Tory party was David Cameron’s “only reason for dangerous, stupid EU referendum”

Posted By: January 22, 2019

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed to Congress by Irish National Caucus “ Once again, Ireland’s future has been jeopardized by a super-rich spoiled brat— who cares nothing about Ireland, in the grand Tory tradition. God be with the days of Tony Blair, who did care.”—Fr. Sean McManus Bimpe Archer. Irish News. Belfast. Tuesday, January 22, 2019 Former […]

Women in 1919: The “eyes and ears” of the conflict

Posted By: January 22, 2019

 Female activists provided safe houses, procured arms, visited prisons and spie.dSinéadMcCoole. Irish Times. Dublin. Monday, January 21, 2019(Sinéad McCoole is an author and historian specializing in women’s history. She is a member of the Government’s expert advisory group on the decade of centenaries and the curator of many exhibitions on Irish history and art.) Constance Markievicz and Kathleen Lynn at Earlsfort Terrace  probably […]

The Amritsar massacre: a cold, callous display of colonial evil

Posted By: January 21, 2019

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed to Congress by Irish National Caucus “If one understands Irish history, one understands the history of colonialism throughout the British Empire: from America to India. And how the Empire was founded on racism, sectarianism, and religious bigotry: ‘The British promptly sent troops to Amritsar to restore order, under brigadier general Reginald Dyer. Dyer, […]

Why Arlene Foster is denying the DUP could live with a soft Brexit

Posted By: January 21, 2019

It’s no secret that the DUP could accept a customs union or Norway-style Brexit. But it can’t let Tory Brexiteers know that. Patrick Maguire. NewStateman. London. Friday, January 18, 2019  The DUP has issued a curious rebuttal to a well-sourced story in today’s Times on its leadership’s openness to a Brexit solution involving a Customs Union or Single Market membership.Senior […]

Belfast man played role in one of Irish history’s biggest moments

Posted By: January 21, 2019

Mairead Holland. Irish News. Belfast. Monday, January 21, 2019A WEST Belfast man was among those who played a key part in one of the most significant events of Irish history which took place 100 years ago today.The Soloheadbeg ambush in Co Tipperary on January 21, 1919, in which two Catholic policemen died is generally recognized as the opening salvo in the War […]

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