According to reports in state sides the U.S.Secret Service have issued a sincere apology to the Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams after he was refused entry into the White House yesterday.
The apology comes after Mr Adams was allegedly refused entry to the White House for the annual St Patrick’s Day celebration reception which was hosted by President Barack Obama.
It is understood that Sinn Fein leader was not allowed to attend the event which was attended by acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny and president Obama. Reports say Mr Adams arrived along with his fellow Sinn Féin TD’s including the party’s Vice President Mary Lou McDonald and Martin McGuinness, but he quickly was pulled aside from his colleagues as White House security personnel examined his documents.
Various sources close to the White House say the incident occurred because Mr Adams is on a list which requires him to pass through additional security checks
However the U.S. Secret Service have since issued an apology to Mr Adams saying’ “The Secret Service would like to express our regret that the issue involving Mr Gerry Adams’ entry into the St. Patrick’s Day reception could not be resolved in a more timely manner.”
“Unfortunately, an administrative input error received by the Secret Service was not able to be rectified promptly.”