Sinn Fein have kicked of their US Conferences to garner support from Communities around the world towards a goal of a United Ireland.
I can't see it happening anytime soon, or the benefit of these conferences when Sinn Fein are struggling to make any real political head way in Ireland.
The Press Association: Adams: Not fighting losing battle
Critics of an international campaign to promote Irish unity are in the same camp as sceptics who once rejected hopes for an Irish peace process, Sinn Fein has said.
Party President Gerry Adams said 800 delegates attended a conference in New York held to kickstart his party's call for support from Irish communities around the world for reunification.
But Mr Adams rejected claims that Sinn Fein is fighting a losing battle and pointed to critics he said had opposed the party's early attempts to develop the peace process in the 1980s.