Irish Times view on the Brexit papers: the no-deal nightmare

Posted By: August 24, 2018

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed to the U.S. Congress by Irish National Caucus    “Members of Congress and Staff should find this Irish Times article instructive on the dangers of Brexit.” —Fr. Sean McManus Like the UK, Ireland needs to get ready for the possibility of a no-deal Brexit  Irish Times. Dublin. Friday, August 24, 2018.The […]

How much has really changed since the first civil rights march 50 years ago?

Posted By: August 24, 2018

Alex Kane.Irish News. Belfast. Friday, August 24,  2018Today is the 50th anniversary of the first civil rights march in Northern Ireland—from Coalisland to Dungannon.It is being marked by both Sinn Féin and the SDLP, albeit by way of an increasingly bitter squabble about who is entitled to claim the credit for the process of change that was kick-started back […]

Bill Clinton’s peace [special] envoy idea caused “deep concern” in the British government

Posted By: August 24, 2018

Éamon Phoenix. Irish News. Belfast.Friday, August 24, 2018 The proposal by Bill Clinton to appoint a “peace envoy” for Northern Ireland caused deep concern in British government circles.State papers chart the efforts of British diplomats and the Northern Ireland Secretary Sir Patrick Mayhew to influence leading Irish-American politicians and a key Clinton adviser to drop the idea.In his autobiography, […]

Judicial review denied into the hiring of PSNI deputy as Irish police chief.

Posted By: August 24, 2018

Ciaran MacAirt had argued that Drew Harris’ appointment would be a breach of Ireland’s national security.Lisa O’Carroll. The Guardian. London.Wednesday,  22 Aug 2018 A legal attempt to challenge the Irish state’s decision to hire the deputy head of police in Northern Ireland as the boss of its own police and security service has been dismissed in Dublin’s high […]

Arlene’s refusal to meet Pope is act of political cowardice

Posted By: August 22, 2018

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed to the U.S. Congress by Irish National Caucus. “ ‘No Pope here,’ is the extreme Orange (Unionist/Loyalist/Protestant)  battle cry of anti-Catholic bigots in Northern Ireland. It is being heard once again because of Pope Francis’ visit to Ireland (but not to the Six Counties of Northern Ireland). Belfast columnist Brian Feeney in […]

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