Unionists slam EU bid to move border in Ireland – Sinn Fein backs motion

Posted By: September 30, 2017

Northern Ireland must not be bargaining chip in Brexit talks, warns DUP over EU border planIf passed, the EU’s motion will call for the border to be shifted to the Irish Sea  Suzanne Breen. Belfast Telegraph. September 30, 2017 A European Parliament motion for Northern Ireland to remain in the single market and customs union has been condemned […]

Replace the word “Catholic” and Belfast intimidation would be international scandal

Posted By: September 29, 2017

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed by Irish National Caucus   “Today’s headlines in the Irish News of Belfast underscore an enduring reality in Northern Ireland, despite the progress: a deeply rooted and virulent anti-Catholicism—one of the pillars upon which the State was undemocratically founded by England’s Government of Ireland Act, 1920. (The State came into existence […]

US ruling has major economic implications

Posted By: September 28, 2017

Irish News Editorial. Belfast. Thursday, September 28, 2017   THE decision by the US Department of Commerce in the Bombardier trade dispute could have far-reaching economic implications for Northern Ireland, stretching beyond the firm’s 4,100 employees.The ruling appears to be one of the first real examples of a shift in US government policy from one of partnership to protectionism.President Trump’s economic pledge of “American […]

Haass: A second Brexit poll is needed. “Electorate should be given second chance now realities are apparent”

Posted By: September 28, 2017

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFINGS Distributed by Irish National Caucus   “When  Richard Haas speaks on Northern Ireland, people should listen.Richard has done very good work over the years on The North. He speaks with authority, is a most credible man, and one of America’s finest foreign policy specialists.”— Fr. Sean McManus John Manley. Irish News. Belfast. […]

Dublin role assured if Stormont stays empty

Posted By: September 27, 2017

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed by Irish National Caucus “No commentator on Northern Ireland is more incisive than Brian Feeney of the Irish News in Belfast. Feeney— a former SDLP elected official— always goes to the heart of the matter. He is a sure, steady, and  seasoned guide for Members of Congress who want to stay […]

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