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Secret Service regret over Gerry Adams delay

The American Secret Service has said it regrets delays which meant Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams did not attend a St Patrick's Day reception at the White House.

Mr Adams said he was told there was an issue of "security" when he arrived for the event on Tuesday evening.

It is understood he waited for around 80 minutes before leaving.

The US Secret Service has expressed regret that the issue could not be resolved in a more timely manner.

  • 16 Mar 2016