Former Mid-Ulster MP McCrea ‘honored and humbled” at the appointment to House of Lords

Posted By: May 23, 2018

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed by Irish National Caucus    “Mr. McCrea was heavily criticized when he appeared on a platform at a rally in 1996 in Portadown in support of LVF leader Billy Wright, whose life was under threat from the UVF. State papers released in 2014 showed that in 1986 Mr. McCrea had urged the British government to launch air strikes […]

Parties unite behind a single market

Posted By: May 22, 2018

Anthony Neeson. Irish Echo. New York City. Tuesday, May 22, 2018Four of Northern Ireland’s political parties have called for the north to remain in the European single market and customs union.In a joint statement, the leaders of Sinn Féin, SDLP, Alliance Party and the Green Party said there should be no hard border in Ireland.Michelle O’Neill, Colum Eastwood, Naomi […]

McCord’s Relentless Campaign for Justice

Posted By: May 22, 2018

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed by Irish National Caucus  Raymond McCord, Sr. — a proud Belfast Protestant/Unionist—is one of the heroes of The Troubles in Northern Ireland. As the attached article from the Belfast Telegraph reminds us, he has fearlessly campaigned since 1997 for justice for his murdered son, Raymond, Jr.—a Protestant victim of British government […]

Haggarty release heaps suffering on relatives of his victims

Posted By: May 21, 2018

John Dallat MLA. SDLP, East Derry. Letters to Editor. Irish News. Belfast. Monday, May 21, 2018   The decision to release UVF killer Gary Haggarty from prison and provide him with a new identity under a witness protection scheme before an appeal against his lenient sentence could be heard defies logic or any sense of justice. It simply heaps pain and suffering […]

Life on the border has its own subtle customs

Posted By: May 21, 2018

Liam Fay. The Times.London. Saturday, May 19, 2018   Political flashpoints don’t get much more unflashy than the frontier between Northern Ireland and the Republic, a meandering 500km strip largely made up of fields, streams and bogs. Once the sharp edge of a combat zone, the borderlands are now a haven of pastoral peacefulness.The beauty of the border is that it’s invisible. […]

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