Forum to focus on Sen. Kennedy’s role in Northern Ireland
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy’s role in the Northern Ireland peace process will be the subject of a discussion at the Library of Congress in Washington.
The discussion is the first for the institute following last year’s release of the Edward M. Kennedy Oral History Project, which includes interviews with the Massachusetts Democrat and those who knew him.
Monday’s forum will focus on the oral history transcripts that discuss the peace process and the late senator’s involvement in it during his career.
Former Sen. George Mitchell will deliver an address at the event. The Maine Democrat was a key figure in negotiating a peace agreement in Northern Ireland.
The event is scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday.
Kennedy died in 2009 after serving in the Senate for nearly half a century.