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Memorandum on Contributions to the International Fund for Ireland

September 22, 1997

Presidential Determination No. 97-33

Memorandum for the Secretary of State

Subject: Presidential Determination to Permit U.S. Contributions to the International Fund for Ireland with Fiscal Year 1996 and 1997 Funds

Pursuant to section 5(c) of the Anglo-Irish Agreement Support Act of 1986 (Public Law 99-415), I hereby certify that I am satisfied that: (1) the Board of the International Fund for Ireland as established pursuant to the Anglo-Irish Agreement of November 15, 1985, is, as a whole, broadly representative of the interests of the communities in Ireland and Northern Ireland; and (2) disbursements from the International Fund for Ireland (a) will be distributed in accordance with the principle of equality of opportunity and nondiscrimination in employment, without regard to religious affiliation, and (b) will address the needs of both communities in Northern Ireland.

You are authorized and directed to transmit this determination, together with the attached statement setting forth a detailed explanation of the basis for this certification, to the Congress.

This determination shall be effective immediately and shall be published in the Federal Register.

William J. Clinton

William J. Clinton, Memorandum on Contributions to the International Fund for Ireland Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/224919

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