Join IrishCentral live from the 20 Years of Peace event via Facebook.
Twenty years ago, the Belfast Agreement was signed, marking the start of a new era of reconciliation, compromise, and progress in Northern Ireland.
Today, February 22, in New York, IrishCentral in partnership with Co-Operation Ireland, is bringing together representatives and experts from the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and the UK to reflect on the importance of the Agreement, analyze the current challenges in Northern Ireland especially in relation to Brexit uncertainty and project positive plans for future cooperation, peace and prosperity for the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
The event will draw leaders representing business, government, and community to participate in a series of panel discussions on the past and the future for continued peace.
To be a part of it, you can join us live on Facebook at 12:30 pm EST for the keynote address by Ireland's Tánaiste and Minister for Affairs Simon Coveney.
We will also be providing updates from the panel discussions earlier in the day. Panelists include:
Jim Clerkin, Co-operation Ireland USA and President and CEO of Moet Hennessy North America;
James Cooper, UUP Representative;
Deaglan De Breadun, Journalist;
Tom DiNapoli, NYS Comptroller;
Pat Doherty, Sinn Fein NI Assembly
Mark Durkan, Former MP, MLA and leader of the SDLP
Geraldine Holland McAteer, CEO West Belfast Partnership & Belfast City Councillor;
Sean Lane, Vice Chair NYC St Patrick's Day Parade;
Liam Lynch, Co-operation Ireland Board Member & Chairman IrishCentral;
Ciaran Madden, Irish Consul General;
George Mitchell, Former US Senator
Bruce Morrison, former US Representative
Antony Phillipson, British Consul General;
Ian Paisley, Junior, MP, DUP;
Reverend Bill Shaw, Social Justice Leader;
Nancy Soderberg, former US Deputy National Security Advisor and Ambassador to the UN
Nisha Tandon, Director of Arts, Ekta.
Watch Liam Neeson's commentary on the event and 20th anniversary of the Agreement:
Liam Neeson on Northern Ireland
Liam Neeson wants you to support peace in Northern Ireland. Join IrishCentral.com and Co-operation Ireland in commemorating 20 years of peace. Read more here - http://irsh.us/2EOYATa
Posted by IrishCentral.com on Wednesday, February 7, 2018