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The McGuinness Principles

“I believe we stand on the threshold of great change. Previous generations have struggled for a United Ireland. But our generation has the best opportunity to achieve it.”
– Martin McGuinness

At this 20-year mark, we proudly recognize America’s contribution to the Good Friday Agreement and reaffirm its fundamental Principles. As a respected statesman, Martin McGuinness reached across the political, socio-economic and religious divide, stood by the implementation of the Good Friday Agreement and committed the remainder of his life to working towards the fulfillment of its goals. Martin McGuinness’s legacy, through his own words, is commemorated in each of the McGuinness Principles. In memory of all who brought us this far, we pledge support for the Martin McGuinness Principles.


Organizations That Have Endorsed the McGuinness Principles

  • U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer
  • Ancient Order of Hibernians
  • Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians
  • The New York City Brehon Law Society
  • Nassau Brehons
  • Suffolk Brehons
  • Westchester Brehons
  • Yonkers City Council
  • Rockland County Legislature
  • Nassau County Legislature
  • New Jersey State Assembly
  • Friendly Sons of St Patrick
  • American Irish Historical Society
  • James Connolly Irish American Labor Coalition
  • Irish American Unity Conference
  • Irish National Caucus
  • Irish Americans in Government
  • The Friendly Sons of the Jersey Shore (FSOJS)
  • The Friendly Sons of Long Island
  • The Friendly Sons of  St. Patrick of Hudson County New Jersey
  • NYS Allied Printing Trades Council
  • New York Pipe Trades Association
  • NYS Building and Construction Trades Council
  • International Transport Workers Union
  • Local 100 of the Transport Workers Union
  • The Institute of Irish Studies at Molloy College
  • The Hudson Valley Irish Center
  • Cumann Cháitlín agus Thomáis Uí Chléirigh (Brooklyn branch of Conradh na Gaeilge/Gaelic League)
  • Mercer County Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO
  • Plumbers and Pipefitters Local Union No. 9, NJ
  • Plumbers & Gasfitters Local 12 Boston
  • National Convention of the Ancient Order of Hibernians (July 2018)
  • Peekskill NY City Council