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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 […]

Brexit has divided Britain but united nationalist Ireland

Posted By: September 07, 2019

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed to Congress by Irish National Caucus “ Columnist Patrick Murphy makes some telling points in this attached article. However, I believe Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has shown superb leadership over Brexit and has made Irish-Americans proud of how he has stood up for the whole island of Ireland—Northern, South, East, and West.” —Fr. […]

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