Labor leader Tefere Gebre awarded Peace Prize

Posted By: December 09, 2017

  Tefere Gebre with Fr. Sean McManus   Bill Hughes.  Baltimore Post Examiner. Friday, December 8, 2017   WASHINGTON – Tefere Gebre, a stalwart of the cause of organized labor, was given a “Roving Ambassador for Peace” award in a ceremony, near Capitol Hill on Tuesday. Gebre, a native of Ethiopia, is an Executive Vice-President of […]

A positive outcome

Posted By: December 09, 2017

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed by Irish National Caucus Irish News Editorial. Belfast. Saturday, December 9, 2017Yesterday’s deal on the future arrangements for the Irish border marks a significant stage in the Brexit process which now looks considerably softer than was initially envisaged by the British government.The joint report agreed between the UK and the EU in Brussels not only guarantees there will be […]

Ireland has just saved the UK from the madness of a hard Brexit

Posted By: December 09, 2017

If the UK mirrors customs union, why bother leaving EU in the first place?  Fintan O’Toole. Irish Times. Dublin. Friday, December 8, 2017  Ms. May said the deal would ensure “no hard border” in Ireland and added the deal was a “significant improvement” which had required give and take on both sides. Let’s not understate the import of what Ireland has just achieved. It has […]

May is the villain in political pantomime

Posted By: December 09, 2017

Patrick Murphy. Irish News. Belfast. Saturday, December 9, 2017 Victory for Dublin, a climb-down by London and a dose of reality for the unionists in Belfast—that appears to be the nationalist consensus on yesterday’s revised deal between Britain and the EU.As nationalist euphoria sweeps the (politically partitioned) island, the villain in this political pantomime has been Theresa May. Her diplomatic ability and political […]

Brexit has increased hopes for Irish unity but is not ideal for creating a stable 32-county state

Posted By: December 09, 2017

Arlene Foster described the difference between Monday’s draft and the final agreement as “substantial”, while Leo Varadkar said there had merely been “stylistic changes in language”.John Manley.Irish News. Belfast. Saturday, December 9, 2017The public’s suspicion is naturally aroused when all sides in a negotiation claim to be satisfied with the outcome, but then politics is said to be about the art of compromise.It’s important […]

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