Forum to Focus on Sen. Kennedy’s Role in Northern Ireland

FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2005 file photo, Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., participates a bill-signing ceremony at the Statehouse in Boston. On Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, the University of Virginia's Miller Center and the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate are set to release the Edward M. Kennedy Oral History Project. It features 19 interviews with the longtime Democratic senator about his Senate career, which spanned almost five decades and 10 presidential administrations. The project also includes nearly 250 interviews with family, friends, colleagues, foreign leaders, journalists, and staffers. Kennedy died in 2009. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

FILE –  (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

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.

Kennedy died in Hyannis Port in 2009 after serving in the Senate for nearly half a century.

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.


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