20th anniversary of landmark 1997 IRA ceasefire

Posted By: July 21, 2017

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed by Irish National Caucus 20th anniversary of landmark 1997 IRA ceasefire Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams holding a copy of The Irish News at  a press conference on July 19 1997. Picture from RTÉ Claire Simpson. Irish News. Belfast. Thursday, July 20, 2017Celebrations after the August 1994 IRA  ceasefireTHE 1997 IRA ceasefire was the […]

Sandy Row tower block residents urge DUP: Stop hiding from us

Posted By: July 20, 2017

Brendan Hughes. Irish News.Belfast. Thursday, July 20, 2017 THE DUP has been urged to “stop hiding” after failing to attend a meeting with residents of an apartment block damaged by a loyalist bonfire.Representatives of other parties and statutory agencies met residents of the flats near Sandy Row in south Belfast yesterday evening.Belfast City Council, the Housing Executive, police and fire service officials attended, […]

Best hope after Brexit lies with the Republic

Posted By: July 19, 2017

Brian Feeney. Irish News. Belfast. Wednesday, July 19, 2017There’s a lot of rubbish being talked about the absence of a Stormont executive preventing The North’s case on Brexit being argued with the British government. It doesn’t. Here’s why.First, The North doesn’t have an agreed case. The DUP supports Brexit. Sinn Féin opposes it. Don’t be misled by people in the DUP talking […]

King condemns “bigotry” behind Mc Guinness effigy

Posted By: July 19, 2017

IRISH CONGRESSI”NAL BRIEFING Distributed by Irish National caucus Fr.McManus and Congressman Peter King on the Orange Order bonfire-burning of McGuinness effigy.  Congressman Peter King has condemned burning of McGuinness effigyBy Irish Echo Staff. Irish Echo. New York City. July 19-25, 2017A leading Irish American member of Congress has condemned as “bigotry” the burning of a Martin […]

Gerry Adams challenges Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin to “get serious” on Irish Unity

Posted By: July 18, 2017

Derry Now. Monday 17th of July 2017 Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD has said that Micheál Martin ‘needs to get serious about a United Ireland’ following the Fianna Fáil leader’s refusal to support the establishment of an Oireachtas Committee on Irish Unity.Mr Adams said: “I recently wrote to all party leaders seeking their support for the establishment of a Oireachtas […]

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