Amendment on citizenship shabbily undermines key provision of 1998 deal

Posted By: July 20, 2019

The 2004 referendum on citizenship was a disgrace to Irish democracy     Fintan O’Toole. Irish Times. Dublin. Tuesday, July 16, 2019   In the autumn, we will be asked in a referendum to give all Irish citizens living outside of the Republic the right to vote in future presidential elections. I imagine many people […]

Artificial border speak

Posted By: July 20, 2019

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed to Congress by Irish National Caucus   “Policing is and always has been one of the crucial issues in The North/Northern Ireland. I wish the new Chief Constable for Northern Ireland well. And I know, for the uninitiated, that terminology in regards to  Northern Ireland can be a political minefield. Nonetheless, […]

Since then, as the 1950s generation has aged and died, the Irish-born population has shrunk by almost a quarter, overtaken by Poles, Indians, Pakistanis, and Romanians.

Posted By: July 20, 2019

London Irish loneliness: “In a pub, no one would talk to you”The funeral of John Lynch from Kerry this week has highlighted the problem of isolationDaniel Keane in Cricklewood. Irish Times. Dublin. Saturday, July 20, 2019 The London Irish Centre in Camden, established in 1954, helps to tackle isolation. Photograph: Daniel KeaneIn 1957, aged 23, Thomas Mulligan left his home in Lucan, […]

While Americans were flying to the Moon, we were heading back in time

Posted By: July 20, 2019

Patrick Murphy. Irish News. Belfast. Saturday, July 20, 2019 As we plod our selective pathways through a decade of centenaries, we are about to witness a newly-emerging list of half centenaries, which will trace the origins of the thirty bloodiest years in this country’s history.The first death in the 1969 Troubles, that of Francis McCloskey in Dungiven, was marked […]

Dublin set to oppose EU’s proposed change to daylight saving time

Posted By: July 19, 2019

Michelle Devane. Irish News. Belfast. Thursday, July 18, 2019THE Irish government is set to oppose the EU’s proposed change to daylight saving time to ensure the island of Ireland does not end up with two time zones post-Brexit.The Republic’s justice minister Charlie Flanagan is expected to seek cabinet approval today to oppose the EU’s plans to abolish seasonal clock changes.The European Commission […]

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