Fateful march cannot be seen in isolation.

Posted By: October 07, 2018

RISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed to Congress by Irish National CaucusThis Editorial, below, from the Irish News of Belfast on the 50th anniversary of the origins the Civil Rights Movement in Northern Ireland, is important reading for Members of Congress and Staffers.“What might have been” is a refrain that haunts all of us involved in the struggle for justice, equality and peace in […]

Number of young people who do not socialize with different religion rising

Posted By: October 06, 2018

Bimpe Archer. Irish News. Belfast. Friday, October 5, 2018The names of murdered PSNI officers and prison officers on a republican bonfire built in the Bogside of Derry which was burnt on Wednesday night. The bonfire is built by local youths to celebrate the 15th of August Feast of the Assumption in Ireland. Picture Margaret McLaughlin 15-8-18.A QUARTER of people believe Protestants and Catholics […]

Why are there still so few Catholics in the PSNI?

Posted By: October 05, 2018

Talk of return of 50:50 recruitment to improve balance antagonizes unionistsGerry Moriarty. Irish Times. Dublin. Thursday, October 4, 2018  The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) deputy chief constable Stephen Martin would have been well aware that he would antagonize unionist politicians when on Monday he suggested that politicians may have to bring back 50:50 Catholic/Protestant recruitment to enhance nationalist numbers in the force.And so […]

Power-hunger DUP leader could damn us all

Posted By: October 03, 2018

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed to Congress by Irish National Caucus “No matter how much I supported the Good Friday Agreement signed in 1998, I always had the nagging worry that after Tony Blair, God bless him, some British prime minister would come along and —in grand British imperial tradition— treacherously betray the Agreement. Of course, […]

DUP blasts potential return to PSNI 

Posted By: October 02, 2018

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed to Congress by Irish National Caucus   “The DUP’s claim (in below article) that increasing the number of Catholics in the Northern Ireland Police Service is  ‘institutionalized sectarianism’ is like the White Citizens Council in Mississippi  in 1963 saying the need to increase the number of Blacks in the Mississippi police is […]

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