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Campaigner says “fight goes on” after Brexit strategy legal challenge dismissed

Posted By: September 12, 2019

Raymond McCord faces a more complicated journey to the Supreme Court than the recent Scottish and English Brexit-related cases. David Young, PA. Belfast Telegraph. Thursday, September 12, 2019.A Northern Ireland victims’ campaigner has vowed to fight to be heard in the Supreme Court after his High Court challenge against the Government’s Brexit strategy was dismissed.Raymond McCord faces a more complicated journey […]

Suspension of parliament was unlawful, court rules

Posted By: September 11, 2019

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed to  Congress by Irish National Caucus [ “The Inner House of the Court of Session has ruled that the Prime Minister’s advice to HM the Queen that the United Kingdom Parliament should be prorogued from a day between 9 and 12 September until 14 October was unlawful because it had the purpose of stymying Parliament.”] Irish News. […]

Speculation mounting about Northern Ireland-only backstop to break Brexit impasse

Posted By: September 10, 2019

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed to Congress by Irish National Caucus   The “Backstop” is an insurance policy to avoid a hard Border and would see Northern Ireland (or the whole of the UK) retain a close relationship with the European Union until alternative arrangements are agreed. Claire Simpson. Irish Post. Belfast. Tuesday, September 10, 2019Speculation is mounting that […]

No “Backstop” is same as no deal for Ireland, Taoiseach tells Johnson

Posted By: September 09, 2019

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed to Congress by Irish National Caucus.   “ Boris has met his match in Leo. Taoiseach Varadkar is giving a command performance. Irish-Americans say: Yes, to the “Backstop. No, to a hard Border. And better still, No damn Border at all. Fr. Sean McManus RTE. Dublin. Monday, September 9,  2019 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar […]

[Boris ]Johnson brings bumptious optimism but few specifics

Posted By: September 09, 2019

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed by Irish National Caucus “Good for Taoiseach Leo Varadkar! He continues to stand firm for both parts of Ireland.” Fr. Sean McManus. [Boris ]Johnson brings bumptious optimism but few specificsVaradkar says we will not “agree to the replacement of legal guarantee with a promise”Pat Leahy. Irish Times. Dublin. Monday, September 9, 2019 British […]

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