slew of leading politicians and businessmen were on hand to hear Martin McGuiness speak in New York recently in the wake of the IRA statement.

The venue was Mutual of America, the company headed up by two Irish Americans who have made a huge difference to the fate of the Irish peace...

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