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Hensarling’s Bill Scorns “We the People”

Posted By: April 25, 2017

Insults Irish-American unanimous support for Mac Bride Principles [ PRE-RELEASE  ADVANCE COPY]CAPITOL HILL. Wednesday, April 26, 2017— As the Financial Services Committee,Chaired by Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), convened for a Hearing on the Financial Choice Act, Irish-Americans expressed outrage that the Act would eliminate shareholders’ advocacy for worthy causes, exclude 99% of the American public, and demonstrate wanton disrespect for Irish-Americans’ wholehearted support for the […]

Terry George: “It’s a big old-fashioned love story”

Posted By: April 25, 2017

 Robbie Meredith BBC-NI, Belfast. Sunday, April 23,  2017 “It’s a big old-fashioned love story in the mode of Dr. Zhivago or Ryan’s Daughter.”Speaking to the BBC, that is how the Belfast-born director and screenwriter, Terry George, describes his new film The Promise, which opens in the UK this week.But there is also another – darker – story told in the […]

Key peace process figure Mitchell held private talks with the UK over Border fears

Posted By: April 25, 2017

 Mr. Mitchell held talks out of concern for the North  Colm Kelpie. Irish Independent. Dublin. Tuesday 25,  April 2017Former US Senator George Mitchell, who helped broker the Good Friday Agreement, has had personal discussions with the British government amid concerns about the impact of Brexit on Northern Ireland.But he has ruled out taking on any future mediation role […]

The big winner in Theresa May’s general election will be nationalism – English, Scottish and Irish

Posted By: April 24, 2017

May will re-enter Downing Street on 9 June, but none of Britain’s problems will have been solved. The country will only be more divided  Denis MacShane. Independent. London. Tuesday, April 18, 2017 (Denis MacShane is the former Minister of Europe and author of ‘Brexit: How Britain Left Europe’). Historians know what the election on 8th June 2017 will be called. […]

Return of hard border would be a political and security disaster

Posted By: April 24, 2017

Deaglán de Bréadún.Irish News. Belfast. Monday, April 24, 2017When he was starting out as a newspaper reporter, the late John Cole of BBC fame secured an interview with the British prime minister at the time, Clement Attlee. It was a good start to his career but the circumstances in which it took place are what make it really interesting today.The head […]

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