The road of Irish Catholicism has been relentlessly changing

Posted By: August 24, 2017

Archbishop of Dublin Dr. Diarmuid Martin Irish News. Belfast. Thursday, August 24, 2016DURING the 1960s, the authoritarian monopoly of the Irish Church in the social sphere began to give way to its opposite: a widespread desire to remove the Church from such a position of influence.Many people – particularly bishops and even scholars – had not been strident in […]

Ulster Scots body seeking £140m for cultural activities

Posted By: August 24, 2017

Proposal paper says community ‘is experiencing discrimination’ as more money spent on IrishTHE body responsible for promoting Ulster Scots is seeking £140 million over the next decade to fund a range ofcultural activities.The spending proposal was contained in a position paper from Ulster Scots Agency chief executive Ian Crozier which was presented to the parties involved in the Stormont talks.The document is […]

Senators alerted to MacBride threat

Posted By: August 24, 2017

Aug 24 at 1:46 PM   All U.S. senators have been alerted by the Irish National Caucus about a threat to the MacBride Principles contained in the Financial Choice Act By Irish Echo Staff. New York City. August 24, 2017The MacBride Principles are under threat from a section of an act that has been approved by the House of Representatives and is now […]

Let’s root out sectarianism

Posted By: August 23, 2017

Irish News Editorial. Belfast. Wednesday, August 23, 2017 DERRY is a city where heartening agreements have been made over many years on contentious issues like parading and where a strongly positive example has regularly been given to Belfast and other urban centres in terms of community relations.Unfortunately, there have been a number of darker developments over recent months which have caused widespread concern and […]

Beware Brits bearing gifts and border Trojan Horses

Posted By: August 23, 2017

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed by Irish National Caucus   “This is a very important article for Members of Congress to read. Brian Feeney exposes the disingenuousness he sees in the official  British Government paper on Brexit and The Border in Ireland.”—Fr. Sean Mc Manus Brian Feeney. Irish News. Belfast. Wednesday, August 23, 2017“Timeo Danaos et dona […]

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