Irish- American Anger

Posted By: July 24, 2017

On This Day [in Irish History]Irish News, July 24, 1917Eamon Phoenix. Irish News.  Monday, July 24, 2017The Daily Chronicle’s Special Correspondent, writing from New York, says: Mr. T P O’Connor [Nationalist MP for Liverpool], after several weeks in America, has given his impression on the Irish race here.   ‘I find Irish-America of 1846, not of 1917; that is to say, the Ireland of the awful epoch […]

Political and religious freedom is way forward for Northern Ireland

Posted By: July 24, 2017

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed by Irish National Caucus    Fr Sean McManus Letters to the Editor, Irish News. Belfast. Monday, July 24, 2017 Dear EditorThe Fourth of July is a special day for all Americans —and not least for Irish-Americans, who glory in America’s freedom from England.But the Fifth of July now also takes on […]

Failure of leadership has brought us an Ireland of inequality and division

Posted By: July 23, 2017

Patrick Murphy.Irish News. Belfast. Saturday, July 22, 2017As our politicians, north and south, leave us in peace for a few months and a welcome summer silence falls gently across the island, it might be a good time to reflect on the state of Ireland and its two Irish states.Where have our politicians led us? What does Ireland stand for in an […]

IRA ceasefire: cementing a hard-won peace

Posted By: July 22, 2017

20 years on, no significant section of either community wants a return to the bad old daysIrish Times Editorial. Dublin. Saturday, July 22, 2017Frustration with the never-ending political stalemate in the North pales into insignificance by comparison with the decades of violence that blighted the region. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Getty ImagesIreland, North, and South, has made immeasurable progress since the second IRA ceasefire […]

The fault lies not with the Parades Commission but with Dunloy Lodge

Posted By: July 22, 2017

“This Presbyterian Minister speaks truth to power —the power of the Orange Order to intimidate Catholics by insisting on the “RIGHT “to strut through poor Catholic areas. If Irish Republicans/Nationalists were to insist on parading through  Protestant areas, I would be the very first to oppose it. I call on the Orange Order to cast […]

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