Posted By: March 14, 2019

CAPITOL HILL. Thursday, March 14, 2019— The Northern Ireland Bureau held its St. Patrick’s Day breakfast this morning, March 14. Fr. Sean McManus —president of the Capitol Hill-based Irish National Caucus— was in attendance and paid his respect to Arlene Foster, DUP Leader, Mrs. Geraldine Finucane, and Mary Lou McDonald, President of Sinn Fein.

A former British soldier faces murder charges over the killing of two people on Bloody Sunday in Londonderry in 1972.

Posted By: March 14, 2019

BBC NI. Belfast, Thursday, March 14, 2019 The Public Prosecution Service said there was enough evidence to prosecute Soldier F for the murders of James Wray and William McKinney.The sole prosecution is seen as a “terrible disappointment” by some of the families of the 13 people killed.They were shot dead at a civil rights march on 30 January […]

How was the Irish Border drawn in the first place?

Posted By: March 14, 2019

 Three civil servants produced different options for temporary “exclusion zone” in 1914 Conor Mulvagh . Irish Times. Dublin. Monday, February 11, 2019   The modern Irish Border as proposed in Sir James Dougherty’s final assessment, May 11, 1914. Nearing a century in existence the Irish Border has become the defining feature of Ireland’s political geography. […]

A border poll is inevitable, it is just a question of when

Posted By: March 13, 2019

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed to Congress by Irish National Congress “Brian Feeney, columnist for the Irish News of Belfast, continues to speak truth to power, cutting through all the nonsense. As Blessed Martin Luther King, Jr. liked to quote, ‘the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice’ (Theodore Parker,1810-1860). That […]

 MPs reject Theresa May’s deal for a second time

Posted By: March 12, 2019

 I profoundly regret MPs’ decision BBC NI. Belfast. Tuesday, March 12, 2019Theresa May’s EU withdrawal deal has been rejected by MPs by an overwhelming majority for a second time, with just 17 days to go to Brexit.MPs voted down the prime minister’s deal by 149 – a smaller margin than when they rejected it in January.Mrs. May said MPs will […]

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