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August 05, 2005

Judge Cory & Mairtin O Muilleoir @ IAUC Convention

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Irish American Unity Conference
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611 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE #4150
Washington, D.C. 20003-4303
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August 5, 2005


The Honorable Judge Peter Cory, a former Justice of the
Supreme Court of Canada, will be the keynote speaker at the
IAUC National Convention dinner on September 30, 2005. He
is a former Chairman of the Civil Liberties section and
former Director of the Canadian Bar Association. He will
discuss his report to the Irish and British governments
which concluded that a public inquiry was warranted into
Britain's collusion in the killings of solicitors Patrick
Finucane and Rosemary Nelson. He is currently Chancellor
of York University in Canada.

Anyone wishing to interview Judge Cory either prior to or
when he is in Pittsburgh is advised to contact Maggie
VanCleave at or 724-515-7492.

The IAUC is the largest non-sectarian and non-partisan
organization in America dedicated to seeking a peace with
justice in Ireland.



Former Sinn Fein Councillor and Gaelic Expert to Address
Irish American Unity Conference AGM

August 5th Pittsburgh, PA & Washington, D. C. Mairtin O
Muilleoir, publisher of the Andersonstown Newsgroup of
newspapers in Belfast, which includes the Irish language
daily La, who was also a former Sinn Fein Councillor for
West Belfast will take part in the Irish American Unity
Conference annual general meeting being held at the Westin
Hotel and Convention Center beginning Sept. 30th. The
National President of the IAUC, retired Judge Andrew Somers
stated "Mairtin has a unique perspective not only on the
burden of decades of violence, corruption and injustice but
also on the prospects for economic regeneration of
communities starved of investment by successive British
rulers." Continued Somers: "He is a powerful advocate for
American support for the Good Friday Agreement and for the
type of investment that will one day bring unity to the

O'Muilleoir was a Sinn Fein Councillor for West Belfast
from 1987-1997 and is the author of Belfast's Dome of
Delights—City Hall Politics 1981-2001. His address will
focus on prospects for an invigorated Irish peace process
now that the IRA has been ordered to stand down. "It is
vitally important", stated O'Muilleoir, "that Americans
recognize the pivotal role their government continues to
play not only in its dialogue with Britain on the Good
Friday treaty but in establishing a climate for investment
that continues to give new life to Irish entrepreneurship."

Mr. O'Muilleoir is married with four children. He will
address the convention and participate in workshops dealing
with media and economic issues.


Those wishing further information on the convention, Mr.
Muilleoir or who may wish to interview him prior to or at
the event may do so by contacting Convention Publicity
Chair Ms. Maggie VanCleave at 724-515-7492 or


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