Appoint a U​.​S. Special Envoy to N​.​I.

Appoint a U​.​S. Special Envoy to N​.​I.

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As America opens a new chapter with the election of President Biden and Vice President Harris, we appeal to the administration for the appointment of a 'U.S. Special Envoy to Northern Ireland' at the earliest possible opportunity. 

This petition is backed by the Irish Echo and by the AOH in America. 

You can read an op-ed by Máirtín Ó Muilleoir, publisher of the Irish Echo and belfastmedia.com and see more about the letter to the President from AOH President Daniel J. O'Connell here. 

Any reversal of the economic progress in the North of Ireland – today home to American blue-chip companies like Citi, Allstate, Liberty Mutual and Spirit Aerosystems which underpin the peace with jobs – will only play into the hands of the still-active loyalist paramilitary groups and their dissident republican counterparts. 

Once again we look to an American President to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the peacemakers and bridge-builders who wish to ensure that the North’s march towards peace and prosperity continues despite the twin challenges of Covid and political division. 

The swift appointment of a U.S. Special Envoy to Northern Ireland by President Biden would be welcomed by all people of goodwill who are working to ensure the smooth operation of the Irish Protocol post-Brexit and will enable the implementation of outstanding commitments in the Good Friday Agreement. An engaged and energetic Envoy could identify opportunities arising from this new dispensation where the North of Ireland is within the EU Single Market and the EU Customs Union, yet enjoys unfettered access to British markets. 

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