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Irish Caucus celebrates 25th anniversary of Good Friday Agreement

OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. Mary Boren, D-Norman, authored Senate Resolution 3, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, the flag of Ireland, and St. Patrick’s Day. The resolution was adopted by the Senate Monday. 

“The Good Friday Agreement brought lasting peace in Northern Ireland and was a result of bipartisan support at the state and federal level,” Boren said. “As we celebrate the 25th anniversary of this agreement in April, may we all be reminded of its considerable success and the historic progress that it made for Irish people.”

Boren serves as one of several co-chairs of the bipartisan, bicameral American Irish State Legislators Caucus in Oklahoma. The caucus has 52 members to date and was formed as a result of a nationwide initiative to have an American Irish State Legislative Caucus in all 50 states.

“Throughout Oklahoma, Irish Heritage is celebrated in parades, festivals, musical performances, dances, parades, and pubs,” Boren said. “Our caucus enjoys learning more about Irish history and about our state’s deep ties to our sister nation. One inspiring story is the Choctaw Nation’s great gift to the Irish during the potato famine, which is commemorated in the ‘Kindred Spirits’ sculpture in Cork, Ireland. With the upcoming anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement and St. Patrick’s Day later this week, there is no better time to celebrate Irish history and heritage.”

All legislators are welcome to join the caucus, regardless of if they are of Irish descent. Sen. Carri Hicks, D-OKC, Sen. Kay Floyd, D-OKC, Rep. Terry O’Donnell, R-Catoosa, Rep. John Waldron, D-Tulsa, Rep. Forrest Bennett, D-OKC, Rep. Clay Staires, R-Skiatook, and Rep. Mark McBride R- Moore, serve alongside Boren as co-chairs of the Irish Caucus.


For more information, contact:

Sen. Mary Boren at 405-521-5553, or email