Extending Irish presidential voting rights to North is a no-brainer

Posted By: June 30, 2019

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed to Congress by Irish National Caucus “Attached is a good explanation of an issue is that not too well understood.”—Fr. Sean McManus A referendum on extending the vote in presidential elections to Irish citizens living outside the Republic appears likely to be held this year. Brian Feeney. Irish News. Belfast. Wednesday, June 26, 2019  In […]

The Irishman who invented the concentration camp

Posted By: June 27, 2019

Niall O’Dowd@niallodowd Irish Central.June 27, 2019 As the term “concentration camp” is in the midst of a heated discussion over the US border area,s we recall the first use of the term, not during WWII and its use by the Nazis but during the Boer War in South AfricaThere has been heated discussion on the term “concentration camp” since allegations […]

Civil rights leader Ivan Cooper “was born to break the mould”

Posted By: June 26, 2019

 Maeve Connolly. Irish News. Belfast.Wednesday.  June 26, 2019 IVAN Cooper has been remembered as “the embodiment of the non-violent and non-sectarian movement for change that was the campaign for civil rights” following his death.Mr. Cooper, 75, died in hospital on Wednesday morning after a long period of ill health.The former Stormont MP, who helped found the SDLP along with John Hume, […]

‘Brexit will test Anglo-Irish relations as never before’

Posted By: June 25, 2019

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING. Distributed to Congress by Irish National Caucus“ The eminent Belfast historian Eamon Phoenix provides an excellent summation of where ‘we are  at’ in the Northern Ireland-Brexit issue in this article in today’s Irish News of Belfast: ‘From the confirmation of the Border in 1925 until the O’Neill-Lemass summit of 1965 it seemed to many […]

Irish American Peace Prize

Posted By: June 20, 2019

                                                Barbara Flaherty, Mattie Reilly, Bob Bateman, and Fr. Sean McManus  CAPITOL HILL. Thursday, June 20, 2019—Two long-time campaigners for unity, justice, and peace in Ireland—all 32 Counties, of course—are the most recent recipients […]

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