The execution of Kevin Barry, the last straw for Michael Collins

Posted By: January 20, 2020

  Dermot McEvoy @IrishCentral January 20, 2020. On January 20, 1902, Kevin Barry was born in Dublin. His execution in 1920 is considered to be the “final straw” for Irish revolutionary leader Michael Collins. On November 1, 1920, 18-year-old medical student Kevin Barry was hanged in Mountjoy Prison. He had been apprehended during an IRA raid […]


Posted By: January 18, 2020

“Ireland, too, has the right to be One Nation under God, indivisible,  with liberty and justice for all.”This Petition is entrusted to you—as it is to me— as a sacred trust. We must get many thousands to sign it—it’s the least any concerned person can do. It is free, just click and sign— is our honor, privilege, and duty to play […]

Praise for Memoirs and for Fr. McManus’ Work

Posted By: January 17, 2020

  “Thus, McManus became Britain’s nemesis in America, the driving force that would eventually erode Britain’s influence within the U.S. government.”—Joseph E. Thompson. American Policy and Northern Ireland: A Saga of Peacebuilding. 2001.   “Advising Congressman [Richard Ottinger, D-NY],  and helping him in the talks [in Belfast] was Fr. Sean McManus, the Washington-based Redemptorist priest […]

Have they been had?

Posted By: January 15, 2020

    Financial vagueness in the deal shows the executive will not be trusted   Brian Feeney. Irish Times. Belfast. Wednesday, January 15, 2020   Have they been had? Boris Johnson blew in with Storm Brendan on Monday and flew out again as the storm abated, puffing, blowing and blustering, but in Johnson’s case leaving […]

McManus and McCord team up again

Posted By: January 14, 2020

January 13, 2020    By Irish Echo Staff   Raymond McCord Sr. and Fr. Sean McManus in front of the White House in 2009. By Irish Echo Staff During the week of Sunday, February 9 to Saturday, February 15 the Capitol Hill-based Irish National Caucus is sponsoring, for the third time, a visit of the Northern […]

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