Numbers mean no return to Stormont

Posted By: September 20, 2017

“Such an emotionally charged response is politically inept. It means negotiations are bound to fail because there’s no rational response coming from the DUP. Remember Foster’s incredibly ill-judged outburst a couple of years ago when as Acting First Minister, she presented herself as the gatekeeper to block ‘rogues and renegades’ that is Sinn Féin and SDLP ministers, from getting anything through the executive? Breathtaking. […]

Bobby Sands film which received public funding is to make television premiere

Posted By: September 20, 2017

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed by the Irish National Caucus “I have the honor of being interviewed in this excellent documentary film. I am pleased BBC NI is going to show it.This film is objective, professional and very powerful. It’s a work not only of socio-political history but of art. I am so pleased that Bobby […]

Congress members urge Tillerson not to abolish post of NI envoy

Posted By: September 20, 2017

Letter with 25 signatures calls on Trump administration to reconsider its positionSuzanne Lynch. Irish Times. Dublin. Monday, September 18, 2017More than two dozen members of the US Congress have written to the secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, urging him to reverse the decision to abolish the post of special envoy to Northern Ireland.The intervention by the bipartisan group follows a decision […]

Optimism is beyond northern Unionists and has been for perhaps centuries

Posted By: September 20, 2017

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed by Irish National Caucus     “Some used to balk at equating Catholics with Nationalists, Protestants with Unionists. What about the Catholics who vote Unionist, they niggled, Protestants who don’t think of themselves as Unionist?What we now have is what wishful thinkers lament as ‘increased polarization’ and the rest of us recognize as the […]

Irish National Caucus Welcomes Acquittal of Ibrahim Halawa

Posted By: September 19, 2017

                            Caucus had campaigned for his releaseCAPITOL HILL. Tuesday, September 19, 2017—— Irish-Americans have welcomed the acquittal of a young Dublin Muslim who had spent four years in a Cairo jail.Ibrahim Halawa, an Irish teenager, was on a family holiday in Egypt when he became caught up in the chaos that engulfed […]

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