Gerry Adams meets with the Mayor of New York and talks with Wall Street financiers about investing in Northern Ireland.
Gerry Adams was received by Mayor Rudy Giuliani at City Hall. The mayor oversaw the prosecution and extradition of IRA man Joe O'Doherty. The Sinn Féin leader also met with members of the city pension fund to discuss investment in Ireland. They control over $50 billion worth of stocks.
Speaking at a press conference New York City Comptroller Alan Hevesi says,
Once there is irrevocable peace, an irreversible peace process, we can go back to American investors, institutional investors and individual investors, and suggest that they invest in Ireland, in Northern Ireland and in the Republic.
Later Gerry Adams is to engage in his first public debate with a British government representative since the ceasefire was announced. He will appear face to face with former Northern Ireland Minister Michael Mates on BBC Newsnight. Gerry Adams said it would have been easier if the British lifted his travel exclusion ban. That way, he could have gone to London to debate with Michael Mates and others.
An RTÉ News report broadcast on 28 September 1994. The reporter is David Davin-Power.