The Irish Americans in Government, Nassau County, fully supports the Martin McGuinness Principles of Equality, Respect, Truth, and Self-Determination. We believe that the only path to a free and united Ireland is a strict adherence to these very same principles that have exemplified the life’s work of Martin McGuinness.
Since the signing of the Good Friday Agreement twenty years ago there have been several obstacles to full implementation of a Bill of Rights in the North as well as an All-Ireland Charter of Rights. We believe that since the St. Andrews Agreement in 2006, wherein the British government committed to giving the Irish language official status equal to that granted to the Scots Gaelic and Welsh languages, the British government must immediately seek to fulfill the commitments made at that time to ensure respect for the Irish language. We further believe that there must be proper inquests for those families that have lost loved ones and there must be accountability for those responsible. Ultimately the right to self-determination must be guaranteed so that the people of Ireland alone may determine their future
Like Martin McGuinness, we believe that adherence to these very simple principles is the only way to honor the international agreements and promises made with respect to the island of Ireland. Therefore, the Irish Americans in Government, Nassau County fully endorses the Martin McGuinness Principles, will promote the same, and will undertake to encourage other Irish-American organizations, elected officials, candidates for office, friends and family to likewise endorse and fully support the Martin McGuinness Principles. \
NAME OF ORGANIZATION: Irish Americans in Government, Nassau County
CITY, STATE, ZIP: Mineola NY 11501
Contact Name: Michael J Murphy, President