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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

  • Ancient Order of Hibernians
  • The New York City Brehon Law Society
  • Nassau Brehons
  • Suffolk Brehons
  • Westchester Brehons
  • Friendly Sons of St Patrick
  • American Irish Historical Society
  • James Connolly Irish American Labor Coalition
  • Irish American Unity Conference
  • Irish National Caucus
  • International Transport Workers Union
  • Local 100 of the Transport Workers Union
  • The Institute of Irish Studies at Molloy College
  • The Hudson Valley Irish Center