John Kerry postpones Ulster visit

Former US presidential candidate John Kerry has been forced to pull plans to visit the North this weekend.

The Democratic Massachusetts senator, who challenged President George Bush unsuccessfully in the 2004 election, was due to visit the University of Ulster in Derry to deliver a prestigious lecture on security in the 21st century.

He was also expected to meet a number of the North's politicians during his visit to the Magee Campus in Derry.

University authorities have been told to postpone his lecture because of pressing business in the US Senate in Washington.

Mr Kerry would have joined a distinguished list of guest speakers who have delivered lectures under a series commemorating veteran Democratic politician Tip O’Neill.

They include former US president Bill Clinton, United Nations secretary general Kofi Annan and ex-European Commission president Romano Prodi.

More in this Section

An Post investigate after 20 bags of undelivered post dating back nearly two years is found

Barnardos urges Govt to invest in children rather than cut USC in Budget

Minister Katherine Zappone reported to have been left out of Budget talks on childcare plan

Watchdog finds overdose victim stockpiled drugs in prison

Today's Stories

Coalition faces fresh crisis over response to abortion bill

High earners to gain most from USC cut

Sinead O’Connor pursued by Revenue at time of May ‘disappearance’

Couple fined for using fake €20 note


How to break up with dignity

Knights in shining armour: Irish full-contact medieval combat team set to showcase skills

Angelina Jolie hiring the best divorce lawyer in the business - Laura Alison Wasser

More From The Irish Examiner