Although the US will not be asking any of the Sinn Fein leadership to a personal meeting with President Bush, that remains off limits until Sinn Fein sign up for policing in Northern Ireland, they considering putting them back on the general guest list for the White House for next month’s St Patrick’s Day celebrations. Though Chris Thorton thinks this could present the party with a dilemma if they are still refused the right to raise money for the party whilst there.
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