Passing of FOSF President James P (Jim) Cullen


Friends of Sinn Fein USA regret the passing of FOSF President James P (Jim) Cullen.

Jim became President of Friends of Sinn Fein in 2012, ably carrying on the work of support for Sinn Fein and the cause of Irish Unity.

A former General in the United States Army he became a human rights lawyer, respected for the integrity he brought to all aspects of his work.

He saw for himself the subjugation of the nationalist people of the north by British forces during a visit to Ireland in 1969 and was determined that the truth about what was happening was heard in America.

He brought his considerable skills to that task through his pro bono work in many of the prominent cases being prosecuted against Irish Republicans here.

Jim Cullen loved Ireland and his origins in Offaly. He will be buried there according to his wishes.

Our deepest sympathy to his partner Catherine and to his family.

Article that mentions Jim Cullen at the New York Times