6/28/07 Senator Clinton Suggests New Bond to Boost Northern Ireland Economy, Belfast Telegraph, Sean O’Driscoll. Senator Hillary Clinton has suggested a new Irish bond to raise money for the Northern Ireland economy. Speaking to Northern Ireland leaders in Washington yesterday, Senator Clinton said that the proposal would allow Northern Ireland to obtain greater international funds for expansion. She said that the money could be used to fund Northern Ireland companies hoping to move into the international market. International investors would buy the bonds, which would essentially be loans taken out by the Northern Ireland Government to be used to economic expansion. The proposal echoes a more ambitious 1995 proposal linked to the Northern Ireland peace process.
4/1995. NYC Comptroller Hevesi Proposes Ireland Peace Bond. With a focus on how to use U.S. economic incentives to bring together Northern Ireland and Eire in peaceful cooperation, Comptroller Hevesi of New York City proposed an Ireland Peace Bond that would bring together financing from several governments (U.S., Irish Republic, Northern Ireland and others) to finance an Irish Development Bank to make loans to businesses in Northern Ireland and the border counties in Eire. The proposal received support from President Bill Clinton but died when hostilities resumed in Northern Ireland. Full text of 1995 Ireland Peace Bond proposal. 1/1920. Eamon de Valera Sells Irish Republic Bonds in the United States. De Valera sells $10 and $25 bond certificates to Irish-Americans in 1920 over an 18-month period in the United States, June 1919 to December 1920, leaving the leadership of the Irish Republic to Michael Collins. He raised $5.5 million from American supporters, far more than the Dáil expected.Of this, $500,000 was devoted to the American presidential campaign in 1920 which helped him gain wider public support there. In 1921 $1.5 million was fully spent and accounted for, but a few questions were raised about the use of some of the remainder. [Paul Gresh in September 2007 was seeking valuation of a $10 certificate.]
2/6/08 (Blogspot) With Senator Hillary Clinton maintaining her position among the top three likely U.S. presidential candidates, it's worth taking looking again at her proposal last year for a new bond to raise money for the Northern Ireland economy. As reported in the Belfast Telegraph, she urged Northern Ireland leaders in Washington on June 27, 2007 to consider floating a bond to allow Northern Ireland to obtain greater international funds for local companies seeking to go global. The bonds would be sold to international investors. 2/6/08, ohn Tepper Marlin, Blogspot, Ireland Bond. The proposal echoes a more ambitious 1995 proposal linked to the Northern Ireland peace process.