16 February 2006

Adams set to be denied St Patrick’s Day visa


16/02/2006 - 14:34:04

Political sources in the United States have said they expect Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams to be denied a fundraising visa for St Patrick's Day.

Sinn Féin has applied for a visa that would allow Mr Adams to attend a fundraising function in Washington on March 16.

However, US sources say the chances of him securing the visa are remote.

Mr Adams decided not to attend a similar function last year after the Bush administration barred him from fundraising due the IRA's alleged involvement in the Northern Bank raid and the murder of Robert McCartney.

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