Senator Kennedy's Irish History

Thursday, August 27, 2009

As President Barack Obama has become a symbol for millions in his father's homeland, Kenya, the Kennedy family was a symbol of success for millions in Ireland. Throughout his career, Senator Edward Kennedy fought hard to maintain those bonds. Kennedy used his position to facilitate diplomatic inroads for any Irish leaders visiting our country, and he was instrumental in securing the Good Friday Agreement under President Clinton in 1995.

We are joined by Niall O’Dowd, founder and editor of Irish Voice newspaper and IrishCentral.Com.  O'Dowd was extensively involved in the negotiations leading to the Good Friday Agreemement. 

Guests:

Niall O'Dowd

Hosted by:

Femi Oke

Contributors:

Hsi-Chang Lin

Leave a Comment

Register for your own account so you can vote on comments, save your favorites, and more. Learn more.
Please stay on topic, be civil, and be brief.
Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments. Names are displayed with all comments. We reserve the right to edit any comments posted on this site. Please read the Comment Guidelines before posting. By leaving a comment, you agree to New York Public Radio's Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use.