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So what does the DUP really, really want? A no-deal Brexit

Posted By: December 15, 2018

“While businesses and politicians on all sides have warned that [a hard Border] is unthinkable, pointing out that trade between the Republic and Northern Ireland is almost six times more than between Northern Ireland and Great Britain, and that a hard border could risk the stability of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement, the DUP doesn’t seem that worried.” Rachel Cunliffe. CityAM.com.  London.Friday, December […]

Engel pens Ballymurphy letter to British ambassador

Posted By: December 15, 2018

Irish Echo Staff. New York.Tuesday, December 11, 2018 Congressman Eliot Engel, who is expected to chair the House Foreign Affairs Committee in the 116th Congress, has written to the British ambassador in Washington, Sir Kim Darroch, expressing his concerns about the ongoing Ballymurphy Massacre inquest.Congressman Engel, recently reelected in New York’s 16th congressional district, wrote to Ambassador Darroch after twice […]

A Corbyn-DUP alliance is unlikely but in this uncertain political era anything is possible

Posted By: December 14, 2018

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed to Congress by Irish National Caucus “ It is a dramatic indication of how messed up the whole Brexit issue is when it appears that Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the British Labor Party, is rejecting the “Backstop” (the means for stopping a hard Border). Not only that, but Mr. Corbyn —a […]

Safe for now but this is far from the end of Theresa May’s problems

Posted By: December 13, 2018

 IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed to Congress by Irish National Caucus“As Tip O’Neill once remarked, England continues to use Ireland, North, and South, as a political football. And the DUP still does not catch on.”—Fr. Sean Mc Manus Irish News. Belfast. Thursday,  December 13, 2018Prime Minister Theresa May returns to Downing Street, as Conservative MPs finished holding their […]

British politician apologizes to Irish for her party’s Brexit behavior

Posted By: December 13, 2018

Conservative Member of Parliament Anna Soubry says she’s “appalled” by the Tory party and their actions. IrishCentral Staff@IrishCentral Thursday, December  13, 2018British politician Anna Soubry had some harsh criticisms for members of her own conservative Tory party in the United Kingdom after a vote of confidence in Prime Minister Theresa May was called for on Wednesday.Speaking on RTE Radio’s Morning […]

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